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TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 08:27 PM

K so I have a d35 and I want more traction but I don't want to break my axels so I was thinking of LSD instead of a locker in the rear and locker in the front would this work? Next year I will most likely be getting a d44 to replace the d35 but for the time being work this b a good idea or would my axels still b at risk I have 32s by the way

doclouie 03-07-2012 09:03 PM

If you really are going to get a dana 44 next year I would wait to do anything with the axle.

lightnin 03-07-2012 09:05 PM

I agree with doclouie. Don't put anything into the 35 if your going to upgrade to a 44. I would definitely recommend lock the front. That is a good place to start. You can go a lot of places with a locked front.

Side note. Why a D44? Have you considered a 8.8 rear?

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by lightnin
I agree with doclouie. Don't put anything into the 35 if your going to upgrade to a 44. I would definitely recommend lock the front. That is a good place to start. You can go a lot of places with a locked front.

Side note. Why a D44? Have you considered a 8.8 rear?

Well the reason for a d44 is its a direct swap and a 8.8 u need to fab and I don't kno how basically I'm going to have a shop do it for me and I got quoted for LSD and gears wit front locker for 1600

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 09:10 PM

Or depending I might not even get a d44 it's a DD and I do mild off roading nothin crazy I just want more traction and peace of mind

Gate53 03-07-2012 09:11 PM

An Aussie locker in the front will amaze you. Only about $250

lightnin 03-07-2012 09:14 PM

No problem. Just wanted to see. The Artec 8.8 truss is a awesome design. I have one in the garage ready for my 8.8. I ended up just spending $1450 on a arb, compressor, 4.88s front and rear, install kits and wheel bearings for the rear.

LSD, front locker, front and rear gears installed? What locker. Most are back and forth. I would go selectable if it is streetable over a lunchbox or detroit. Just my preference. Heck I would rather have selectable if it is trail only on the front.

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Gate53
An Aussie locker in the front will amaze you. Only about $250

Really?? R they easy to install? I wanted to regear but I don't have to

Gate53 03-07-2012 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by TjWranglerMan (Post 2115720)
Really?? R they easy to install? I wanted to regear but I don't have to

There are info vids on youtube. one is a guy I wheel with it took him an evening and he gives a good list of tools you'll need, nothing special.

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 09:31 PM

So should I just do the front locker and leave the rear alone? Or do the LSD as well and forget the d44 I'm not planning on doing hard trails or crazy claiming

lightnin 03-07-2012 09:34 PM

What tire size you planning on running?

I know 2 people in our club that broke their 35 on the street with open diffs.

XJ Knight 03-07-2012 09:36 PM

don't put any extra traction device in the D35.. You want to keep that thing from as much stress as possible... Depending on where you live put a auto locker up front and roll with it till you can upgrade your rear

Gate53 03-07-2012 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TjWranglerMan (Post 2115808)
So should I just do the front locker and leave the rear alone? Or do the LSD as well and forget the d44 I'm not planning on doing hard trails or crazy claiming

Try the front locker and see how you like it. I find that my Jeep tends to tell me what I need the more I wheel it. Drove it totally stock firat year and went pretty much everywhere everyone else went and many places others couldn't.

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by lightnin
What tire size you planning on running?

I know 2 people in our club that broke their 35 on the street with open diffs.

I'm on 32s right now and probably going to say there till I either regear or get diff axels

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight
don't put any extra traction device in the D35.. You want to keep that thing from as much stress as possible... Depending on where you live put a auto locker up front and roll with it till you can upgrade your rear

I don't want anything the clicks where not on 4wd wht should I get

XJ Knight 03-07-2012 09:48 PM

Powertrax No Slip.. Or if you want to pay up get a selectable locker like a ARB. I should also ask.. Where do you live? Cause In winter climates you shouldn't engage 4wd on snowy streets with a front auto locker

edit: let me add aussie lockers do click and chirp when turning on rare occasion.. Less so when one is put in the front then the rear.. Clicking and chirping due to a locker is not something I would wory to much about..

Gate53 03-07-2012 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by TjWranglerMan (Post 2115852)
I'm on 32s right now and probably going to say there till I either regear or get diff axels

I ran 32x12.50x15's and beat the crap out of it. Never broke an axle, but sure tore up the flairs.:rofl: It don't have to be pretty but, maintain, maintain, maintain. I do like it totally functional.

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight
Powertrax No Slip.. Or if you want to pay up get a selectable locker like a ARB. I should also ask.. Where do you live? Cause In winter climates you shouldn't engage 4wd on snowy streets with a front auto locker

I live in Cali on the coast no snow over here lol so powetrax doesn't make noise wen no engaged? And I don't have it in 4wd unless off roading so a selectable one isn't an nessedy

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Gate53

I ran 32x12.50x15's and beat the crap out of it. Never broke an axle, but sure tore up the flairs.:rofl: It don't have to be pretty but, maintain, maintain, maintain. I do like it totally functional.

I'm with u on tht I mean although my jeep is nice looking I want functionality

Gate53 03-07-2012 10:00 PM

I haven't heard a peep out of the Aussie but I guess it's possible. I do know it puts the thrill back in the wheelin. Now for the under armor, since it only takes me 3.5 qts to change oil due to a blunt rock applied to the oil pan, and 13 gal of gas to fill the tank due to a different rock. Been very lucky so far.

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Gate53
I haven't heard a peep out of the Aussie but I guess it's possible. I do know it puts the thrill back in the wheelin. Now for the under armor, since it only takes me 3.5 qts to change oil due to a blunt rock applied to the oil pan, and 13 gal of gas to fill the tank due to a different rock. Been very lucky so far.

Bahahahaha damn yes you have did u install ur locker or a shop

Gate53 03-07-2012 10:08 PM

I did it in an evening.

I don't baby it.

http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/a...7-17-10045.jpg

If you look under gatekeeper53 on photobucket you'll see I beat the crap out of it and wheel with some certifiable crazies.:rofl: The play area we are in is 30 min from my house.

XJ Knight 03-07-2012 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Gate53 (Post 2115944)
I haven't heard a peep out of the Aussie but I guess it's possible. I do know it puts the thrill back in the wheelin. Now for the under armor, since it only takes me 3.5 qts to change oil due to a blunt rock applied to the oil pan, and 13 gal of gas to fill the tank due to a different rock. Been very lucky so far.

I believe it.. A aussie in the front rarely makes a sound.. A friend of mine says he's heard it chirp 3 times in the last 4 years in his..

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight

I believe it.. A aussie in the front rarely makes a sound.. A friend of mine says he's heard it chirp 3 times in the last 4 years in his..

Ok sounds like I'll just b doing the front then lol

XJ Knight 03-07-2012 10:19 PM

I like that... best to keep that TurD35 in tact until you can replace..

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight
I like that... best to keep that TurD35 in tact until you can replace..

Yea thanks for the info helped a lot and saved me some money lol

XJ Knight 03-07-2012 10:49 PM

No Problem.. were all here for ya :)


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