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Unread 04-04-2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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locker break axle?

i have a 30 up front a 44 in the back...if i lock them will 33 or 34 inch tires be too big for the axles to support them...oh i got a 258....and has anyone used the aussie locker in the rear of a daily help wold be greatly apprectiated

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Unread 04-05-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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Why would you want lockers in a DD?
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Unread 04-05-2007, 05:52 PM   #3
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I wouldn't lock the front personally. Open and a winch is a better set up. The Dana 30 isn't so kind when locked even with 33"s. It is all driver in this case. I would lock the rear in a DD, Aussie is a good set up.
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Unread 04-07-2007, 08:46 AM   #4
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i have lockrights in the front and rear, it's not a dd however i do drive it to and from the trails sometimes, i would NEVER lock the rear of a dd with one of these, very similar to the aussie, they are just too squirrely on the street. it wants to change lanes everytime you shift. my .02
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Unread 04-07-2007, 09:19 AM   #5
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33" or 34" tires are fine, with the dana 30 you can go up to 35" tops if your nice to it and drive normal, the dana 44 you can go up to 37" tires and be fine if you drive normal. It's when you start full throttling it up rock gardens and hills that you'll run into axles breaking, for the dana 30 it will be the driverside, the longer shaft will twist more and push the shaft to it's limits. One of my friends has a cherokee with 35" x terrains, nothing broken all year, the other friend has 36" tsl's, snaps shafts every time. But the guy with 36" tsl's has a front locker and drives it like he stole it, so it's expected.
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Unread 04-07-2007, 10:56 AM   #6
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I have no problem running locked front and rear on a Daily Driver. Matter of fact, my CJ5 has 33s and a rear Detroit. I'm currently rebuilding the front D44 and it'll probably get a Lockright. Once you wheel locked up, you'll never go back. Sure, the occasional "bang" when the rear locker unloads, a little squirrely on ice and you need to coast around corners but who cares.. it's a Jeep.
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