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Old 01-26-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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TO lock or not to lock

I have questions for the PRO's or anyone who know's more than me. I have a 1990 YJ. I love mud sand. and the Rubicon trail is only about 2 hours away. So here are my questions.

1. Why should I lock and what kinda lockers should I use ( I know the different brands I am thinking style)

2. Would it be the best idea to go to the junk yard and get Dana 44's to lock this YJ up?
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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lockers will make a world of difference off road. as to style......its all in how you use it. obviously, selectable are great if you dont want to give up any road manners etc. i have a lunch box locker (aussie) in the rear of mine and it has decent road manners, but i dont ever drive in snow or ice.

swap your rear end for a 44 or ford 8.8 if you're planning to lock it.

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Old 01-27-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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I am thinking Cable lockers right now. ARB sounds great until I have to stop, and fix something. I would be so pissed at fixing air leaks. Cables dont leak air. I am sure they have something that breaks besides cables though
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:43 PM   #4
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yes you should upgrade the axle if you are planning on running the rubicon. i've never done it but i know it eats D35's for lunch. i have the D44 in front and rear and i love them. i am very partial to dana, but the ford 8.8's are good too. as far as lockers go ox lockers seem to be pretty good if you are looking for a manual locker. in my trail vehicle i have the powertrax in the rear and i love them. i don't worry about air leaks or cables snapping. i this your dd?
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