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Old 05-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Install LSD when regearing?

I was wondering if it would be beneficial/smart to have an LSD installed when I get revealed for 35s.

I will get lockers at some point but figured a LSD would help both on and off road for now.

Any idea how much extra I'd be looking at to do this?

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If that's what you want, it would be cheaper or easier while it's tore apart. Why pay twice for disassembly?

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....you could put a locker on the opposite diff later too.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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If that's what you want, it would be cheaper or easier while it's tore apart. Why pay twice for disassembly?
That's my thinking. Would love lockers but this would benefit on the road and trail. The regear is a ways away but y'all know I like to plan way in advance.
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About $400 for the LS locker and about $300 to $500 for an install.
I paid $580 to have my ARB put in, but there's a bit of modification to the differential with the air locker.
A LSD like a Detroit Trutrac would be a straight foreward install, thus a bit cheaper.
Some places won't even charge you for the locker install with a gear change.

Still in an information gathering stage, but I'm leaning toward a Trutrac in the front with my regear.
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Ideally, when all is said and done, I'd like to have LSD In the rear and selectable lockers both front and rear. Don't have the money to do it all at once so figured I'd start with the LSD.
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Ideally, when all is said and done, I'd like to have LSD In the rear and selectable lockers both front and rear. Don't have the money to do it all at once so figured I'd start with the LSD.
If it was me; I would figure out some way to do it all at once. Because to install LSD now, then lockers later is like paying for a dead horse. The labor is going to be the same both times. Also, if going to selectables both front and rear, I would forego the LSD. But that's just me. I have selectables on both ends, and see no need for ever wanting LSD along with them. I am sure there will be some that flame me for thinking this way so flame away.
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Ideally, when all is said and done, I'd like to have LSD In the rear and selectable lockers both front and rear. Don't have the money to do it all at once so figured I'd start with the LSD.
This is just my opinion, but I think you'd be better off the other way around. With the full in the rear and the LS in the front.
You'll lose some steering control with a full locker engaged in the front.
Plus you get more bang for your buck and more traction with the full locker in the stronger rear D44 than in the weaker front D30.

Jeepdon's correct. But I did the same thing as you, because for me, money is an issue.
After buying the ARB locker, compressor, compressor bracket and switch panel, I didn't have $1400 quoted for a gear change at that time.
Ha, I've done lots of things twice and wasted money on stupider stuff!
Nothing the matter with a slow incremental build as long as you have fun with it and increase the capabilities of your Jeep.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #9
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Appreciate the advice.

Getting 35s at some point soon, so the regear is a must. Figured while their in there ill have them do some other stuff if money is available.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #10
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Ideally, when all is said and done, I'd like to have LSD In the rear and selectable lockers both front and rear. Don't have the money to do it all at once so figured I'd start with the LSD.
If I am reading this right, you want a LSD and a selectable locker in the same diff. I did not know that was even possible.

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