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Unread 05-07-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
rwilson93
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TJ Front Locker

I am about to put 4.10's in my TJ and I am considering putting in a front locker in the Dana 30 while I have it apart. Is there a downside to putting in an Aussie locker in the front since I do a lot of street driving? I know it only engages when I'm in 4wd, but I heard there is a lot of noise when cornering etc. I've never driven a Jeep with a locker before and this is something new to me, so any help here would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 05-07-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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If everything is properly installed there shouldnt be any noise coming from a front aussie in 2wd. I never heard a peep from mine and it was the greatest 300 bucks Ive spent on my jeep. If your looking for a rear end with 4.10's I have a d35 looking for a new home. Might be cheaper than reagearing your other one.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 12:07 AM   #3
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I have an aussie in mine; and I do love it! In the winters it is a little 'fun' to get used to, but once you know its there, its pretty easy to live with.

On that note; if you are going all out and getting it regeared, I would NOT go with an auto locker simply because you have set the gears and everything; so a selectable locker at the same time makes MUCH more sense than an aussie (since you do NOT need to do anything else but replace the gears with the aussie).
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Unread 05-08-2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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I agree if your going to be in there if you have te money go with a selectable. If not Aussies are great I've had mine for about 8 weeks and it's great on road you hear it click when you turn but only I the windows down or items radio is off
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Unread 05-08-2012, 12:12 AM   #5
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I have an aussie in mine as well. The traction you gain is well worth it. Do it, you wont regret it. Ive had mine in my jeep for about 2 years, mostly street use as of late and haven't had one issue. I do however, recommend 85-140 gear oil. It keeps it quiet.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:29 AM   #6
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How much are you asking for the D35? I might be interested in doing that.....
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:31 AM   #7
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thanks for the input. I am budget minded at this point and I hear nothing but good things about the aussie. Looks like the way for me to go.
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