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Old 02-08-2010, 06:12 PM
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i want to put a locker in my tj and i was wanting to know what the best kinds are and if i should put it in the rear, front, or both.
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Originally Posted by 1997wranglertj View Post
i want to put a locker in my tj and i was wanting to know what the best kinds are and if i should put it in the rear, front, or both.
The best kinds IMO, are the selectable lockers (open when disengaged and spooled when engaged).
  • ARB - the "top of mind" selectable for me, it is operated and engaged via air pressure. As such, one will also require an air source.
  • OX - Actuated with a cable. Simple but effective concept.
  • eLocker - Uses electrical current to engage.
All three have their pros and cons but are proven units. The key to performance is to ensure the installer knows what they are doing and has a lot of experience.

If I had the $$$, I would install a selectable in the front and back. If you have a rear D35, do not lock unless you are upgrading the 27 splined shafts with Superior's Super35 30 splined kit.

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Well put IslandTJ!
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:48 AM   #4
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What do you have for a rear axle, a Dana 35c or Dana 44? Locking the rear first gives more benefit but you can only do that safely if you have a Dana 44 back there, or are willing to upgrade the Dana 35c with a Super 35 or C-Clip Eliminator kit from Superior Axle.
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