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Old May 15th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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drive flanges or lockouts

I am about done with my dana 60 swap on my tj.Should i run lockouts or drive flanges. I am running a arb in the front so it should still have street manners with drive flanges right?
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Old May 15th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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I am about done with my dana 60 swap on my tj.Should i run lockouts or drive flanges. I am running a arb in the front so it should still have street manners with drive flanges right?
yes.. Drive flanges act the same as lockouts that are engaged cept they are stronger.. if you're worried about street use.. id go with lockouts just so you're not spinning all that extra garbage on the street less risk of something letting and sending you across the rd into a bus full of pregnant nuns
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Old May 15th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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If you go flanges and are 35 spline stubs I am looking at selling my flanges if interested.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #4
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flanges almost never break. hubs are more road friendly.

if you street it much go for hubs. if its 90% off road flanges all the way.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #5
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Old May 15th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #6
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flanges almost never break. hubs are more road friendly.

if you street it much go for hubs. if its 90% off road flanges all the way.
aren't hubs the part you bolt the wheel to?
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Old May 15th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #7
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aren't hubs the part you bolt the wheel to?
yes you are correct. he is asking about lockouts vs flanges.
many people call them hubs also. the terms lockout, hub, or locking hub are often used in the same context.

sorry to confuse anyone with my hilljack terminology, horrible grammar, and poor spelling.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #8
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Get the flanges that have the removable slugs (polyperformance is what i have w/ 60's) if you street it a lot between offroad trips. I have arb's and those flanges in mine. No issues when I drive it on the street , and have never removed the slugs. Lockouts are junk, snapped 3 sets in a year.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #9
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Go flanges. Spend the money once and be done.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #10
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yep flanges all the way.the poly flanges are nice.but i like eorp flanges, they have a grease zerk so you can fill your hub with grease.keeps the water out.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:27 AM   #11
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man the advise is nice but expensive.I had planned for about $7,000 to swap the 60`s in and that was basically gone after the tires/wheels and lockers.I hope this is gonna be worth it.but its to late to turn back now
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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:31 AM   #12
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man those made of gold? sounds like you need to shop around more.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:44 AM   #13
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well tires are the mtr kevlars 500 each so 2000
arbs just went up 890 each so we can say 1800
trail ready wheels cost me 1400
coilovers with springs are gonna be close to 1000
gears,and 35 spline axles were close to 800
drive shaft was 500
brakes and bearings were rediculous
everything is adding up quick,But i can see the light at the end of the tunnel
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well tires are the mtr kevlars 500 each so 2000--look for used- save 1000
arbs just went up 890 each so we can say 1800 call around you can get them cheaper- or only run a front arb. save 1000
trail ready wheels cost me 1400 - get regular wheels off e bay and inner air locks..save 400
coilovers with springs are gonna be close to 1000 going to be more then that...
gears,and 35 spline axles were close to 800--- that is cheap
drive shaft was 500-- build your own save 500
brakes and bearings were rediculous yes they are but do older chevy calipers.
everything is adding up quick,But i can see the light at the end of the tunnel
it can be done for decent prices but you need to shop and be smart were you spend your money...call iron man off road,extreme off road,inner air lock, rock solid and you will get good prices on the things you need.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #15
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give this guy a call\/ for your gears !!
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Old May 16th, 2011, 10:09 AM   #16
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Old May 16th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #17
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i dont mind paying for good quality stuff.I know i could have shopped around for alittle bit cheaper things but if i cut corners ill just be back redoing the stuff i cut them on.Hopefully everything i did will hold up good for a while with out any issues.Im just ready to start beating on the thing already.its been to long.Im lossing ambition on it.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 12:32 PM   #18
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Its going to run me about $3k to do mine. Spools pirches gears and bearings, king pins histeer but im not including wheels and tires.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #19
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running a spool insted of arb`s crossed my mind.but i like the option to be able to turn.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #20
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I'm running very good lockouts, because I want the weak link to be the easiest to fix.
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