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Old October 28th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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I have Dana 44 out of a '87 Grand Wagoneer. I put an OX locker in it. The question I have about it is someone removed the stock drive gear out of the drivers side hub and put a manual lockout in it, and left the passenger side stock. Should I look for a stock drive gear to replace the drivers side manual lockout or is it stronger if I put manual lockouts on both sides and just keep them locked?

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Old October 28th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #2
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why not put a lockout on the other side and leave them unlocked unless you are wheeling? Then you'll get better gas mileage when you drive it, not to mention less component wear and tear. if it's only a wheeler, then I'd opt for drive slugs. slugs would be stronger than the fusable link in the lockout.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #3
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Either way, you'll be better off with lockouts.

If you drive on the street, you can reduce wear on the t-case/axle with the lockouts undone.

And if you wheel, this moves the "weak link" to the outside, for an easy fix when you come down on the front axle with too much skinny pedal
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