If you don't think a front D30 on 35's with a locker isn't a ticking time bomb you're high!!! Or you just cruise the strip and locked it up to sound cool.
I must be high then. Would you be hesitant to run a front locker on my Rubi with 35's? The D30 in Pucks XJ is a high pinion which means that there is more inherent strength in his R&P vs. my low pinion D44. The R&P may be smaller in his than in mine but at least he is pushing against the drive side and note the cost side. He has smaller inner shafts but most people don't break those. They break the U-Joint from applying power when the front end is bound up and they are turning hard over one way or the other. The U-Joints in Pucks XJ are the same size as mine and the outer axle shafts are the same as well.
A lunch box locker in the front D30 was one of the first things I did on my last Jeep. That D30 held up to 31's and 35's with nary an issue. The same could not be said about the D35 that was originally out back... I broke that the first time open on 31's. LOL
Side note: I love the fact that I am still at work. 14 hour work days ROCK!
Originally Posted by Hendrix
No one really knows the reason for LCOG Jeeps.
Its so short ****s like me and you can still get in.
Originally Posted by 2ACR
My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.
Just cause you didn't break one doesn't mean it's not going to fail. I just know I wouldn't feel comfortable running a locker on a any combo of dana 35 rear and dana 30 front with 35's. To me you're just asking for problems and walking a fine line of strength needed vs. strength provided in your drivetrain components. Put a tire in any undercut scenario or situation where it's struggling for grip and then grabs and hope you don't hear that dreaded pop.