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Old 12-26-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Aussie Locker.

I know some of y'all have experience with the Aussie Locker. I have a few questions. What size gears can you use them with? What spline count can you use them with? I plan on running it in my Dana 30.

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The gearing of your axle can be anything since the Aussie fits inside the carrier. It is set up for the standard 27 spline axleshafts.

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Old 12-26-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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Thanks.
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If you were to upgrade the 27 spline axles which company would you go with?
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Similar to my PM response, so far as 30 spline shafts go, I'd go with Evolution Series axle shafts from Superior Axle. That would mean though that you'd loose the ability to use the 27 spline Aussie locker though.

If you just want a stronger setup, I'd go with hardened alloy 27 spline shafts which work well with the Aussie and are good up to about the 35" tires size. That's what I ran for years on my previous TJ. Superior Axle has them and Randy's Ring & Pinion now carries the old Warn line of hardened 27 spline shafts which is what my former TJ had. They held up very well to some extremely tough wheeling that had previously broken the OE shafts.
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ha thanks for the thread I was just looking up the answers to your question for myself!
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:16 PM   #7
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Has anyone had experience with these lockers in snow? I only plan to run 31" tires. This is a daily driver but also my weekend warrior. Thanks for any input Dave
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My understanding from this forum is if you don't use 4WD you should be fine.
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Has anyone had experience with these lockers in snow? I only plan to run 31" tires. This is a daily driver but also my weekend warrior. Thanks for any input Dave
Yep.. Had one in the rear of my XJ.. Good Times.. You gonna lock your front or rear? If it's your rear and you got a D35 don't bother.. Dana 44 rear or if you want to lock your front go for it..

As to locking the rear with snowy streets.. use 4wd and it will correct most of the sliding around you would do.. take it slow.. Once again if you got a D35 rear don't waste your money

As to locking your front with snowy streets.. Don't put it into 4wd unless your stuck.. Being in 4wd with a locked front it will cause over/under steer.. Very dangerous..


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Sorry for the lack of info, I meant to say the front. I already have a D44 with factory limited slip. And right now if it is snowing out I must be in 4wd as otherwise it's just useless. I mostly want the limited slip for spring, summer, and fall wheeling however I do drive it in the winter and was curious as to how it would be if used in the front. Thanks Dave
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Sorry for the lack of info, I meant to say the front. I already have a D44 with factory limited slip. And right now if it is snowing out I must be in 4wd as otherwise it's just useless. I mostly want the limited slip for spring, summer, and fall wheeling however I do drive it in the winter and was curious as to how it would be if used in the front. Thanks Dave
It's OK.. and congrats on having a D44.. So many are not so lucky.. As to locking the front on the street see below.. *Let me add if you get stuck on the street and have to put it in 4wd to get moving disengage right away

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As to locking your front with snowy streets.. *Don't put it into 4wd unless your stuck.. Being in 4wd with a locked front it will cause over/under steer.. Very dangerous..

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