Installing a locker - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 01-22-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
Bakwa's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 243
Bakwa is on a distinguished road
Installing a locker

I'm trying not to over think this, but what exactly do I need to properly install my Lock Right auto locker in my Dana 30? I have the locker. I need to get a new seals and fluid, but what else?
Someone was telling me that I'm gonna need new ring gear bolts and and possibly an extra trust washer.
I just don't want to get it all taken apart and then realize that I need to order something.
Thanks all.
Fortuna Favet Fortibus

"No top (the Jeep not the wife)"
Bakwa is offline   Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
StanF's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,418
StanF is on a distinguished road
I'm not sure why you are starting another thread - here's your original thread:

Frtont Locker Opportunity. Need Answer Now!

Here's my post again...
"I've got that same front locker. You've already gotten some great advice.

1) At $160, it's one of the best offroad upgrades you can do.

2a) Definitely replace the seals while you are in there. I didn't (unfortunately), and 6 months later, I was tearing into the axle again to replace the seals.

2b) Buy at least one extra seal - there's a good chance you will mess one up. If not, then just return the extra seals.

2c) The Dana 30 front seals aren't easy or fun to replace. There are a PITA.

3) You will have to remove the carrier.

4) You will probably also have to remove the ring gear, in order to remove the cross pin. Your gear ratio will determine whether you need to remove the ring gear or not. (HINT, fill out your Jeep profile!)

5) Buy new ring gear bolts if you have to remove it. (try JEGS - they have free shipping)

6) I had to install an extra thrust washer to get my Lock Right within the gap spec. You might want to buy an extra set of thrust washers ahead of time. I bought mine from East Coast Gear Supply. They aren't expensive - less than $10 with shipping.

7) You may want to consider a passenger side XJ or TJ shaft upgrade at the same time. I haven't done this yet, but am considering it. This will affect your seal selection on the passenger side."

1995 YJ, 4.0L, AX15, 3" susp lift; front Dana 44 with Detroit; Rear 8.8 w/ARB; Flat Tummy Tuck, 1" MORE MML; 35" MT/r Tires;

StanF Tummy Tuck, Ford 8.8, Gas Tank Lift, Rocker Guard Fab, Ammo Can Console
StanF is offline   Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 06:27 PM   #3
0III0forlife's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ridgway, Pa.
Posts: 4,757
0III0forlife is on a distinguished road
What stan said.

You don't need a new thrust washer cause its on the pinion gear and you aren't changing that. However, you might need some extra shims to get the carrier lined back up. The new locker should have come with a new set of ring gear bolts in the box, if it didn't then you need new.

Some of the things not mentioned is the right tools...

You need a 6 point 36mm impact socket to fit the axle nuts, a 12 point 12mm socket to fit the 3 bolts on the back of the caliper bracket. And a pickle fork to take apart the tie rod ends. Tie rods need to be removed in order for clearance to get the differential out of the housing. A good pair of jack stands that are large enough to hold the jeep up by placing them on the frame just behind the front leaf springs.
'87 YJ, 4.2L built and bored, 8" of lift, 8.8 rear, AX15/NP 231J, Tom Woods drive shafts, Flat fenders, 12,000LB winch, Custom bumpers, Rattle can paint job. Never completed...
0III0forlife is offline   Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
Bakwa's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 243
Bakwa is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by StanF View Post
I'm not sure why you are starting another thread"
I thank you for all of your advice. It's nice to have multiple options before starting a multi hour project.
Fortuna Favet Fortibus

"No top (the Jeep not the wife)"
Bakwa is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner