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1998 TJ 05-13-2013 01:24 PM

What is the best Affordable lockers???!
I have a 2004 jeep wrangler, lifted 4 with 33 inch cooper stt's. I am looking to put lockers in the front and rear. But I have stock axels are these axels string enough? And what are good lockers that are good for daily driving? Thanks for your help!

SuicideSaints 05-13-2013 02:39 PM

A little more info on rig would help. Do you have a 44 rear? It would also help to know what you mean by affordable? Are you planning on installing yourself? That will save money for better lockers. Also what style lockers do you want, auto or selectable? These will have to be answered before you start as well as driving conditions (weather and snow).

Detroits are always a solid chioce for auto lockers and as long as you learn how to drive and adjust driving style for them they will do good in all weather environments. They cost around $500 an axle. For selectable lockers ARB are the best (in my opinion) they are about $1000 an axle, also OX are good (I had ox before my ARBs) and they are about $700 an axle.

Let us know some more details to help you out and try the search feature there is a lot of great info on the question you asked.

1998 TJ 05-13-2013 03:58 PM

I have a 30 front and a 35 rear, I want something that will still be good to drive on the road. I will not drive it in the winter. I will mostly be taking it on trails and main roads. I just want something that will work good on the trails and are good on main roads. I really don't know to much about lockers. Lol, but thank you for your help!

1998 TJ 05-13-2013 04:28 PM

I was also looking at lunch box lockers. How do those work?

Big Cole 05-13-2013 04:31 PM

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Install a front lunchbox locker and leave your D35 open. I run a Spartan and many guys run Aussie lockers. Read the reviews on both and decide which locker you want.

_KONG_ 05-13-2013 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by 1998 TJ (Post 3751502)
I was also looking at lunch box lockers. How do those work?

They replace the spider gears in the carrier. What is your budget?

Jerry Bransford 05-13-2013 04:35 PM

Your front Dana 30 is strong enough for a locker & 33" tires but in stock form, your rear Dana 35 axle's axle shafts are not. The Dana 35's factory 27 spline carbon steel axle shafts have a nasty habit of snapping when a locker is installed, especially with a tire as large & heavy as a 33" is. So I would lock the front axle but until the rear Dana 35 can be upgraded with stronger alloy axle shafts or be replaced entirely, I would not lock it.

Lunchbox lockers work well in the front, in fact they work a lot better in the front than they do in the rear where they are not well behaved. In 2wd on the street, a lunchbox locker is well behaved & on the trail in 4x4, they are awesome.

The three lunchbox lockers I have personal experience with that I can recommend for your front Dana 30 include the No-Slip, Aussie, or Lockright. The one lunchbox locker I would avoid is the Detroit EZ-Locker which is not as well behaved as the others.

1998 TJ 05-13-2013 04:45 PM

Thank you guys very much for all the help!

SuicideSaints 05-13-2013 07:13 PM

Exactly what Jerry said. It sounds like that is a good route for you and that is the cheaper route as well.

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