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Old 10-11-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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What inexpensive locker and where?

Looking for a locker, Aussie, Ox, etc that is fairly inexpensive that I can put in by myself. What axle is best, front or rear?

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Looking for a locker, Aussie, Ox, etc that is fairly inexpensive that I can put in by myself. What axle is best, front or rear?

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Whats your level of expertise, and what do you consider inexpensive? I'd do the rear axle, unless it was a dana 35, then I'd do the front axle while looking for a replacement for the rear like an 8.8 or 44.

You could lock both axles with aussies for the money spent on 1 ox

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I have a aussie in my front d30 and I think that its one of my best purchases so far.

id get a selectable locker for the rear
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D-30 front, D-35 in rear.

Can do bolt ons, as far as experience. Just did a Big Bore and cam in a Harley.

So simple stuff ok.....

Not wanting to spend more than $500
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D-30 front, D-35 in rear.

Can do bolt ons, as far as experience. Just did a Big Bore and cam in a Harley.

So simple stuff ok.....

Not wanting to spend more than $500
i'd recommend a aussie for the d30.
but I hear that the front aussie "sucks" if you have to drive in 4wd in the snow(i dont know your location)
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Inexpensive and Jeep in the same sentence....
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Don't lock the 35, you'll hate life.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:33 PM   #8
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OK, so we have lots of snow, no go on the 35, what do I put on the 30?

How about cost effective instead of inexpensive?
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if you have lots of snow you will have to get a selectable locker like an OX or ARB, i would go OX,
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Putting a Big Bore and cams in a Harley is not the same as setting up a rear end.If it was the Twin cam it is a pretty simple bolt on job.You will have to set up the end play and backlash on the ring and pinion if you go with OX,Detroit Locker,or Arb.If you haven't done this before find someone who has.The lunchbox lockers such as the Aussie are fairly easy to install.Bill
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yeah but they are a REALLLY bad idea to ahve in the snow, ESPECIALLY in the rear!
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It all depends on what you are looking to do with it. If you are just looking for a little more traction and are not going to go crazy with it, you will be fine with the D30 and D35. If, however, you are looking to rock crawl with the setup, I'd suggest beefing up the D35 to at least a Super 35 setup (is what I run).

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THAT(!) is your decision maker. Is that $500 total or each? You mentioned you'll be driving in the snow. Selectable lockers (like ARB or Ox) are just about a must, but your price tag may not allow it (around $750 to $800/ea). If you must have a locker at that total price, you should start with a lunchbox locker. They can be found online for $250-$275/ea. (like here for example)

Here is an interesting argument about Detroit vs Spool's on slippery surfaces.
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ummm a detroit compared to a SPOOL who the hell in there right mind would spool a DD for snow driving!
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:40 PM   #14
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Whose got good prices on a Super 35?

And should I Ox the front first, or replace the rear with the super 35 first?

Can't do both at once....
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OX the front.
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OX the front, then ditch the 35. Dont spend money on it! Any money you put into it is a waste, including changing the fluid.

I would also replace the BFG AT's with MT's. The difference will amaze you, unless you are only wheelin on rocks.
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Hold on before telling him just to ditch his D35. I see that you have 31's on there now. In the foreseeable future do you plan on upgrading tire/lift size in your rig?
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heres my personal opinion if we're into more opinions of overall build direction, keep the D35, stay with the 31's untill they are worn out, then go to 32's and 3" of lift, u can still keep the D35 with that as long as u are careful, right now, get the aussie locker in the front, but dont use 4WD in the winter, or more likely, when you do go slow and be careful around turns and such. (basicly pretend like your driving a RWD VW and not a 4WD jeep)
then when you are ready to get a ford 8.8 or something to replace the D35 go whole hog and get a OX locker in that, then ditch the front aussie and go with just the rear locker, or if you find that there is no problem in the snow wiht the aussie in front then keep it!
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ummm a detroit compared to a SPOOL who the hell in there right mind would spool a DD for snow driving!
Read my post again . If the price is the limitation he can spool for just a hair over $500 whereas detroits will run over $1100. Spool is not the best, but it meets his $500 criteria.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:08 PM   #21
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Whose got good prices on a Super 35?
And should I Ox the front first, or replace the rear with the super 35 first?
Can't do both at once....
Again, it goes back to the question of what are you planning, in the long run, to do with the rig? If you want to comp rock crawl, you'll go in one direction, if you just ride around town, you'll go in another.

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OX the front, then ditch the 35. Dont spend money on it! Any money you put into it is a waste, including changing the fluid. I would also replace the BFG AT's with MT's. The difference will amaze you, unless you are only wheelin on rocks.

Dude. Here's an example: I run a super 35 and d30 with ARB and 4.10's in both. I run 35's with a 5.5" lift, have a 4.0L with a STaK 3 speed, a ton of other crap, and crawl the hell out of it. I have a final crawl ratio of 90:1 and have never had a lick of trouble with any of the setup.

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