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Unread 03-09-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
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Rear Locker

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

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Unread 03-09-2014, 02:14 PM   #2
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A lunch box for the front will be fine, I like the Aussie. Don't lock the rear. D35 is not strong enough without a good amount of other upgrades
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Unread 03-09-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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Don't even think about locking the rear of a D35 unless you spend the bucks for a Super 35 kit! Locking the front is your best alternative.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 04:48 PM   #4
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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.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 06:05 PM   #5
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Don't even go the Detroit Tru-Tac path on a stock 35...
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Unread 03-09-2014, 06:45 PM   #6
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I'll just leave this here.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ex...hafts-1234745/
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Unread 03-10-2014, 10:47 AM   #7
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Oh man, I can feel a D35 hate thread coming on...
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Unread 03-10-2014, 10:52 AM   #8
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Oh man, I can feel a D35 hate thread coming on...
ignorance is in surplus on the internet...
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Unread 03-10-2014, 11:07 AM   #9
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Oh man, I can feel a D35 hate thread coming on...
Oh let's not. The OP asked a question, and we gave him some suggestions.

Not everyone can afford to swap out their Dana 35; sometimes you gotta take your chances and run with what you've got.
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Oh let's not. The OP asked a question, and we gave him some suggestions.

Not everyone can afford to swap out their Dana 35; sometimes you gotta take your chances and run with what you've got.
The op did not say a tire size, so who knows in his case, but it's statements like this, that get me to not wheel with certain people because they clog up trails and waste others time.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 01:38 PM   #11
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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
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Unread 03-10-2014, 01:42 PM   #12
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Go Aussie front and rear. Get your jeep through nasty spots with finesse and driving instead of throttle and it'll be fine. I wouldn't invest the time and money into anything full carrier for a d35.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 02:23 PM   #13
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Oh let's not. The OP asked a question, and we gave him some suggestions.

Not everyone can afford to swap out their Dana 35; sometimes you gotta take your chances and run with what you've got.
So if money could be an issue your advice to lock and see what happens? It could easily cost a pretty penny down the trail if you lock a D35.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 02:54 PM   #14
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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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Unread 03-10-2014, 04:53 PM   #15
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Super 35 kit is the best option!
A trutrac and chromo 27 spline shafts will work.
locking a 35 with stock shafts is a bad idea imho.
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