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post #1 of 9 Old 06-05-2009, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Swaping front Rubi locker to rear, drawbacks

I have alot of play in the rear diff,The stock 4.10's look good,and when it is locked, no more clunk, this to me sounds like the helical cut gears in the back lockers. I have found a front locker with 12000mi on it that was checked out and in good working order with no gears, I will be swaping in 4.88 anyway. Now my question, is their any downside to doing this, am I going to really miss the limited slip on the street? When I am offroad I am usually locked all the time anyway.
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-05-2009, 05:33 AM
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What do you gain by switching out the rear for the front? I know this sounds dumb by hey if you dont ask I love my 06 but any mods that make it better i am Game for it

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You will miss the limited slip in snowy conditions but other than that theres no difference, Also especially with the stock locker you shouldnt use your lockers unless you need them. You will be surprised how much you can do without the locker.

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The front Rubi locker is stronger, so that is a nice benefit.

I wouldn't miss limited slip at all when you have a selectable locker.

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...Also especially with the stock locker you shouldnt use your lockers unless you need them...
That is arguable.

Sometimes its too late if you wait until you need them.
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ok here is my argument toward lockers on and off, if i see a section with lots of rocks or a steep hill, or even questionable mud i will turn them on before hand. But i feel especially with my jeep having 37s on Dana 44s that i do not need any extra wear on the locker or axles from things such as even making tight turns on grip areas.

I just tend to baby my axles and gears and lockers because i really dont want to be replacing anything before i put a GM 14 bolt in.

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Thanks guys, what does the night crew think?

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I have a front rubi locker in my rear d44. You will actually be gaining a little bit of reliability because you are loosing the limited slip, which is the weak link of the rear rubi locker....you wont miss a thing without that limited slip


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I have a front rubi locker in my rear d44. You will actually be gaining a little bit of reliability because you are loosing the limited slip, which is the weak link of the rear rubi locker....you wont miss a thing without that limited slip
X2, i dont really care for the limited slip on the street, makes it more dangerous in the ice. and if you loose traction in snow or rain you loose the whole rear end, not just one wheel.
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Thanks again, I bought it for $350.00 shipped, beats the almost $1000.00 for an ARB that can go to gears.

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