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Old February 25th, 2007, 10:24 AM   #21
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i have no idea what tippy is talking about, a lock rite not being a locker...he must be high or something...

i run one in my front 44, on my cherokee. lock rite in the front, welded in the back, and i will NEVER run an open front again. i love it. i have not had many problems turning at all. someday, i will probably put a full detroit up front just for strength, but i love the lock rite.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 10:25 AM   #22
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oh, and i have been wheeling on the set of axle shafts/ujoints that came in the jeep when i bought it 2.5 years ago now. going to replace the joints when i have the front end torn down again, but i have broken nothing.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 12:40 PM   #23
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I going to get some ft and rr and some 4.56 gears. thanks for the info .
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Old February 25th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #24
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good deal.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #25
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i'v had mine in the front for about a mounth now and it does take some getting use to but at the mounds on saterday i was real happy
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Old February 26th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #26
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Lockers front and rear is the only way to wheel. Granted it can make it tuff to steer out of ruts some time, but I would rather have a harder time doing that for being able to get through more locked locked.

Hey James you are going to put some 760-X spicers in right? Thats the only joint to run thats not $$$ worth spending money on.
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Lockers front and rear is the only way to wheel. Granted it can make it tuff to steer out of ruts some time, but I would rather have a harder time doing that for being able to get through more locked locked.

Hey James you are going to put some 760-X spicers in right? Thats the only joint to run thats not $$$ worth spending money on.
yes. when i actually tear it down again, after the motor/trans swap, ill put spice 760-x joints in
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I beat the hell out of my TJ D30 with lock rite when I had mine. No problems.

Driving on snow and ice was never a problem, I just slowed down to what the conditions required.

"Granted it can make it tuff to steer out of ruts some time" -- strange, I always see unlocked folks having a hard time since usually only one wheel is doing the work to claw out of a rut.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #29
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I love the lockers in my heep. And I can accomplish to turn out of ruts in mud and snow even with it in 4 lo. I havent found it bad on the road just lovely noise when One tire locks up bfore the other on ice. Just make sure to buy 760-X u joints or find D30 shafts with the 297 U-joint. Which I think are standard like 91 or 93 on up. not too sure
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