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Old 04-24-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
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OK, i got rid of all my vacuum lines and wanna get something like a locker which is what i was going to buy. But i heard of something that you can do with a spring to lock in your front axle... has anyone heard of this mod or done it?

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A locker will only lock the driver side shaft to the inner passenger shaft. The spring thing is called a posi-lock, and locks the passenger side inner and outer shafts together at the pull of a cable. You can buy this as a kit or search it out and build one either way it is pretty easy. Some people use a bolt to permanently lock the passenger side shafts together and some(including myself) use the one piece passenger shaft out of a 91 or newer XJ with the proper seal. The bolt and one piece shaft make 4x4 work off the transfer case.

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well how would i do the bolt way? cause im trying to keep it an inexpensive project...
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Can I use this? >>>LINK<<< I know it says its IDEAL for offroad trucks but will it be ok in a daily driver? isn't this how TJ's are set up stock? or is there a cheaper way to go about locking it?
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someone told me somthing you can do with a spring for like 5 bucks...
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You can use that. The bolt thing just goes through the housing and keeps pressure on the shift fork. The link you gave is just holing the fork in place. Just take that little housing off and look at the way it works. Once you see it you will come up with something.
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So your saying i dont need the kit? i can just do this on my onwn with a bolt?
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should i try this? >>>LINK<<<, Or is there an easier way?
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That last link should work fine. Just make sure to keep the cable as strait as you can, the more bends the harder it will be to pull. Good luck and post pics as you go so the next guy doing this will have something to go by.
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someone told me somthing you can do with a spring for like 5 bucks...
thats cause you can. you find the right spring. and you use that to apply pressure to the fork.

its been mentioned several times on here before, im just failing at using the search thing and getting the results im hopping for.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:25 PM   #11
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So the spring thing would look like this just without the cable in it?
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pretty sure yeah. might be something else there to. i just am having a hard time remembering what all is involved

hopefully jpdocdave will see this and thread, he really knows his YJs
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okay thankyou, i actually get the concept of what your were telling me. I'll be glad if it's really this easy...
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i think the spring might need to go on the other side of the fork. i think on that side it will keep it disengaged

that is assuming that the 4x4 engages when you pull the cable
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ok. i sent jpdocdave a pm. so maybe he can help...
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it took me a long time to find this link, ccain did this one, this is the cheapest and easiest way to go around it.

go to post number 26 i think it is

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/frank...t261051

the one piece shaft is a nice upgrade to, using a bigger u joint as well.
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Thankyou very much Jpdocdave. I talked to ccain about it and i think im gonna do that. i'll post pics and stuff too.
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it took me a long time to find this link, ccain did this one, this is the cheapest and easiest way to go around it.

go to post number 26 i think it is

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/frank...t261051

the one piece shaft is a nice upgrade to, using a bigger u joint as well.
damn your good. i spent damn near all day yesterday looking for that.
i bow down to you search skills
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http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/4x4-...tml#post374350

maybe this link will help ya.
i locked in my frt. diff a long time ago and have never had any problem or did i lose any mpg or feel any difference in the handling
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:54 PM   #20
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I'm gonna do what the link in the above post says... I'll prolly try to get it done tomorrow. I'll take pics and post them too... thanks to everyone for your help, much appreciated.

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