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ayycharlay92 02-19-2013 08:36 AM

axle help with an 87 wagoneer
so i just bought an 87 wagoneer and its my new project/ learning car, my buddy was talking about the gears in the rear, saying they were floating or something like that, basically only the wheels that have the most tension are spinning, well his uncle is a mechanic and he said he could get him to do my rear posi, where both rear wheels spin at the same time, i was wondering if it would be worth it for wheeling ? i want them both to spin so i can spin both wheels when i do a burn out with it, but other than that i didnt know if it would be worth the money to have him do that ? here in the next week or two i am ordering a new 4 inch leaf kit, and an aussie locker for the front

Dave145 02-19-2013 08:50 AM

You want to do a burnout with a wagoneer?

ayycharlay92 02-19-2013 08:52 AM

i do burnouts with anything man

ayycharlay92 02-19-2013 08:52 AM

and boy a burnout my wagoneer can do

Dave145 02-19-2013 09:03 AM

It would be something different to see doing a burnout so it would be neat to see. I think a posi rear end would be good for offroad action and burnouts. I guess deciding whether or not its worth it or not all comes down to how often do you plan on offroading with it or doing burnouts.

ayycharlay92 02-19-2013 10:08 AM

it will smoke out the one wheel right now and will do phenomenal donuts, but its not something i wanna just burnout in, i feel like after i lock the front and if my rears were both going at the same time it would be able to roll through **** like nothing, im waiting before i look into locking the rear because i want a decent locker for it and i dont want it to be locked all the time like the aussie locker will do

pleontks 02-19-2013 10:46 AM

I put the posi in my j10. Noticeable improvement in offroad. I don't think I've ever tried to do a burnout, though.

I also did it myself. This is the one thing I definetly recommend paying somebody else to do. Admittedly, I'm not the best mechanic, and I had several bumps along the way, but it took me about 6 weeks to do. Probably 3 solid full days of work.

ayycharlay92 02-19-2013 12:21 PM

My buddies uncle is a mechanic and he did the gears on his impala, so I was gonna pay him to do it if I actually get them done, would you recommend me going posi ?

CSP 02-19-2013 01:31 PM

Take it wheeling and see if you need it on the trails you run. Nobody else can make that decision for you. My first thought is if you really don't know, then you don't need it.

timgr 02-19-2013 04:12 PM

Which transfer case do you have? With full-time, they are usually set up open at both ends.

If not full-time, a LSD (limited slip differential) will help a lot on the trail.

The best choice is a selectable locker. You get the nice highway characteristics of the open axles, and locked axle traction when you need it.

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