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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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Differential Advice

I'm in the middle of doing SOA on my Scout, and I'd like some opinions on what I should do for my rear differential.

I have dana 44's with trac-lok in the rear and spartan locker in the front.

I've been very happy with the spartan so far.
The trac-lok is completely worn out (no resistance).

Should I?
1. add shims to trac-lok clutches
2. rebuild trac-lok
3. replace trac-lok with open diff for future lunchbox locker

Next question: I currently have 3.54 gears. Should I replace my front axle with one with 4.09 gears and regear the rear to 4.09 open diff (I have all the parts) or stay with the 3.54's?


P.S. I'm a poor college kid with little budget
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Old September 20th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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Gears r always good so go to 4.09s. I have LSD in the rear and I hate it I'm either gunna put in an open diff and weld it or get a spool. I'd get an open diff and put a lunchbox in there they are cheap and easy
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Old October 5th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #3
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if its not a DD, you could do mini spool for cheap in the rear and call it a day. You wont be disappointed. If you can afford a gear swap do it but i would do 456 or 488 cuz later you'll want bigger tires and you'll be all set.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 06:33 AM   #4
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No spool or welded in this vehicle.
The reason I said 4.09's is because I have access to the gears.
I'm planning on putting an open diff and lunchbox locker in there when I can afford it.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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Dana 60 rear.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #6
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Dana 60 rear.
why? it is no better then what he has. need a 14 bolt or a 70 for a upgrade.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #7
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why? it is no better then what he has. need a 14 bolt or a 70 for a upgrade.
I'll just steal lousypirate's 14 bolt when he's not looking.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 10:15 AM   #8
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mini spool beats lunchbox locker hands down! Mini spool wont break.
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