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Old 04-17-2009, 11:56 PM   #1
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Locker for Front Dana 30

Looking for opinions on this setup:
Super 35 kit for the rear, with Detroit Softlocker
Alloy USA Front Axles w/Upgraded 30 splines and a 30 spline locker

Questions:
If I choose this setup, what kind of locker should a go with for the D30 since it will be a 30 spline? I want something like a Trutrac

Should I just keep the stock 27 spline D30 and run a Detroit Trutrac?

Or..is this setup overkill for what I do with my Jeep?

Any comments are appreciated. Thanks!

My jeep is a DD. It sees mostly mud, gravel, light trails with trees and such, but no rock crawling. In the winter, snow covered/icy roads and trails.

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Old 04-18-2009, 12:03 AM   #2
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I had a super 35 kit in my old jeep and beat the hell out of it with 35s, IT worked very well.

I never did anything to the front though.

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Old 04-18-2009, 12:05 AM   #3
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i would only run a selectable locker if its your DD.. the dana 30 can take some punishment..
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i would only run a selectable locker if its your DD.. the dana 30 can take some punishment..
agreed....run high quality spicer(factory) joints and it should hold together.....i ran 36s on my d30 for 3 years and for the first two i kept breaking joints.....then i bought hardened spicer 760xs and never had a problem......if you havent bought the super 35 kit yet then put in an 8.8 if you have the fab skills.....it will definitely hold up to even 38s
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:59 AM   #5
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I have been looking at the aussie lockers for $249 shipped. I have heard they are work good and are quiet.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:48 AM   #6
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If you go with 30 spline axleshafts up front, you'll be limited to a full case locker like an ARB, Detroit Locker, etc. Lunchbox lockers like the Aussie/Lockright/No-Slip only come in versions to fit 27 spline carriers for the D30.

Personally, I run some very (!) tough trails on 27 spline hardened axleshafts from Warn with a No-Slip lunchbox locker up front. On the street in 2wd, you can't tell it's there... it doesn't even click. The Aussie/Lockright are as good in 2wd on the street but they do click when making turns. I wouldn't run an EZ-Locker if it were me though. The only time I would avoid a front automatic locker is if you have to use 4x4 on icy or snow-covered roads where an automatic locker can make steering pretty dicey. In 2wd it's ok though.
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If you go with 30 spline axleshafts up front, you'll be limited to a full case locker like an ARB, Detroit Locker, etc. Lunchbox lockers like the Aussie/Lockright/No-Slip only come in versions to fit 27 spline carriers for the D30.

Personally, I run some very (!) tough trails on 27 spline hardened axleshafts from Warn with a No-Slip lunchbox locker up front. On the street in 2wd, you can't tell it's there... it doesn't even click. The Aussie/Lockright are as good in 2wd on the street but they do click when making turns. I wouldn't run an EZ-Locker if it were me though. The only time I would avoid a front automatic locker is if you have to use 4x4 on icy or snow-covered roads where an automatic locker can make steering pretty dicey. In 2wd it's ok though.
Great info! That cleared things up. Thanks for everyone's input. I now have a better idea of what I want to do.

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