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Old 08-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #1
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Alright guys and gals I am looking into getting a locker for my one of my axles. I've done some paroosing the site and I can't decide what to save up for.
I use the jeep for a weekend vehicle since I have a company truck I bring home every night. Haven't trailed it yet and probably won't trail it hard or a lot but I also want the ability to lock in one axle and get my self unstuck from teeter-totting.
So based on your actual experience (not "I've heard") what would y'all suggest and why?

Air locker
Electric locker
Manual locker
Auto locker

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Old 08-24-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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Also lock front or rear axle?
What brand and why?

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Old 08-24-2014, 07:30 PM   #3
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Also lock front or rear axle?
What brand and why?
I'd lock the front if you're still running the D35 in back. If you can afford it the ARB can't be beat, can be switched off when in snow or ice or for tight turns. If you want less expensive, the Aussie lunchbox is a good choice.

My choices are in order
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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Most people won't recommend doing anything to the Dana 35.

I run a lunchbox locker (Lock Right) in my front, and have a limited slip Ford 8.8 in the rear. The front locker is the best $250 that I spent on my Jeep. I would not change a thing about my setup.

Later this year, I will be dropping an ARB in the 8.8, but I do quite a bit of rock crawling and offroading.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:47 PM   #5
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Probably a dumb question but what is a "lunchbox" locker?
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:55 PM   #6
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Probably a dumb question but what is a "lunchbox" locker?
An inexpensive automatic locker like Lock Right, Spartan, Lokka, Aussie. All similar in design - they replace the spider gears, and are easy to install. All about $250 or so
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:14 PM   #7
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Ok I gotcha. Thanks
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The first thing I did when I got the YJ was to install a Spartan Locker in the D-35, then every one said don't do anything to a D-35, so I would think the best is to install a locker in the front, now I want one in the front too, just in time.
If I had it to do over I would install a locker in the front and keep my Poise-Lock Cable for the Cad, and look for a Ford 8.8 Limited Slip for the Rear.

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