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post #841 of 2548 Old 03-31-2013, 06:27 PM
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The stock LSD is pretty well worthless. I have it, and the only time it ever pulls is when the tires have close to the same traction. It worked alot better when I first put it in, but after wheelin on it the way I wheel I think the clutches are worn out.

However I'd still take a stock LSD over an open diff any day of the week. Trust me you don't want a lunchbox rear locker, your jeep will drive like a full on piece of ****.


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post #842 of 2548 Old 03-31-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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So is it general consensus that I should get a front locker, then leave the rear open until I get the money for a good locker? Thoughts?

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So is it general consensus that I should get a front locker, then leave the rear open until I get the money for a good locker? Thoughts?

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Sure. For the rear, whatevers cheapest.

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post #844 of 2548 Old 03-31-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Sure. For the rear, whatevers cheapest.
Just trying to figure out what route to go with this. I haven't researched lockers much.

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post #845 of 2548 Old 03-31-2013, 06:46 PM
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So is it general consensus that I should get a front locker, then leave the rear open until I get the money for a good locker? Thoughts?

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Thats what i'm doing. Unless I can get the LSD free of charge...

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Thats what i'm doing. Unless I can get the LSD free of charge...
True. I'm thinking of an Aussie up front, but I don't know yet.

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Lockright for the front. Currently the cheapest and it's the highest quality of the available lunchbox lockers. For the rear the cheapest you should go on a locker is a grizzly or detroit. A lunchbox locker is trash in the rear. Selectables are nice, but for the money a detroit/grizzly is the way to go IMO. I agree with Mason though, even a crappy stock LSD is better than being open. Open diffs are weak too, the spider gears become the weak point in the axle.

IMO, a rear locker provides more benefit than a front locker. However, it is cheaper to lock the front first, and it is still a HUGE improvement over stock, so I would throw a lunchbox in the front first if I were you.
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I was going pretty simple. LSD, refurbished internals, and maybe upgraded brakes. Do they have a website?

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I wouldnt go simple on a whole axle purchase. Save the hassle spend the extra $$ and have it done right the first time.

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Whole 9 yards.

The rear end is probably the most important to beef up seeing it sees 5x more stress than the front. Build it and forget about it. That's the way I like it.

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post #849 of 2548 Old 03-31-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Alright. If it comes with an LSD I'll take it, but I'll have to consider not getting it depending on how much extra it is, because that money would towards a good locker.

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I wouldnt go simple on a whole axle purchase. Save the hassle spend the extra $$ and have it done right the first time.

Do a selectable locker
Shafts
Whole 9 yards.

The rear end is probably the most important to beef up seeing it sees 5x more stress than the front. Build it and forget about it. That's the way I like it.
Good point. If I can snag a job I will for sure.

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My Aussie has worked awesome... can't beat it for $250.

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My Aussie has worked awesome... can't beat it for $250.
That's what I've been thinking.

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I would definitely go with an Aussie up front, a 30 ain't worth enough to put anything else in. And if I were you and getting a ecgs 8.8. I'd definitely Atleast get it geared.

If you can make friends with someone with a welder though then you can save a whole ton of cash. I have less than 300 in my 8.8 from gears to brackets to truss. But I also geared it myself.

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post #854 of 2548 Old 04-01-2013, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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I would definitely go with an Aussie up front, a 30 ain't worth enough to put anything else in. And if I were you and getting a ecgs 8.8. I'd definitely Atleast get it geared.

If you can make friends with someone with a welder though then you can save a whole ton of cash. I have less than 300 in my 8.8 from gears to brackets to truss. But I also geared it myself.
Good point.
Stupid question of the day: if I eventually swap in an HP30 will the Aussie still work in it?

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Good point.
Stupid question of the day: if I eventually swap in an HP30 will the Aussie still work in it?

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Yes, it will. I swapped my Spartan from my LP30 directly into my HP30.

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