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Old 12-22-2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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Best Front lockers??

I just got a 94 wrangler yesterday and i'm new to the jeep thing; so what front axle do i have and Whats the CHEAPEST front locker on the market??
I only off road every once in a while and i want to stay ahead of those fords/chevys

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Old 12-22-2008, 02:19 AM   #2
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arb not cheap but the best you could buy and you will want a locker that is not all ways lock for the front

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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i like the power trax lockers by richmond. i have them in my cj7 and they work great. they are the automatic lockers.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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Locked is locked. For on the cheap a locker that go in place of your spider gears will work fine, vs say the ARB which are great. If your only going a few times, do ya really need one? Also if its a daily driver and see snowy road a full time locker in the front can be a nightmare.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:11 PM   #5
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i run a lockright in my setup in the front and have now turning diffaculties......of cours i unlock the hubs
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:10 PM   #6
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lincon locker,weld the spider gears, thats about as cheap as it gets.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #7
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lincon locker,weld the spider gears, thats about as cheap as it gets.
i welded my front and went with a homemade posi-lock. 20 bucks and no probs in a few years now
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i would just go open. not many people accually need a full locked front axle. and not many d30's can really handle a full locker.
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The best and cheapest are on opposite ends of the spectrum. lol

The best for the front would be a selectable locker(electric, arb, ox)
The cheapest would be to weld the spider gears together... or a Detroit/Aussie.
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How about best and cheapest limited slip??
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dont waste the money on a d30 to put a limited slip in there....get a locker......a lockright actually has decent street manners an they are cheap......dont go gettin an arb or a detroit and puttin it in a d30........what an unworthy investment
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i would just go open. not many people accually need a full locked front axle. and not many d30's can really handle a full locker.
sounds like he wheels the malls alot.......i would listen to him
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Don't do a limited slip because it is only a tiny bit better than an open diff. It requires a little more finesse and foot work to make it a good option.

For your Dana 30, you should probably go with an Aussie locker as the cheapest and BEST route. Your steering will be limited while crawling.

If you have a 4 banger, then just throw that Aussie in your Dana 35 and stay off the skinny pedal (don't spin your tires). D35's, 4 bangers, and lunchbox lockers are okay as long as you dont drive like rusty wallace off road.

If you're trying to stay away from ford and chebys then you need to go into narrow areas. Otherwise, worry about yourself and not the Jones's.

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