|06-26-2012 04:43 PM|
|pkmcd99||Just FYI, people often have the misconception that you need to regear when installing lockers. You dont. If your ok with your power now, but want added traction, add the lockers. If ya got 4:10 ratio, it is great for 33's. If you have a pentastar with 4:10's you can dive right into 35's without getting too sluggish.3:73's can be had but I would not do it, your heep would be a dog. Just my 02 cent pal.|
|06-26-2012 04:09 PM|
This way the OP and the most of us here built unique Jeeps to our specs.
|06-26-2012 03:54 PM|
|06-26-2012 03:44 PM|
|06-26-2012 02:41 PM|
All Wrangler have BLD/traction control.
LSD is an option on Sports and Saharas.
Rubi's have lockers and do not have an option for LSD.
To the OP...how much will all of that cost? Would it be worth it to trade-up to a 2012/13 Rubi on 4.10's? That way you get you lockers and your re-gear (assuming you are going from auto to auto).
|06-26-2012 02:30 PM|
|kjwhite622||Just wondering, do all jku's have LSD stock, or is that something you need to add if you regear?|
|06-04-2012 12:26 PM|
Don't waste your time with 4.56 gears. They do not work well with the 3.8L. Go 4.88 or 5.13 depending on manual or auto. I am going to run 5.13, Eaton E Lockers around and sleeved/gusset front.
|06-04-2012 11:28 AM|
|CG3||Several good lifts on the market. Full Traction should not be overlooked..... just be sure to do your homework, ask questions, and don't try to save money on your lift. The owner of Full Traction gave me a convincing argument against the brackets that AEV uses... although I am a fanboy of lots of AEV's stuff.... not their lifts though.|
|06-04-2012 11:25 AM|
|pluke the 2||
Chrysler doesn't make anything quality except for the stock steering stabilizer. (Truthfully)
|06-04-2012 11:03 AM|
|06-04-2012 10:18 AM|
|pluke the 2||
|06-04-2012 06:59 AM|
|Jervboy||Thanks everybody!! I wanted to reply with every quote he because they are all right on. You pretty much answed my question about the 30 up front, beef it up and it should be ok. I am not looking to go crazy and I have not been out on a trail where I needed locker but I have avoided certain runs because I didn't have lockers and watched my buddies go and do them and I was salivating. Some rock crawling and some steep rocky climbs where I don't think I could have done the climb without winching. I am going to solve some of my clearance issues by eventually going with slightly more lift and 35's, right now I only have a TF leveling kit and 33's which is absolutely fine for riding the trails and what not but it doesn't look to be enough for what I want to do. Plus my breakover angle isn;t what it needs to be. I am only planning on an AEV 2.5" lift, I am assuming it will be enough.|
|06-03-2012 11:41 PM|
I run 4.88 gears and Eaton E-Lockers in the front D30 with mine and am very happy with this set-up. I do have LSd in the rear so seen no need for rear lockers and have had no issues with keeping up on the trail with front only lockers. Now if I was doing a lot of vertical rock crawling, then rear lockers has it's advantages there but on the east coast, my front lockers work perfectly for my needs and have got me out of many situations
Was planning on doing rear lockers later but after seeing how well this set-up works, I have no plans to add the rear locker now.
|06-03-2012 10:45 PM|
So true. "Slow and in controll" as we like to say to eachother when things get a little dicy.
Some guys rigs you just cant tell them this. Cause they just cant do it slow. Its more like "back up 2 foot and bump it!"
|06-03-2012 10:38 PM|
|06-03-2012 10:34 PM|
Heh Heh, good call-if you've been on difficult trails and you don't need lockers-----you don't know what difficult means !
|06-03-2012 10:29 PM|
The way I see it is, if you "need" lockers then you will know it. It all depends on what you do with your jeep.
All the time since 94 or so when I started wheeling in something biger of my own besides a 4 wheeler.
This is the first rig that I have had thats been locked front and rear(I have allways ran a rear locker). Let me tell you its a whole new level of what you can do with your rig.
|06-03-2012 09:46 PM|
|pluke the 2||I went two years without lockers where in those situations I couldn't run the trails I wanted to without them. Got my lockers and I never looked back.|
|06-03-2012 09:46 PM|
|JEEPDON||Re-gear and beef up the D-30, you'll be fine if you do nothing hardcore. A guy I know is running 37's on D-30 and an AMC 20. But we do everything slow when we go wheeling. No BAJA stuff at all. Always taking it easy. And he also has 4.56 gears.|
|06-03-2012 09:42 PM|
|NFRs2000NYC||I don't have lockers, so take this advice with a few grains of salt. Have you been in a situation where lockers would have saved you?|
|06-03-2012 09:41 PM|
|pluke the 2||
No one can answer your question for certain as there are many variables.
I am running 37's with a dana 30, arb air lockers front and rear, 5.13's with axle sleeves and gussets and I haven't had any issues.
Just because I don't have any issues doesn't mean you won't either.
You just got to know what is going on in the axles and know your limits and what to stay away against.
|06-03-2012 08:49 PM|
Lockers and re-gear
I am thinking of installing some lockers and doing a re-gear. I have a 2011 JKU. Dana 30 front, 44 rear and 3.21 gears. I really want lockers. I am not a hard core off roader but can see that if I had lockers I would do a lot more of everything. Is it worth doing lockers on that front Dana30 and beefing it up. I want to re-gear to say 4.56 or 4.88. I am looking at expense. I would like to stay with the 30 front and re-gear and lockers. Will beefing that front up be enough???