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post #1 of 7 Old 10-18-2020, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Using gear oil with LS additive

My understand is that my 2012 Rubicon does not need this additive like other models do with trac loc. Stupidly I realize now I accidentally ordered it with the additive. Is this an issue, having the additive?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-18-2020, 12:34 PM
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Not a problem. Most of the synthetic gear lubes you buy will have it in there anyways. All the additive does is keep the clutches in the LS diff from chattering.

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if they dont need it and you add it nothing will break but you will probably lose strength of the clutches as they will slip easier
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if they dont need it and you add it nothing will break but you will probably lose strength of the clutches as they will slip easier
but if it’s a mechanical lock in my rubicon it doesnt have clutches, right?
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ah yes correct if its all mechanical engagement then it wont care if its the same weight oil
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-18-2020, 02:20 PM
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The additive cost more, you do not need it wont hurt nothing. I have only used dino oil on both d44s on our JKr, its cheap and they do not need syn in my opinion. The additive i use on my one tons is not cheap. Would not waist it on a rubicon locker. Since the Jkr has drain plugs front and rear its a simple job really.

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