Originally Posted by cbl30
I'm getting ready to install a front Spartan Locker on my DD, 01 TJ. Any regrets or concerns you had? Thanks
You're in GA, I'm in TX so temp range is close to equal. Mine was easy to install and is no problem on the street. No prob as in I can't tell it's there in daily driving. I am rotating tires more frequently because of the locker but that's just more on me and not a real problem (5 tire rotation every 3k). The threads I read before doing this said there are problems on slick roads (ice, snow, sleet, etc...) and I believe that is correct. I have had to back up before to disengage the locker after dropping 4 wheel hi. Not a big concern but you will need to remember what you have in there come our abbreviated winter in the south. Mine went in stupid simple.
Concerns on install: don't screw up the seals when reinstalling axles, on a spartan take out thrust washers, you will most likely have to remove carrier and ring gear for install ( mine is D30 with 3.73 and I had to ), verify with function test after reassembly, use heavier gear oil, make sure axle isn't bent or you will have some issues. Test that bad boy off road ASAP to see the awesome difference a locked axle will give you, entire vehicle will find the low side on the trail/road with a locker engaged, well worth the quirks for a locked diff!