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post #1 of 25 Old 11-29-2007, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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D30 limited slip?

Can anyone recommend a limited slip for my D30. This is my DD, but I definately need something in the front for offroad. I always get stuck at least once a trip.

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post #2 of 25 Old 11-29-2007, 01:43 PM
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Get an auto locker.

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Oh and money is an issue, so it needs to be worth the cost/effectivness
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post #4 of 25 Old 11-29-2007, 02:03 PM
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Aussie Locker, $250 or so. I don't have one but it's on my Christmas wish list.
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For the price you will utimately spend to get a limited slip installed, you might as well save up a bit more and get a selectable locker. Way better for off-road then flip a switch and you're back to normal for street driving. It's a decision you will not regret spending an extra few bucks on.

I run an Auburn ECTED in my D30 and it is a limited slip when not locked.

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i have the detroit tru-trac for the front, kinda wished i would have gotten a locker
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I would say go with an Aussie, $249, free shipping and a
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post #9 of 25 Old 11-29-2007, 03:16 PM
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To pre-address the likely concern the OP may have about installing a locker in the front axle, it's a 100% non-issue for the Wrangler TJ as a front locker is virtually transparent in 2wd on the street. This is because there is no torque being sent through it to the wheels when you're in 2wd do it does not affect anything or even let you know it's there. Only in 4x4 does it "do it's thing".

There is FAR more benefit to a front locker than there is a front limited slip differential in a Wrangler that is taken offroad. When I ran Truetrac LSDs front and rear offroad, they were nearly useless and totally ineffective the vast majority of the time. Their main benefit is on the street in ice or snow conditions.

Personally, I would go for a Lockrite up front. The Aussie works the same way, is a copy of the Lockrite, but is made in Australia and I prefer buying American-made whenever I can. There is no difference between them so far as their design and how well they work goes.

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To pre-address the likely concern the OP may have about installing a locker in the front axle, it's a 100% non-issue for the Wrangler TJ as a front locker is virtually transparent in 2wd on the street. This is because there is no torque being sent through it to the wheels when you're in 2wd do it does not affect anything or even let you know it's there. Only in 4x4 does it "do it's thing".

There is FAR more benefit to a front locker than there is a front limited slip differential in a Wrangler that is taken offroad. When I ran Truetrac LSDs front and rear offroad, they were nearly useless and totally ineffective the vast majority of the time. Their main benefit is on the street in ice or snow conditions.

Personally, I would go for a Lockrite up front. The Aussie works the same way, is a copy of the Lockrite, but is made in Australia and I prefer buying American-made whenever I can. There is no difference between them so far as their design and how well they work goes.
Thats a new one on me, do you run a locker up front. I would much rather have a locker if I can.
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Thats a new one on me, do you run a locker up front. I would much rather have a locker if I can.
Absolutely, I don't wheel with anyone who doesn't and most of us drive our TJs on the street. I installed and drove it for years without problem, and well before I installed manual hubs up front and whether my front hubs are locked or unlocked, the locker is never even noticeable. A Lockrite might click once in a while but that would be the most you'd ever notice. You won't feel it through the steering wheel at all in 2wd, and you won't until you shift into 4x4.

The only time a front locker in a TJ is not a good idea is if you have to drive in 4x4 on the streets like during the winter and there is snow or ice on the ground.

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Lock Right locker up front is invisible in 2WD, and it's great in 4WD.

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I've got the Detroit TrueTrac limited slip in front and love it. But it is not cheap unless you find them used.

If you are going for cost, a lunchbox locker would be best.

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Don't forget that you'll need at least a partial gear setup with any limited slip.

A lunchbox locker you can install yourself.
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post #15 of 25 Old 11-29-2007, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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whats a lunch box locker
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