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post #1 of 3 Old 06-04-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Lockers and Axle Changes...

I bought a 99 TJ sport a few months back and am fixing it up and making it a serious off road vehicle.
It has stock dana 30 front and dana 35 rear axles. It does not have any lockers and that is my number 1 project right now.
should I buy lockers that fit with my current dana axles or should I wait and get bigger better newer axles and then put lockers on them?
Whats my best option?

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-04-2013, 07:13 PM
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Wouldn't spend anything on your rear axle. In particular, it will not do well with a locker.

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-04-2013, 07:17 PM
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Agreed. The general concensus is an 8.8 swap, which is what I did. It fought me during install but I finally got her tamed and running smooth.

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