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|12-02-2019 01:16 PM|
Originally Posted by Tgrichards View Post
'lunch box locker' isn't cable or electric. a 'lunch box locker' is an automatic locker that replaces the spider and side gears in the factory open rear differential carrier. if you are looking at an OX, cable or electric, you are looking at a a full case selectable locker, that will replace the current open or factory limit slip differential. the full case locker will require having the backlash reset, which normally means a trip to a mechanic with knowledge of setting up differentials.
|12-02-2019 12:37 PM|
Where do you live, is it a daily driver or primarily a trail rig. What type of trails do you run?
Personally I like selectable lockers. I run ARB's in mine.
A lot of people like the Truetrac for an auto locker. The OX locker is nice. I believe they have ironed out the issues that plagued it in it's early life. The nice thing about them is if the actuator fails, you can use a manual override to get off the trail.
I would not put an auto locker in the front if you live in areas that get winter weather and I also wouldn't put an auto locker in a Dana 30.
|12-01-2019 07:13 PM|
|Tgrichards||So, what's the recommendation for a 15 JK Sport? I'm thinking "lunch box locker" for the rear axle. Would you prefer the cable or electric? I'm thinking OX brand, and just doing the rear axle.|
|06-30-2018 07:42 PM|
Originally Posted by jeepster4245 View Post
|06-30-2018 04:12 PM|
|jeepster4245||You will notice the locker in the rear... If you put the locker in the front it only activates when in 4wd... in 2wd on the street you wont know it is there...put a LS in the rear for better manners on the street.|
|06-29-2018 05:40 PM|
If your jeep primarily is driven on the streets but you want it to be a formidable foe when going off roading, can you go with a detroit locker in the rear and do something less aggresive in the front like LSD ...
based on a Vin decode I have dana 44's in the rear and dana 30's in the front
|04-23-2017 02:07 PM|
Originally Posted by WesttownWilly View Post
|04-23-2017 08:06 AM|
|WesttownWilly||I never fully understood the open differential until reading this (particularly the low torque output when one wheel is spinning) which begs the question why on earth would a company that specifically designs, manufactures and markets vehicles to go off-road ever install them to begin with - is it just to save a buck?|
|03-27-2017 05:00 PM|
Well, Jerry, I know they are the same vendor. It was not an install issue.
Anyways, I had 2 choices, reinstall the spider gears or install something the shop actually had available. The shop wasn't going to wait 6-8 days or more to wait for Powertrax to make a decision.
Sure, I could install a replacement locker but that would need to wait until the new gears are broken in and I replace the break in fluid.If money wasn't an option, then I could have gone a lot of ways, one of then just buying and overnighting another locker but alas, money WAS an option.
I got to say, looking at where the locker failed, does make me wonder if it could be a continued issue down the road.
|03-26-2017 08:49 PM|
You simply got a defective No-Slip which is highly unusual, I ran one hard for years without problem. That'd be a step backwards going with the cheaper Lockrite. Same manufacturer for both lockers you know right?
And keep in mind that even the very best made products aren't always 100% problem free. Odds are you wouldn't have any issues with the replacement. Just make sure it is properly installed. Who knows, maybe the first one was not.
|03-23-2017 06:49 PM|
My brand new Powertrax No Slip has a cracked gear, not even 100 miles on it and less than 5 minutes in 4 low, on dirt, and one trip up a RTI ramp.
The shop installing my new gears today called me and sent over a picture. I called Powertrax and they will only inspect it and then make a determination if it's covered in 6-8 days. Needless to say, while I love the idea of how it works, I'm not putting another one in, going with a Lock Right for many reasons, the biggest being it was available today and it's $150 less. I'll put up with some banging and clunking at this point. The Jeep is at the shop for gears and I really don't want to pull it apart again if I can help it. Fortunately, I can still return the No Slip thru Amazon (less than 30 days old) so I'm not out anything except return shipping.
|02-05-2017 04:49 PM|
|DblCabMN||Nice post - very informative|
|02-01-2017 11:18 AM|
|Ricsan||Great info here, thanks all...|
|06-28-2016 09:54 AM|
Originally Posted by TJoker View Post
I ran the No-Slip automatic lunchbox locker up front for years and you really couldn't even tell it was there in 2wd. You could only tell it was there once you shifted into 4x4.
|04-26-2016 10:15 PM|
Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
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