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Unread 07-02-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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Powertrax Dana30 No slip install/write up

I have had several lockers in the past, Detroit, Aussie, Auburn, and now Powertrax. They all have there pros and cons to each design, and all have a price tag that follows. As far as lunchbox style lockers go I feel Powertrax has taken the cake. For the money you cant go wrong with the Lockright or the no slip locker. Video of the No slip in actionInstallation is pretty easy too. Since we already were installing Alloy Axle shafts that helped shave a few minutes off from the install time on the no slip locker. First step for installation is to remove the diff cover and drain differntial. Next remove axle shafts. Refer to the link in my signature for more detailed information on the axle shaft removal. We were fortunate and didnt have any hang ups on removal of the axle shafts or removal of the carrier. All went very smooth and this was on a jeep that was 10 years old.



Once that is done, mark each bearing cap so that they will be reinstalled in the same direction and same side as before.

remove the rollpin that holds the main shaft through the spider gears. Once that is removed the spider gears can come out.


now remove the bearing caps and remove the carrier from the housing.


now that the carrier is out, have a work bench area cleaned off so that you can dissasemble the carrier and install the lockright


remove the ring gear from the carrier


make sure to note the original location of the carrier and ring gear. I used a zip tie on both the carrier and the ring to make sure that the ring gear didnt get clocked.


now you can begin installing the lockright


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Unread 07-02-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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I read the the manual about 5 times prior to installing the locker. The directions were very straightforward, and easily understandable. Its nice to have this understood before doing the installation. Once the locker has been installed into the carrier, then install the carrier back into the housing in the reverse order of removal. If you read the directions and have a decent grasp on the concepts of differentials this is a straightforward installation.

I installed the locker per the directions supplied and it was a cake walk


carrier installed with the Lockright.


I cleaned the Diff cover, cleaned out the differential with some carb cleaner and installed the diff. last but most importantly make sure to fill the diff back up to the proper level with the proper lube

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Unread 08-18-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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how do you remove the rollpin?
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Unread 08-18-2007, 02:19 PM   #4
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Great writeup, this belongs in the Product Reviews section at http://www.jeepforum.com/reviews/ Once there, it will stay and not roll off the page like it will in the TJ section. Please move it to that forum where it will be much appreciated from here on.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 07:35 AM   #5
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Great writeup, this belongs in the Product Reviews section at http://www.jeepforum.com/reviews/ Once there, it will stay and not roll off the page like it will in the TJ section. Please move it to that forum where it will be much appreciated from here on.

Thanks Jerry, I placed in the Product reviews section a while back

update: This thing is still working great, im still very impressed with how easy it locks and unlocks under transition. This is a much better diff then the Aussie locker that we installed on the last D30.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 12:14 PM   #6
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I put a no-slip in the corp. 8.25 rear of my KJ liberty a few years ago. It worked great with my automatic transmission and 30.5" all-terrain tires. I also put a detroit tru-trac in the front. My KJ drove the interstate from florida to moab, crawled all over moab for 6 days with never a problem, and drove all the way home. Around town driving everyday, it would ocassionaly unload with a bang. I was very happy with it overall.




I've wondered if you can possibly over reach the no-slip design with too large a tire. I plan to install one soon in my TJ front d30 and see how it does with my 33" mt's.

A question for 'barry'....When you removed your d30 ring gear, why do you have to index it to it's original position on the carrier when you rebolt it? I wouldn't think it mattered.
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Nice write-up.

I added this to the TJ forum FAQ.

It isn't necessary to mark the location of the ring gear, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 12:26 PM   #8
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I've wondered if you can possibly over reach the no-slip design with too large a tire. I plan to install one soon in my TJ front d30 and see how it does with my 33" mt's.
It's strong enough for at least 35" tires which is what I've been running on my front D30 mounted No-Slip for years. I've busted a front axleshaft and wheel some pretty darned tough trails with those 35" tires but the No-Slip has been problem-free for 7 years years now.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 05:02 PM   #9
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Nice write-up.

I added this to the TJ forum FAQ.

It isn't necessary to mark the location of the ring gear, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
agreed, I figure why not put it back the way it was
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Unread 04-15-2008, 06:20 PM   #10
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nice write up, i'm definitely leaning towards the no-slip over a lockright/aussie when i lock the front

it seems to be worth the extra $$
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ive just fitted a no slip in a D30 front.

just wondering if the larger outer springs were slightly loose in your install.

ive done the check block etc.
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Unread 10-09-2008, 09:30 AM   #12
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We had no issues with the install. Everything fit pretty good.
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Unread 12-03-2008, 10:28 AM   #13
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So do you have to take out the carrier to do this or did you do it by choice, I understood you could put it in without unbolting the Main bearings.
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So do you have to take out the carrier to do this or did you do it by choice, I understood you could put it in without unbolting the Main bearings.
You have to pull the carrier with most gear ratios because the cross pin will not slide out without first unbolting the ring gear.

With a 3.07 gear ratio you can leave the carrier in the axle, but anything lower like a 3.55, 3.73, 4.10, etc. and you have to pull the carrier.
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It's a very easy install. I've done it twice on my Dana 30... My pins broke. I must have an older design, because mine looks different.
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