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Old 08-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Could someone give me a price estimate? (LSD per axel)

So I've got it in my head that I want to add Eaton Tru-Tracs to my '14 Sport.

A quick check of quadratec tells me it's going to be about $600 for the LSD for the rear axle (I assume I have a Dana 44 rear axle, please correct me if I'm wrong, it's a base sport w/ 3.73 gears).

This stuff confuses me greatly, but if I've read things right, I'm going to have to purchase some additional components to make it work.....I think I read that Jeep changed some type of housing in the axle, and now the truetracs won't fit without modification.

Since I'm going to go to the trouble of adding a LSD to the rear, I'm considering adding one to the front axle as well.....price looks like about $515 for the front (again, I'm assuming Dana 30 axle and lower than 3.73 gear ratio)

So, including the LSDs, how much could I expect an upgrade like this to cost me? Obviously shop labor is going to vary considerably, but a ball park estimate would be much appreciated.

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Old 08-08-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Well first off where are you located at? I ask because weather may play a factor into what you want to put in there. But I am having mine re geared and lockers put in I would say 500-800 per axle to put in a Tru Trac. Maybe more maybe less depends on the area you are in it is pretty labor intensive.

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Old 08-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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Before I spent $2k+ adding TruTracs I would do one of two things:

1) Cancel the order of the Sport and buy a Rubicon
2) Cancel the order of the sport and add the $400 factory LSD option on a similar sport, save a couple grand and be pretty close in functionality.

If I felt I was going to really offroad the thing hard, I'd do option 1, and if I felt I wasn't going to offroad it hard, I'd do option 2. I really don't see much point in dumping so much cash into LSD's on a brand new Jeep.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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Shop around and you can find the Truetracs for $450ish. If you're using the stock 3.73 gears, the Truetracs will have to be drilled out for the 1/2" ring bolts. Ballpark estimate for both axles including the Truetracs would be $1700ish but can vary widely depending on what area of the country you live. Still much cheaper than selectable lockers but you may want to consider new gears at the same time if you ever plan to install larger tires. Most aftermarket gear sets would not require drilling out the ring bolt holes.

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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I recently did this swap. I went with TruTracs but switched to 4.10 gears( had 3.73s but with my tires it got me closer to my stock gearing) The labor for the swap was right at $1000. I got the LSD, gears and rebuild kits from Quadratec.
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Terafllex 2.5" Springs and Shocks, JKS Adj. Track Bars
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #7
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I just went from 3.73 to 4.88 and stock rear LSD to ARB Locker front and rear. Cost was $950 per axle for re gear parts included, with no labor charge for locker install lockers were $1040 each. The stock LSD is very nice but will wear out as it is clutch. I really wanted the rear to be a Tru Trac because it is not clutch driven. But I was given some misleading info on tire size you can run so I choose ARB. After talking to Eaton about the Tru Trac they assured me you can run up to 37's with no problems.

With something like a Tru Trac in the front you are going to have a hard time turning, or at least have to make some really wide turns while in 4wd.

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