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Old 06-07-2011, 09:54 PM
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88 YJ front locker or non

Noticed today that my front diff is possibly a non-locker. New to the Jeep scene is this correct or could I have a problem with my vacuum system? I had the left front wheel up on a small dirt mound and the right front wheel on flat ground. Right front spun, left front did nothing. Also my left rear spun and my right rear did not.
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If the right wheel is spinning then the vacuum system is working cause that is the wheel it engages. The yj's dont have locking hubs like the cj's do. They make a kit to do that though.

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Old 06-07-2011, 10:04 PM
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Thank you very much for the reply. I shall be fixing that problem in the very near future. By chance do you have a link to the kit?
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The kits to convert to lockout Hubs or to remove vacuum engagement?
I re read my post sorry I'll find a link for the hubs
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:27 PM   #5
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http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...egory_Code=AXL probably not the cheapest just first one I found. Just so you know what you're looking for. I've seen them for 1200 though
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:40 PM
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Again, thank you for the info. Much appreciated.
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You're welcome. I would also recommend a locker. Then you can disengage when driving so it won't be locked then lock it in and then upgrade the shafts you'll be set
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:46 PM   #8
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What you're describing in your first post is that both of your differentials are "open", meaning neither one has any traction aiding devices installed. (Limited slip, locker, etc.)
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What you're describing in your first post is that both of your differentials are "open", meaning neither one has any traction aiding devices installed. (Limited slip, locker, etc.)
I'm confusing. I gotta stop trying to help people
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:08 PM
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I pretty much knew the rear was non-locking just was not sure how the front worked. And Tang, keep helping people, I for one was helped with your response.
Well, front and rear diffs being open is not going to work for me. I will be looking into ways, like what Tang posted, to fix this problem.
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I pretty much knew the rear was non-locking just was not sure how the front worked. And Tang, keep helping people, I for one was helped with your response.
Well, front and rear diffs being open is not going to work for me. I will be looking into ways, like what Tang posted, to fix this problem.
Thanks. I was trying to say it is open differential and if you lock it you can get the Hubs to disengage it for normal driving. But yeah your vacuum should be working lol. I gotta slow down when responding though.
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What about air lockers? Will the work in the front and rear diffs?
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What about air lockers? Will the work in the front and rear diffs?
You can get them for the front and rear yes. But check the spline counts sometimes they don't work with stock shafts. Also it would be a different locker for each axle and you would need a compressor onboard

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