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post #1 of 38 Old 01-01-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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i want to put in lockers and regear

what all wil in need to add a locker to my front dana 30 and my rear dana 44what will i need to regear im currently running 35s

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post #2 of 38 Old 01-01-2013, 05:57 PM
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first u gotta know what gearing u are using in ur diffs then u can go from there try 4.88 with 35s
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what lockers do u recommend and i was thinking about running 4.88 or 5.13
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what lockers do u recommend and i was thinking about running 4.88 or 5.13
The deepest you can go is 4.88 with your dana 30
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The deepest you can go is 4.88 with your dana 30
what do u recomened i use im not actually sure which gear to run or what actuated locker would be the best buck
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what do u recomened i use im not actually sure which gear to run or what actuated locker would be the best buck
I have no experience with gearing recommendations for the NV3550. Do some searching and I'm sure you'll find a general opinion on it.

The choice in lockers is somewhat dependent of your budget and desires. Most people on this forum will not do their own gears for various reasons. If you can swing it, and feel that you need them, put in selectable. Otherwise if you decide you want them later on, you will be paying for labor again. What locker you pick is up to you to do some more research.

I run lunchbox lockers front and rear mainly due to their cost. I got the front one for free and the rear I bought a year ago. I'm happy with them but they do have their downfalls. If I had the funds, I'd put ARBs in. I can do my own gear and locker installs so paying for more labor at a later date is not an issue for me.
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i want lockers i can actuate whats my best bet the arbs air lockers
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post #8 of 38 Old 01-01-2013, 07:46 PM
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i want lockers i can actuate whats my best bet the arbs air lockers
Plenty of ARB v. OX threads out there. Will keep you busy for awhile reading.

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post #9 of 38 Old 01-01-2013, 09:09 PM
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Can I weigh in?

Ok, thank.

I would consider upgrading the front axles to 30 spline if you're going to lock the front. Not sure if the spider gears in the ARB are upgradable to 30 spline once you break your 27 spline axles.

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Can I weigh in?

Ok, thank.

I would consider upgrading the front axles to 30 spline if you're going to lock the front. Not sure if the spider gears in the ARB are upgradable to 30 spline once you break your 27 spline axles.

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Opinions are divided on this. Many will advocate sticking to 27 splines so spares are easier to deal with. Note that even if you do go to 30, only do it with the inners. 30 spline outer options (stub shafts and unit bearings) are limited and haven't been real succesful.

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post #12 of 38 Old 01-02-2013, 09:39 AM
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Imped is right.

You are giving off the vibe that you can't install your own gears. Don't attempt to do this yourself.

Can you afford the gear install price on top of the locker purchase? This will be your deciding factor.

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post #13 of 38 Old 01-02-2013, 11:31 AM
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Take a look at the links provided in this post, you will find very useful information:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...2/#post5801960
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Ideally you need to have a Dana 44 or equivalent in the front to run 35's IMO. I love the ARB I have in the rear and will do ARB again in the front soon. I was twisting 30 spline moly axle shafts in the rear until I put the ARB in and went to 35 spline shafts.
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