5:13's are probably overkill for 35's and ther known to be a little weak in the smaller axels like the 44. I think 4:88's would perfect for the 35's in a 44 and a Detroit in the rear always seemed like a good option in the rear cuz it's just a glorified LSD but that's just my 2 cents
I did a lot of research when I re-geared and ended up with 4:88 because it makes the most sense with auto transmission and 35" tires. I also went with the Detroit full locker in the rear on my 8.8. There are 2 different types of Detroit so don't be confused. There is the Detroit full locker that locks both axles at 100% which is the old school time proven solid locker. And then there is the tru-trac which distributes power unevenly depending on the slipping need which more closely resembles a limited slip. I put one of these in my front axle. So far it seems to be working well but I still haven't completely tested it.
The rear it seems is ok with a solid non selectable locker but I have heard that it is somewhat of a pain in the snow but I haven't found that to be much of a problem. That being said as you know mine is not a DD.
Do your research and find what's going to work best for what you are ultimately looking for in YOUR build.
And for the record I love my 4:88 gears.
Yeah I'm definitely considering the Detroit trutrac as I think it best suits my driving. Once the jeep is paid off I think ill fully lock it. I'll probably just put one in the rear to save on cost and just regear the front for now.
I have 4.56 in the rear of mine. Seems to work great in mine. The 4.56 was the closest gear ratio with 35's to stock gear ratio on mine. Drives down the highway just fine and can even use 5th gear. Mine is a 5 speed also. My speedo is also really close to perfect. It is off by 2 mph at 55 checked by police radar. No I wasn't speeding. I know a police man and asks him to check it for me. Now as for wheeling it does fine too. Does great in low range and seems to have plenty of power. The locker I have is an aussie locker. On slick roads it likes to push the front straight. Cornering is a challenge as it will also slide out on you. In my opinion I would go delectable or Lsd. Some Lsd can still be squirly in the corners. For me I would still go Detroit even though it will be squirly in the long run you will be ahead.
Remember "It Aint Perdy Till It's Dirty"
Not a lot of people run them, and most people vote ARB for selectable, but I absolutely love my OX lockers. They're cable actuated. I've not had any issues, but even if you have a cable issue, you can screw their Drive-Away Locks right into the diff and engage/disengage there. I keep those in the Jeep just-in-case, though have not had to use them.
I won't go into the OX versus ARB debate because they're both great, and I would've been just as happy running ARB. If you're going to just lock the rear to begin, a selectable is nice if you can afford it.
BTW, before I did my axle swaps I used to run an auto-locker (Spartan) in just the front and was very pleased with its performance. It was < $250, easy-to-install, and worked great. You've definitely got options.
2001 2.5L TJ, HPD30/D44 with dual OX and 4.88, full armor, X20-8 winch, 35" STTs on 15x8 black Cragar Soft 8s, 1" BL, 1" Brown Dog MML, 4.5" suspension w/ fully adjustable control arms and tie rod upgrade, OBA, Novak Shifter, PS hood louver, Teraflex ESS SYE, UCF UHC tummy tuck, Adams Driveshaft
Thanks for the info. I just don't want to have to start modifying the axle. I'd like to just put something in and drive away. Not have to install more buttons on the dash and everything else that comes with a full locker. Think I'm going to get the lsd and regear for now. If I'm that stuck that I need the full locker I'll just pull some cable. Thanks everyone.