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post #1 of 12 Old 02-15-2014, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Should I rebuild my axle when installing a locker?

Will be installing my front lock right in my dana 30 here shortly. Should I pick up a rebuild kit while doing this? I am in a ZJ on 31s.

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-15-2014, 09:52 PM
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At a bare minimum I would put inner diff seals in. About 8 bucks each at Rock auto. Also change out the Ujoints while in there.

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post #3 of 12 Old 02-16-2014, 06:40 AM
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Since you don't even need to pull the carrier for those cheap lockers, I wouldn't bother. If you were doing gears and had to pull the carrier and pinion, absolutely.

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Besides inner seals is there anything else (Besides the overhaul) I should really do with the locker?
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post #5 of 12 Old 02-16-2014, 08:17 AM
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universal joints

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post #6 of 12 Old 02-16-2014, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ok this is a dumb question but I am struggling to find the answer. How many universal joints will be on my front axle? 2?
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-16-2014, 07:01 PM
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One on each side in the steering knuckle. 30-50 bucks each.

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Is the inner differential seal the same as the inner axle seal?
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post #9 of 12 Old 05-04-2014, 06:40 PM
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yes.
They are changed with the carrier removed.

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-13-2014, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Ok locker is going in tomorrow. Any last minute items?
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post #11 of 12 Old 06-13-2014, 03:46 PM
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Gear oil.
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