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Old 10-03-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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Locker question

I got my first jeep wrangler about a month ago and I found this site about a week after getting it. Of course after finding this site I discovered locker axles, and my jeep didn't come with one.

So what all is involved to get one. I have a quadatech catalog that has different kind of lockers that you can install in the axles, is that all I need or do I have to replace the entire axle?

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Old 10-03-2007, 08:52 PM   #2
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There are no lockers available for JK Wranglers yet, sorry. The lockers for TJ axles will not fit in a JK as they are completely different.

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Old 10-03-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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Hey umpalumpa, great name. That would have been a great name for Tiny's jeep.
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did you already drive off the road with your JK? and did you have some problems with spinning wheels?
the you perhaps need some lockers. but first install some offroad MT tires. a locker is useless if you don´t have enough traction with a street or AT tire.
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Good point Nic, don't get all worked up about a locker yet, that just makes sure you get stuck FURTHER from town! You'll get there, but get the tires, lift, some "protection", maybe even a winch before you worry about a locker..
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:39 AM   #6
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There are no lockers available for JK Wranglers yet, sorry. The lockers for TJ axles will not fit in a JK as they are completely different.

ARB Aplication Chart as of August 2007.......they are available at this time
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Ok well they have the market cornered a bit then... and they are soo damn expensive.
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Ok well they have the market cornered a bit then... and they are soo damn expensive.

Yeah tell me about it........Im savin up for a front......Its a long term savings plan ta boot
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lol - A lock is a locker, but an ARB is... EXPENSIVE! If spending that kind of money, I don't want to have to plop down even more on a compressor. OX for me.
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So what is an Aussie Locker? Some people have them in the front of their JK and say they are great.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:03 PM   #11
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So what is an Aussie Locker? Some people have them in the front of their JK and say they are great.
Aussie doesn't officially make one for the JK. Look on their site... People saying that they are using Aussie lockers in their JK's(Front Axles) as using one mainly used in TJ D30's. Even if they "fit" I still wouldn't use one if the manufacturer didn't list it as compatible.
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lol - A lock is a locker, but an ARB is... EXPENSIVE! If spending that kind of money, I don't want to have to plop down even more on a compressor. OX for me.

I want a compressor anyway.........Kilby makes a belt driven one for the JK now......I need someone ta buy my old S10 Blazer.......
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So what is an Aussie Locker? Some people have them in the front of their JK and say they are great.
An aussie locker is a lunchbox locker that replaces the side and spider gears in your diff with a ratcheting drive version of a spool. In straight line acc. it transfers power to both wheels equally, however when the throttle is released during a turn it allows one side to slip in order to make steering and drivetrain wear easier. They are great little lockers for the price. It depends on what you want, but for the best pocket books the ARB is king. No notice of it everyday, but instant spool when you flip the switch(and almost indestructable helps too)
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:15 PM   #14
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Have a ARB's on our JK front and back and wrok great. Mopar has a complet axel with lockers just like the Rubicon for $1500.00 with evey think you need. Comes with brake rotor to rotor. Bolt and play.
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Yeah tell me about it........Im savin up for a front......Its a long term savings plan ta boot
Any reason that you want the locker for the front? If you are doing an ARB, I would recommend doing the rear, as most of the weight of the vehicle is transferred to the rear when climbing or accelerating... Plus you can turn it off, and it handles like an open diff...
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Any reason that you want the locker for the front? If you are doing an ARB, I would recommend doing the rear, as most of the weight of the vehicle is transferred to the rear when climbing or accelerating... Plus you can turn it off, and it handles like an open diff...
What he said. Start with one in the rear, wheel it till you're better than the Jeep then improve.
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Any reason that you want the locker for the front? If you are doing an ARB, I would recommend doing the rear, as most of the weight of the vehicle is transferred to the rear when climbing or accelerating... Plus you can turn it off, and it handles like an open diff...
I already have a rear locker in my JK......g
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I already have a rear locker in my JK......g
Then a front means twice the fun
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:20 PM   #19
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did you already drive off the road with your JK? and did you have some problems with spinning wheels?
the you perhaps need some lockers. but first install some offroad MT tires. a locker is useless if you don´t have enough traction with a street or AT tire.

Well yes and no. No I haven't gotten stuck, I have been off road but any (small or large) truck would be able to handle it, maybe even some cars. What kinda tires would you would suggest? Forgive me I am a complete newb to this, I don't even know how to read tire sizes. I just have a stock 07 model and for now I'll have to stick with the stock rims, first thing on the list is to tent the windows and get a soft top. The tires I already have are not the smallest ones, but the next ones up offered by the factory. I can look at the sticker later if you need to know.


Here are some pictures of it about a week after I got it. At the time it was very hot and humid (gotta love east texas) and my camera lens instantly fogged up when I walked outside so the pictures are a bit foggy.






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i think your tires look like street tires.
they don´t have enough grip of the road. i would go with some MT tires like the BFG MTs.



if you then still have problems off the road with not enough traction...then start thinking about some lockers.


last weekend i had many problems in the mud with my AT tires and the others with MTs drove like it was a normal road.
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Hello Umpalumpa,

I had those same wranglers on when I bought mine. I almost got stuck in 3 inches of mud. Horrible. I put Micky Thompson Mud Terrain and it was a whole new jeep...but then the tires rubbed so was forced to put a lift in...and some new wheels on lol. Where in East Texas are you from?

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