Wanting to get lockers for my jeep but i dont know what to get. The rear is what has me confused i quess. I do drive the jeep on the road so i need something that isnt always locked, but that will lock when needed. I dont really feel the front is an issue as 4wd is only engaged when needed so it would be a standard locker.Back to the rear, i have read that some lockers act like a open diff when turning automatically, how relialble are these set ups. Anyway what do you guys recommend? The rear is a dana 35 and the front is a 30
One possible option for the rear might be a Detroit True Trac (a gear driven limited slip) with some 27 spline alloy axles. It wouldn't be as harsh as a full locker, but would still be a great improvement over your current open set-up. It's invisible on the street, but is always "on" so when you get off pavement it's ready to go.
Oh; and I'm running an Aussie up front in my TJ (& Detroit in the Dana 44 rear). A full locker up front really makes a difference.
I have the Detroit true trac in my tj and an aussie in the front, and love it, but it is a D44 rear. But my YJ HP D30 and D35 have been locked front and rear with Lock rights for the last 6 years on 33's and I've never had a problem from it, but it does have Yukon shafts
02BLKTJ-35" MTR/K's, savvy 4", 4.88's, Detroit True Trac 44 rear, Aussie HP 30 front, Big Stereo.
The OP really doesn't give much information like what size tires and just what kinds of off-road driving he will be doing. Heck, with stock tires and snow covered pavement or mild forest service road driving, he may be fine with a locker in stock D35 (though a limited slip may serve him fine). Problem is, I don't see the reason to lock the rear in instances like that as engaging the front axel will get you though any of those situations.
The other question is why do you want a locker? Why do you think you need one?
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