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Old 05-18-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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JK Locker question

Sorry if this has been covered a thousand times but I have a locker question. I have trac-loc on my 10 Sahara and I know they may not be thought of very highly here, but can I install a locker in the front, keep the trac-loc in the rear and still get a good traction balance? Would the $$$ spent be worth locking the fronts only? Most my wheeling is a little mud and snow. Thanks!

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Old 05-18-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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I know several people who in various conditions do lock only the front. Mine is still stock so can only lock the rear, or both. Can't lock only the front with the present electronics. Your Sahara likely has Dana 44 rear and Dana 35 front, making the front a little lighter duty. But, with snow and mud, should not be a problem. Might affect stearing and driving so need to exercise some caution.

Could be fun and will be interesting to hear from those who know more about it.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:22 AM   #3
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If you've got a 30 up front I'd advise against locking it without a little help. For street driving the trac-loc in the rear along with 4wd should be more than enough in snow. I live in northeast Ohio, snowbelt country. My front isn't locked, and with 4x4 and trac-loc my jeep handled 2 feet of unplowed snow no problem.

For mud I'd also leave things alone. Thats all I basically have to wheel here are mudholes and steep muddy hill climbs. The BLD and trac-loc work very nicely together and the combination IMO is as good as a locked rear. Unless you have a competition rig or do some serious rock crawling, I wouldn't bother locking the front. The JK rear with trac-loc and BLD has gained me traction everywhere a locker would, and I haven't had an encounter yet where a locked jeep went that my JK wouldn't.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:25 AM   #4
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I'd only do it if you plan to regear.

And, then again, I'd lock the rear at the same time anyhow...

BLDs will let you down in the right situation; it's happened to me twice.
Not tragic or complicated stuck, just temporary and slightly embarrassing stuck.
For most situations they work fine though.
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