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Old 04-10-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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K so last ?? Before I pull the trigger.Will my d30 hold up locked wit 36s? Or should I leave it open iv heard 35s are the limit is this true or will 36s be ok for the d30 locked

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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I would be way more worried about the shafts and u-joints. 33 is the max they can handle on hard wheeling. My lockrite is rate up to 33's in my d30. That said, I have read on the forum of guys wheeling 35's on the stock 30. Maybe some of th will chime in.

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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33's locked if you go hard. Milder stuff you can get away with 35's locked although your still pushing it.. Typically with 35's you want to stay open.. Running anything over 35's you'll need to do upgrades to the D30 with axle shafts and other components idealy though a super30 kit or do whats best and upgrade to stronger axle
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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Now would be an awesome time to swap to an hp30. Cheap and easy.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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Alright, let's start with basics, you don't HAVE to address anything.
If you want to take it off road and push it any d30 is going to need new shafts and a regear. Nitro makes a 27 spline chromoly that can be found for around 500 bucks. You will need to swap out your steering linkage. Currie makes a kit for about 400 bucks. You will also need to regear. About 1200. If you want an auto locker you can tack on about 600 to the regear for a Detroit up front. Or go with 30 spline shaft for about the same and a 30 spline lunchbox for 3-400.
From a majority of the accounts on here d30's will hold up to 35's just fine with these upgrades...but that's about 2500 bucks in upgrades.
Oh...you will also need to address your brake, count on another 500 for that.
The 3k in your case or 5k in my case is what has kept me in 33's so far.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:28 PM   #6
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Alright, let's start with basics, you don't HAVE to address anything.
If you want to take it off road and push it any d30 is going to need new shafts and a regear. Nitro makes a 27 spline chromoly that can be found for around 500 bucks. You will need to swap out your steering linkage. Currie makes a kit for about 400 bucks. You will also need to regear. About 1200. If you want an auto locker you can tack on about 600 to the regear for a Detroit up front. Or go with 30 spline shaft for about the same and a 30 spline lunchbox for 3-400.
From a majority of the accounts on here d30's will hold up to 35's just fine with these upgrades...but that's about 2500 bucks in upgrades.
Oh...you will also need to address your brake, count on another 500 for that.
The 3k in your case or 5k in my case is what has kept me in 33's so far.
Or I can get this lock right locker and install for 300 so that brings me to about 1200-1400 installed dont need to worry about the brakes all ready upgraded and stopping the 36s fine http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-159...shaft-kit.html
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
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Well there ya go. Roll with it. If it breaks, upgrade it. That's what u do.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:49 AM   #8
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My friend runs 35" with ARB locker, and hasn't had problems yet, and he's a bad driver
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:21 AM   #9
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LP or HP? LP, I wouldn't trust it. HP, sure.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:32 AM   #10
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My LP D30 held up to my rockcrawling fine being locked with 35" tires once I upgraded the shafts to hardened alloy 27 spline shafts.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:40 AM   #11
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My LP D30 held up to my rockcrawling fine being locked with 35" tires once I upgraded the shafts to hardened alloy 27 spline shafts.
So should I wait to do the lockers when I can upgrade to alloy shafts
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #13
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I have a Loc Right in my (all stock) D30 with 35" tires. I have been running it this way for 5 years and 6 trips to Moab. To date no breaks, and I have run every trail exp Pritchet multiple times. I do have the Tera Low so I run in 2 Low witch saves on the front drive line when not attempting obstacles. But I do not beat the shit out of it either. Allot depends on the kind of driver you are.....

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