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blaster199 06-15-2010 12:12 AM

Looking to add rear locker!
 
On my unltd sahara. I saw the thread on this already but it came to a quick halt without much info. I don't have the cash for an air locker but definitely don't want a full time locker for obvious reasons. What do you guys recommend? Manual/electric prices etc. I'm looking to do some pretty serious mudding which is why I'm installing a winch this week.

Thanks!

thaduke2003 06-15-2010 09:14 AM

I've had great success with the Auburn ECTED- simple to wire up, and great support. A limited slip when not in use, so you get a bit more traction in daily driving (nice up here in snow country), and a locker at the flick of a switch.
I recommend saving up and spending the money right the first time. Adding a locker would also be the best time to re-gear, since you're in there anyway. I re-geared, and added front and rear lockers (don't do front and rear ECTED's, by the way- dual LSD's is a bit tricky), 4.88's, and all new bearings (don't be cheap and try to re-use your old ones- get the full rebuild kits!)- cost me a pretty penny, but one shot, and done!
Also, make sure your gears and rebuild kits are JK specific! And do NOT let anyone tell you the 3.91+ carrier is what you need, regardless of gears- the JK Dana 44 rear ONLY takes the 3.73 and down carriers! TRUST ME :) Mark W.

blaster199 06-15-2010 10:43 AM

What did your auburn ected run you? Did you do the install or did you have it installed? How many hours of labor would you say?

thaduke2003 06-15-2010 01:55 PM

I got a smoking deal on the front, but the rear was $630 or so, shipped, from 4WS.com
These are NOT something you can install yourself if you have to ask :) It requires specialty tools, a press, and a lot of patience. I paid $300 per axle to have mine installed- Mark W.

blaster199 06-15-2010 02:00 PM

Ya I wasn't going
to even think about it but wasn't sure if you had the tools/experience etc. The rear is all I can afford for Now and that's a great price IMO! I'll see what my shop says on install $

thaduke2003 06-15-2010 09:23 PM

Ok- where are you located again? You need to add that to your profile! :) Mark W.

GroundHawg 06-15-2010 10:14 PM

I'm not going to tell you a brand, but if your Jeep sees street...go selectable. My friend has one that isn't selectable and it pops all the time. Annoying as f**k

thaduke2003 06-15-2010 11:01 PM

^ Yep. Lunchbox and auto lockers aren't streetable for most folks- very much so a trail-only, unless you're used to it. I'm fairly hardcore, and even then, no thanks :) Mark W.

GroundHawg 06-15-2010 11:22 PM

Blaster keeps asking all these questions everywhere and makin' me change stuff.

First I aired down to 25 street because of his dumb psi question, now I'm think about dropping in some chromo shafts in my 30 and locking it up :rofl:

the rear with trac-loc, BLD, and 2 clicks of the e-brake do awesome, but that damn front could use something :rofl:

thaduke2003 06-16-2010 11:54 AM

Yeah- I need new axle shafts... after the wedding- Mark W.

blaster199 06-16-2010 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaduke2003 (Post 656558)
Ok- where are you located again? You need to add that to your profile! :) Mark W.

Ft Lauderdale (south fla)

blaster199 06-16-2010 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GroundHawg (Post 656727)
Blaster keeps asking all these questions everywhere and makin' me change stuff.

First I aired down to 25 street because of his dumb psi question, now I'm think about dropping in some chromo shafts in my 30 and locking it up :rofl:

the rear with trac-loc, BLD, and 2 clicks of the e-brake do awesome, but that damn front could use something :rofl:

Hahahahhahaha :firedevil:

blaster199 06-18-2010 10:17 AM

How are the ox rear lockers? Anybody have any experience with an aftermarket rear locker? Success or epic fail?

thaduke2003 06-21-2010 08:35 PM

They're BEEFY- never heard of one dying- likely to add that, or ARB to the front when I get the $ together- Mark W.


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