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Old 09-12-2019, 10:59 PM
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Ye old gear question

I know I asked about Tru Tracís several years ago but now Iím looking for qualified Jeepers to make an informed decision.

Iím going from 3:21 to 4:56. My JKU is used in the sand and snow yearly. I would like to do overland type travelís and hopefully get out west, I live in the Chicago area, to AZ, CO, UT, NV and such. I am interested in moderate difficulty trails but nothing that will bang the hell out of the Jeep, daily driver. I also donít do mud.

With that being said, hereís my options. Tru Trac in front ($500) and do an E-locker down the road ($1000). Tru Trac in back ($600) with a new carrier in front ($100) and do another Tru Trac up front ($500) later on. Or for what I am going to use it for just a Tru Trac in the rear and be done?

I ask for your opinions because I donít have the vast experience of different terrains and true knowledge of the capability of my Jeep as compared to others who wheel all over and frequently.


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Hey man I’m going to say trutrack in the rear and see how you like it, if you’re finding the need put e-locker in the front later. Assuming you have a D30 up front you might want to save for a D40 and lock it at the time of install. I live near you and I’m pretty sure I know where you’re wheeling, the locked rear and (I imagine) gigantic tires you have will be plenty. You shouldn’t need more unless you’re mudding or crawling. Good luck!

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While I have a TrueTrac in the rear and an E-Locker up front, for a D30 front I would suggest a TrueTrac instead of the E-Locker. But if you are only going to install one I would install it in the rear. Whether it is a locker or a TrueTrac, I think for your use a TrueTrac is the better choice.
If you can afford TrueTracs front and rear that would be the best choice for an Overlang oriented Jeep. That is what my sister in-law has. If that is too much money, just put the TrueTrac in the rear. You will probably not need the TrueTrac up front very often with one in the rear. With our TrueTrac in the rear, we almost never need to lock our front. The increase in traction from the TrueTrac in the rear is astounding. Often we only need to shift from 2H into 4L because we need the lower gearing.
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Sounds like I should go with a TruTrac in the rear and just get a new carrier for the front. If I need to I can always add a TrueTrac to the front later when money allows. Thanks for your input.


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