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Old January 18th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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I have a stock D30 up front and a stock AMC20 in the rear (both with 3.07s, stock LS in the rear) in my CJ. I have a set of 4.10s sitting in the basement for a later upgrade. I don't do any rock climbing, mostly trail riding in NW MI. I will on occasion do some off trail riding on my property up north to recover deer and such which takes me over large downed trees, through wet sink holes, etc. This situation is most likely where I will get stuck. I also use this Jeep to tool around town and back and for to work frequently, so I know I don't want a full locker front and rear. Where would my lunchbox locker be more usefull to me, front or rear? Thanks.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #2
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I apparently cruised over the fact that you already have a LSD in the rear when I sent you the PM. Since you drive it, I would rebuild the LSD and run a selectable locker in the front. If you want to keep it cheaper, the front is where I would put the lunchbox since you already have the LSD.
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IMO, I would put it in the front. The biggest advantage to putting it in the front is the tremendous aid it give to steering in slippery conditions. It will help you pull yourself sideways to get out of ruts.

There are those that will say it is a problem while driving on the road. If it is slippery enough to need four wheel drive, it will work just fine.

A locker in the rear only will have a tendancy to push you straight when you are trying to make a corner.
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What's everyone's opinion on the factory Trac-loks? Will a rebuilt one be sufficient or should I spend the $$ and upgrade to a better LSD?

FYI - When I rebuilt the axle, I will be replacing the axles with 1 piece'ers.
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I like LSD's for SWB's that are frequently road-driven. I'll be running an Auburn in the rear of my CJ-7, but that's only because I got it still in good shape. Otherwise, I would rebuild one of the Trac-lok's. Some LSD's are pretty strong and I was happy with the performance of the Gov-lok in my Ram until I re-geared and went with a Detroit.
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What's everyone's opinion on the factory Trac-loks? Will a rebuilt one be sufficient or should I spend the $$ and upgrade to a better LSD?

FYI - When I rebuilt the axle, I will be replacing the axles with 1 piece'ers.
as far as LS goes, I think your fine with the stock one (rebuilt), if you want/need more then that, then you'll want a locker...

I agree on the locker up front too, but make sure you unlack your hubs before hitting dry pavement
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