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Unread 10-18-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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OX locker shifter install

Here is my install of the shifter for my Ox locker in my Dana 44 swap.
I ordered this bracket from polyperformance that can be used in several locations in your jeep. I painted the bracket a few days before.



Since I am doing U-pol in the tub later this month I decided to not cut up the carpet. Itís in good shape and I plan on throwing it on EBAY later. I folded the carpet out of the way and laid the bracket upside down to mark the mounting location. I liked the spot under the front of the seat. It is out of the way, and the shifter itself can be locked so you wonít engage it by accident.



I used my dremel tool and 4 or 5 cutting wheels to make the cut. Since there is a fair amount of sparks I threw down a damp towel to keep the sparks from leaving any marks on the folded up carpet.



I marked the location for the self tapping screws I picked up and drilled the holes. Then I used some paint to cover up the bare metal so I wouldnít get any rust.



Test fit of the bracket and shifter. I used the L mount that came with the shifter to cover up under the shifter a little.



I slipped the bracket in from the top. Then I crawled under the Jeep and slipped the shifter through and screwed it all together. I added some lock washers since none came with it.





All set. I just folded the carpet back over for now until I get my u-pol liner in.
Now Iím all set for the swap.



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Unread 10-18-2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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Looks really nice
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Unread 11-15-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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I like the idea of a manual cable locking hub. The ARB looks really good, but it also means a compressor et. el. More things to break when you least need them to.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 02:47 PM   #4
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I know the guys with ARB's all seem to like them, and they have a good rep. The Ox workes great for me. I liked the manual shift. You can get electric and air shift for the OX now to.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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I'm not knocking the ARB stuff, I just think for me personally, I prefer your setup. I think when I do get a locker, it will be an OX. I know everyone says putting a locker in a D35 is borderline insane, but if I upgrade the D35 to an S35, for me I don't see any big issue with putting in a manual locker. I don't intend to put anything bigger then 31" on my rig. OH; and a 2" BB. I like the look of my 31"'s but it does need a bit more clearance, for looks. I don't do hard core off-roading, actually I've yet to do any with this Jeep. Perhaps the odd fire road, or some very light trails.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 04:13 PM   #6
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I'm not knocking the ARB stuff, I just think for me personally, I prefer your setup. I think when I do get a locker, it will be an OX. I know everyone says putting a locker in a D35 is borderline insane, but if I upgrade the D35 to an S35, for me I don't see any big issue with putting in a manual locker. I don't intend to put anything bigger then 31" on my rig. OH; and a 2" BB. I like the look of my 31"'s but it does need a bit more clearance, for looks. I don't do hard core off-roading, actually I've yet to do any with this Jeep. Perhaps the odd fire road, or some very light trails.
I have a similar setup, and I feel the exact same.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 06:27 PM   #7
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Hope you don't find to big of a pain to go under the seat to engage the Ox lock. I had mine mounted on the center shifter bezel on my '99 TJ worked great there. I had the Ox in there till I busted the spider gears then I just went with a a posi till the damm thing got stolen from work. Damm I miss that Jeep, Now I'm stuck driving a stock '05 TJ till I save the money for lift and biger tires. Someday.
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I looked at mounting the shifter in or on the center console, but I didn't like any of the set-ups I saw. They always seem the be in the way. It's not hard at all to flip the shifter the way I have it. If you have a giant beer gut and find tieing your shoes hard to do you might not like this set up.


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Hope you don't find to big of a pain to go under the seat to engage the Ox lock. I had mine mounted on the center shifter bezel on my '99 TJ worked great there. I had the Ox in there till I busted the spider gears then I just went with a a posi till the damm thing got stolen from work. Damm I miss that Jeep, Now I'm stuck driving a stock '05 TJ till I save the money for lift and biger tires. Someday.
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... If you have a beer gut and find tieing your shoes hard to do you might not like this set up.

There goes THAT idea
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I have a Tuffy Underseat drawer, I'm not sure it would work in this location with the shifter there as well. I ended up going with it mounted next to the other shifters.
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I have a Tuffy Underseat drawer, I'm not sure it would work in this location with the shifter there as well. I ended up going with it mounted next to the other shifters.
This is just one of many options for mounting the shifter. I found numerous write-ups for the locations. I snapped a couple pictures to show how much the shifter sticks up.



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really like how you have this set up, regardless of my beer gut i would probably go this same route when i finally save enough for both the 44 and the ox
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It has worked well so far. It's not bad to lock or unlock while wheeling,and it's out of the way the rest of the time. With the front OX in the near future I do know that lever will go on the transmission hump. The front locker will be switched on and off much more.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 08:06 PM   #14
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Nice write up.

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