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Old 04-03-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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Locker question

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I know this question has been asked before, but it seems like there are a lot of variables that go into answering it, so here's my version of it. I want to put lockers on my 08 Sahara unlimited DD with stock axels 30 front 44 rear, but I only have budget for one of them this year. I've decided to go with ARB air lockers because I've heard good things about them. My offroading style is mostly steep rocky alpine trails but since I live in UT a trip to moab for some hardcore crawling is occasional. What are your recommendations front or rear first?

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Lock the rear first.

If you do decide to put a locker on the front you are going to want to upgrade that Dana 30 first.
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Lock the rear first.

If you do decide to put a locker on the front you are going to want to upgrade that Dana 30 first.
Agree with this. As long as you don't want to go above 37's, you will not have to replace your rear axle. So lock it as opposed to the front.

Another reason not to lock the front (other than the D30) is because when the front is locked, it is difficult to steer. So if you need a locker on, the rear can be left on with no consequence. Some just leave it on all day. The front on the other hand, has to be turned off so you can steer.

An ARB in a D30 would just be a waste anyway. Do the rear first. Then either replace the D30 with something else, or throw a less expensive locker up there.
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when you do get to do the front, put an Aussie locker in the front. it will not affect your turning radious much in 4 wd and in 2 wd will be invisible.
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Because of weight transfer and how it affects traction you want to do the rear first.

If you are even remotely considering changing the gears wait until you can afford to do gears and lockers at the same time. Don't pay the install labor twice if you don't have to.
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My ARB is in the rear! Works great!!!
I left my front Dana 30 open, no problems yet.
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when you do get to do the front, put an Aussie locker in the front. it will not affect your turning radious much in 4 wd and in 2 wd will be invisible.
My exact setup. ARB Rear/Aussie Front. Easy to install the Aussie, and it's very reasonably priced for something going into the D30.
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My exact setup. ARB Rear/Aussie Front. Easy to install the Aussie, and it's very reasonably priced for something going into the D30.
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