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Old 08-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #1
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Two simple question. (One is stupid).

It's recently traded my 97 TJ in for a face lift and and got a 04 TJ Rubi. I know with lockers your not supposed to turn with them. Is that never turn with them locked. Or just don't put to much steer into them. I would never try to turn with them locked on the hard top.
Also I want to put HID or some sort of better head light in it. Any help?

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Old 08-17-2014, 05:50 PM   #2
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they are only to be used offroad and at low speeds. you can turn with them locked, but it is better to disengage the front while turning on trails, they are really only needed while climbing. although, i do leave my rear locked whenever i'm offroad as it eliminates the weakest link in the rubi rear axle, the lsd.

you can do the h4 upgrade on the cheap or spend a few bucks and go LED. i have no problems with the H4's, but i think i would have bought the truck lite LEDs if they were $400 when i did my h4 upgrade

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Old 08-17-2014, 05:59 PM   #3
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Ok. Cool thanks.
So LED would be the way to go now? Do they get good distance projection? I was thinking LED fog lights because I didn't think they projected out very far.
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Trucklight LED's are the best headlights I have ever owned . If you do get them make sure you adjust them correctly or people will high beam you . They have a nice wide angle and great distance anyone who rides in my jeep at night ask what kind of head lights I have can't be leave how bright they are then I hit the high beams . Well worth the money .
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:42 AM   #5
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We have the Peterson LED headlights and love them. We only paid $315 for them at Stomper Off-road.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:53 AM   #6
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they are only to be used offroad and at low speeds. you can turn with them locked, but it is better to disengage the front while turning on trails, they are really only needed while climbing. although, i do leave my rear locked whenever i'm offroad as it eliminates the weakest link in the rubi rear axle, the lsd.
Well said. I would add that the OP's assumption about putting stress on the axle is also correct. No need to be nervous about it but be careful when at full lock with the locker actuated. At full lock all of your steering components are at their "maxed" position and it takes less to break, damage one of them at that point. Also, it should go for all the time but definitely never hop or bounce the front of your jeep with the locker actuated.
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It's best to only engage your lockers when you actually need them, as you approach an obstacle for example. Then disengage them as soon as you no longer need them. Never engage them while a wheel is spinning at a different speed than the other 3. Best if you are travelling in a straight line at slow speed when you lock them. Follow those guidelines and they will last a very long time.

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