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Old 03-20-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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Anyone Know a place to get a locker for cheap?
also which locker would you guys recomend for a D44 Rear wit 3.73 gears.
I have a 2005 LJ with an Auto.

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Old 03-20-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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You get what you pay for when you purchase a locker. You buy cheap you get cheap. What type of wheelin do you plan on doing? Different lockers for different ocations

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I have a LJ also and i have landed on a ECTED lockers electric no air lines to worrie about and suposed to be good and they arent awfully expensive
this place has free shipping and by my figures not counting lube and junk and my time looking at about $1,300 for both

Auburn ECTED Electric Lockers - Free Shipping at 4WS.COM
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You get what you pay for when you purchase a locker. You buy cheap you get cheap. What type of wheelin do you plan on doing? Different lockers for different ocations
McLovins right, what kind of wheeling are you going to be doing? Do you do a lot of driving in the snow? A lot of factors should be considered before jumping into lockers.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:36 PM   #5
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Anyone Know a place to get a locker for cheap?
also which locker would you guys recomend for a D44 Rear wit 3.73 gears.
I have a 2005 LJ with an Auto.
For your 33" tires and 4-speed automatic, you want 4.88 gears. Yes I KNOW that may sound like too low of a ratio but for your 4-speed automatic that has an extra-deep overdrive gear ratio, that's what you want to keep the transmission from hunting gears & shifting into Overdrive & lugging the engine at too low of an rpm. 4.56 is only appropriate for 33" tires when you have the 5-speed manual.

Locker-wise, the cheapest locker I would recommend for your Dana 44 rear axle is the Powertrax No-Slip. The No-Slip is the only lunchbox (inexpensive) type locker that is well behaved enough for use in the rear axle.

While other lunchbox lockers like the Aussie, and Lockright are well thought of and well behaved in the front axle when in 2wd, they are not equally well behaved when installed into the rear axle like the No-Slip is.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:19 PM   #6
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i'm only planning on doing light wheeling( mostly sand) till i can retire this to be the trail rig in about 3 years, and i drive in snow during the winter.

Jerry- i will defenatly be changing the gears to 4.88, i wrote down the old gear ratio by mistake.
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i geuss my sugestion was bad no one seconded my motion...makes me second geuss my choices
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Frank,
I have run either TrueTracs or Detroit Lockers in the rears of everything I've wheeled. I am considering a selectable unit in my LJ. I think the ECTED is a decent choice. I am not a fan of wires/air lines going to the diffs and would probably go with an OX cable actuated unit. But I do like the fact that the ECTED is a limitted slip when not locked. Are you regearing?
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The very last locker I would consider is the ECTED. In fact, I wouldn't run an ECTED if they gave one to me. Why? Because it is clutch-based. What's wrong with that? The clutch pack will wear out and even when brand new, the ECTED has earned a reputation for slipping on tough obstacles when locked. The last thing you want happening on a tough obstacle you're trying to get up is to have your locker slip. And no, that's not a rumor.

So far as wires & lines going to the diff goes, that's really not an issue at all providing the installer simply routed them properly. Afterall, your axles already have brake lines running to them and brake & fuel lines run all over underneath your Jeep. Plus if you go to the hardest-core areas in the U.S. like Johnson Valley Calif. where they run the notoriously tough King of the Hammers event, you'd quickly learn the locker choice there is, more often than not, an ARB air locker. They have earned an enviable reputation for being bulletproof and ultra reliable. If they can hold up in Johnson Valley, nothing else is going to faze them.

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