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Old 12-22-2010, 12:57 PM   #1
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Best locker for the dana 30??

Hi Guys,..i have the 93 4.0ltr YJ on 33" tyres & im currently using a powertrax no-slip locker in my rear strenghtened dana 35 (chromolly axle shafts) and it performs effortlessly! super strong and an easy fit, and does what it sez on the box! i have the dana30 up front with the vaccum disconnect...anyone running the powertrax no-slip in their dana30 also? positive and negatives with this set up? cheers

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Old 12-22-2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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Inquiring minds want to know.
I was thinking about the same thing. I added a posi-lock to get rid of the vacume motor. Hoping one of our experts chime in.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:49 PM   #4
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hmm...maybe i should just go ahead and do it??...ive read afew threads about running a locker in the dana30..and i know that having one i can switch on..or off at the pull of a cable or push of a button has the added benefit of more on road manners in say..snow or ice but i'd need the extra $/£ for that!, .but.... need to hear it from someone with first hand experiences, i use the jeep as a daily driver too. im looking at the powertrax locker because the price is good, its simple and works instantly 100%, my jeep is great offroad with the rear locked alone, but a cple of times i know having the front locked also would have made some situations easier to beat!!..love the look on plp's faces when u plough through an area everyone was getting stuck in!! especially land rover drivers!!
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:48 PM   #5
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I know this isnt what you where looking for with this post; but I am looking for a rear locker and have the same jeep you do. Is this the power trax that you are running in your rear axle? PowerTrax -0435-2706 - POWERTRAX® No-Slip Traction System for 93-06 Jeep® Vehicles with 27 Spline Dana 35 Open Differential Axle - Quadratec
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:54 AM   #6
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I have a Dana 35/30 combo and have went with putting an Aussie locker in the 30. Been there for over a year and so far no problems. I do wheel moderate to advanced rated trails often and I am very happy.

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Old 12-23-2010, 10:52 AM   #7
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Best locker for the dana 30 would be an ARB.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:15 PM   #8
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:24 AM   #9
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hi brutus!...i have the powertrax no-slip for the "track-lock"-(limited-slip) rear dana 35
POWERTRAX® No-Slip Traction System

For 90-06 Jeep® Vehicles with 27 Spline Dana 35 Track Lock Differential Axle

Quadratec Part No: 16104.106 / part no; 0435-2725. when installed they both work exactly the same..100% lock-up when needed.....excellent. u will need to I.D. what ur rear axle is?? open?..or track-lock?
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:28 AM   #10
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I ran a lock right in the front 30. On road in snow, it was hell. I would rather have been unlocked. On trails it was great. I also ran andarb in the front on an other jeep, was great nothing like a push button.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:41 PM   #11
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thx 4jeepn,..thats what i thought,..i know with the powertrax in the rear it can get abit vague with understeer in snow and ice!!...ive got used to how to drive it now in those conditions,..might leave my front axle open and treat myself to sum super swampers!!! just go for TSL, LTB..OR BOGGERS!...any updates on the availability of these tyres now???
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:02 PM   #12
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Boggers can be gotten anytime. They never really went out of production. They're saying possibly on the LTB's in March, but we'll see. I've really wanted to get a set of their 35x12.50's myself.

An auto locker in the rear is one thing, but one up front in the snow is a whole different story. I run a Yukon Spartan in mine, but as 4Jeepn said a selectable locker would be best. The Spartan is awesome as far as lunchbox type lockers go. Quiet and very easy to install.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:07 PM   #13
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thx chris (jeepaddons!),...good news on boggers!..what are they like on the road??...i know the LTB's suffer vibes when used on road and are hard to balance...is that same with boggers?
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They will suck on the road. They're not a road friendly tire and will wear quick, but they're great for mud. The hard to balance thing is pretty much true of any bias Interco tire though. They're great for mud, decent for rocks. LTB's are great for mud and rocks both, but not so great for the highway as far as ride or wear. In my opinion, you can't beat a good TSL or LTB on the trails and that's what they're meant for (I'm currently running TSL Bias Swampers).

There's plenty of good "compromise" tires out there as well though that give you... well, not the best of both worlds, but they try to even things out. A harder compound isn't going to be good in rocks, but will get you more miles on a set of tires. A more aggressive tread will get you better traction in some situations, but may not be as good in corners or rain, you know what I mean? If you truly want the best of both worlds, you'd have to go with two sets of tires. One set for daily driving and another set for the trails.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:31 PM   #15
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another good point chris...i run KUMHO KL71 33" MUDS at the moment everywhere!! great tyre,..might just invest in sum cheap steelies with some MUDZILLAS M8080 33"..they are easy to get here in the UK..swampers cost us a fortune to have shipped over!!!...

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