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post #1 of 5 Old 05-08-2009, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Rubi locker in front Rubi axle.

My fiance decided to buy a Rubicon. It's an '05 LJ. So, ofcourse I'm already plotting what I can do to it once she lets me at it with a wrench. I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I couldn't find it through searching. Will the rear Rubcon locker fit into the front axle too, or is there a housing difference? I don't want to debate on if it a good idea or not, I just want to know if it can be done. Thanks!

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-08-2009, 09:02 PM
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it will fit, tho I'd personally leave the open selectable up front. in alot of driving circumstances, having an lsd up front is bad news while in 4wd... things like ice and snow come to mind..

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it will fit, tho I'd personally leave the open selectable up front. in alot of driving circumstances, having an lsd up front is bad news while in 4wd... things like ice and snow come to mind..
^^ What he said.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-08-2009, 09:34 PM
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It'll fit, horrible idea but it'll fit.

Just an FYI, the rear Rubicon locker is weaker than the front locker so if you're swapping things around throwing a front stock locker in the rear is usually a better idea.

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I agree, I would put a front locker in rear before a rear in the front. I know if I ever grenade my rear locker, I'm going to put a front Rubi locker in there. The rear can be weak, they are plenty strong but not as strong as the front. I do like the LSD in rear and rear only, but I could live with out it. Because the times when I usually get use out of the LSD, are the same times when a locker would do the same job.


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