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post #1 of 5 Old 06-15-2003, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Locking the front or the rear on cj7?

I was just kicking around the idea of lockers and was wondering what the general consensus is if you can only lock the front or the rear. At first I thought the rear but then I was thinkin that my front tires really arent always on the ground together while wheelin'...... any ideas?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-15-2003, 11:27 AM
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This is always a good subject for a debate. I'm on the lock the rear axle first side. My reasons are that the rear axle is usually stronger than the front and when you are climbing the weight is usually shifted to the rear tires.

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I am running a Lock rite in the front Dana 30 and have the trak lok LSD in the rear. My jeep is a daily driver so I wanted to keep it very streetable. The difference after locking up the front end was amazing but then again I wheeled this thing open front and rear for years. I also did some research before doing this and was a little concerned about any steering issues with locking up the front but to be honest you can hardly tell the thing is in there unless you get real bound up in the rocks at full lock. I just go easy on the skinny pedal when in this situation and haven't had any problems so far.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-16-2003, 05:11 PM
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locked in the front only

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-16-2003, 10:19 PM
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Best is the rear. As stated earlier, when climbing, most of the weight is transfered back there anyway. I'd just weld the back and lock the front. (Well not really, I'd weld both of em.)
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