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Old 06-11-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Locker question

I have a 2005 jeep Wrangler with Dana 44 rear Dana 30 front with 3.73 ratio. I have an oil leak and need to change the front seals.
The question is adding a locker to the front only, good or bad idea?
I'm not going to do any major rock crawling just thinking it would help if I find myself having fun say on Black Bear Pass.
Pros/ Con
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #2
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Selectable or lunch box locker? Selectable would be best if you engage 4wd on icy or snowy asphalt roads. Selectable is more expensive and you would certainly need it installed professionally.

A lunch box locker is a good choice if you don't drive in snowy conditions with 4wd engaged o. The asphalt. This type of locker is cheaper and easier to install.

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Old 06-11-2013, 09:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I do drive in snow so selectable looks like the way to go.
I never heard of lunch box but Detroit had a good write up. Thanks again.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:42 AM   #4
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If you are just going to be worrying about snow, a limited slip like a trutrac would be awesome. It won't lock up fully but will still apply resistance to the the wheel with less traction, transferring some power. In my experience, limited slips are king in snow. If you also want a front locker for rocks and whatnot for sure go with a good quality selectable locker like ARB.

You can install a locker yourself with a dial indicator to measure backlash, proper tools, and lots of patience.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info , have to do my home work.
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