Locker Kits -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > Locker Kits

FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineFS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options!

Unread 06-19-2002, 10:28 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 58
Post Locker Kits

I am thinking of upgrading my axles with lockers. I run 33s on a modified suspension. The axles are stock unforunately. The front axle has warn hubs and I was thinking a detroit soflocker would do the trick. I want to keep the rear axle free for road use and not so much noise on the road. I thought of gettting an air loacker system. (ARB?) Will the full time detroit lockers in the front mix with the air lockers? Is it a good idea to change gear ratios seeing as I used to have 30 inch tires on there and now I have 33's?

'85 CJ7 Rebuilt 258/T5/Dana 300 Mopar MPI fuel Injuection kit - 35" Pro Comp X-Terrains,one piece rear axle, 4.56 gears, Tracloc rear, Detroit Nospin front, 2" Full-Traction Shackle Reversal, 1" body lift, 2.5" Sky Jacker lift

'05 Jeep "Willys" ~stock... daily driver
Jwhit is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-23-2002, 12:06 PM   #2
Web Wheeler
80cj's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 6,157

I guess your idea should work. Don't know what kind of four wheeling you do but a very effective limited slip for your front (which I assume is a Dana 30) would be a Dana/Spicer Powr Lok or a Tru Trac. The Powr Lok has 4 spider gears and would do much to beef up your front diff while still being reasonable smooth. Unless you do extreme rock crawling where your front wheels get off the ground, a good limited slip should serve you well. Don't know what your existing gear ratio is but lots of people who run 33's find 4.10 a good ratio to run. Wish I could afford an ARB air locker for my rear.
80cj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-27-2002, 12:20 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: California
Posts: 23


Im just curious what year jeep you have with your 33's and how is the over all gearing with 33's and stock gears? how is it for freeway crusing, and how about for off roading? Thanks.
75 CJ5 In process of restoration.

Metalic blue, Dana 44 Dana 30, 33 12.5 15 on 589's. Ford T18 4 speed, Dana 20 case. Upgraded to AMC 258 with Howell fuel injection, 4 ponit cage.
jeeperzcreeperz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.