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post #1 of 4 Old 02-17-2003, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Im pretty sure that my 01 sport has d44s front and back. dont knowmuch about them, but are they supposed to be limited-slip or not because mine dosnt seem to watn to lock in after spinning for awhile?

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-17-2003, 05:10 PM
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You may have a Dana 44 in the rear but the front axle is a Dana 30... only the 2003 Rubicon has a front Dana 44.

So you may have a limited slip in the rear but for sure, there isn't one in the front. Tires can spin like crazy even if you're in 4x4 since the tires on an axle don't actually lock together. The front axles are locked together when you're in 4x4, but the left and right tires are free to spin if one has insufficient traction. Only installing a locker in the front or rear axle will mechanically lock the left and right wheels together.

Even the rear limited slip differential can let a rear tire spin in the right conditions. Next time this happens, try stepping on the brakes (yes!) while a tire is spinning. That will help to stop the tire from spinning while at the same time increasing the power sent to the other tire that has more traction.

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Next time this happens, try stepping on the brakes
that's the way ya do it! don't step on the brakes to hard...
remember the limited slip is not a locker.
we often have jeeps without a locker on the trail, we have them
put on the e-brake 2-3 clicks on really difficult obstacles (poor mans
locker), this will keep the slipping tire from spinning so more power
can get to the other tire.

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post #4 of 4 Old 02-18-2003, 12:13 AM
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These two threads will help you out also. The first is info about different types of differentials and the second will help you identify what type of axle you have in the back.
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