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Old February 5th, 2007, 08:27 AM   #1
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I'm looking into tossing a set of lockers into my 95 Dodge with D44 Front and Corporate 9.25 rear, what do you guys think will work best because this is a daily driver? I was thinking...

Rear: Eaton EZ locker
Front Eaton E Locker

I want the selectable locker on the front sense it already binds enough as it is, any suggestions on cheaper/more reliable options?

Not sure on budget yet but I want to keep it as low as safely possible.

Also, I've never cracked open a differential before though I have done a lot of engine work in the past so how hard is an install?
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If you have never been in a diff, you probably will be better off having a pro install your full case locker.

BTW- stay away from the EZ Locker, get an Aussie or Lock Right.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #3
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looks like I will have more issues finding one to fit the Corp 9.25 axle.

Besides, I wont learn anything letting a pro do it! Might have someone that can help though.

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9 1/4 was one of the first applications for the Lock Right- you should be able to find one easily.

If you don't have a dial indicator, your "lesson" might be more than a little expensive...
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you definitely want the help of somebody who thinks they know what they are doing :tonka:


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We do have a dial indicator, used to it measure warping on a rotor before I am sure I have all the tools do to it, but I will find the help of someone that knows what they are doing before I start. Ether way ordering one is a ways off yet... need to decide if I want to do a lift kit or lockers first.
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Yeah, lord, at least find someone to help you who's done it before. Especially with a selectable locker.

The only thing that'd be easier is that if you aren't changing gears, you shouldn't have to set the pinion depth again.


What gears do you have now?

If you did something like that with 3.55s or 3.73s and then wanted to go with better gears, you'd have to get a new front locker, or find thick gears if they make them for that application, since the carrier split is at 3.73/3.92 for the Dana 44.

If you are already running deeper gears, you might run into an issue of needing to clearance the teeth on the rear ring gear to get the cross shaft in/out.
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I would go with an Aussie up front I did this time instead of my arb and I love it. I don't even notice it when on the trail or the road but it locks in well when needed and you don't even notice it when it does. I hated my arb because it was basically a spool when it locked and steering was a pia. Aussie gives you a three year warranty regardless of tire size.

It was super easy to install good directions and I had never worked on any gears before except to change my fluid, hand tools and a feeler guage are all that is required to do the install and the instructions walk you through it step by step.
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