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Old January 15th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Geo -Spools, Lockers, or what?

Geo, ......yes I am aware that it is not a Jeep. I have one of those as well and I am getting them both ready for spring! I am new to building up a rig though and looking for a little advice.

I am building up a fun woods rig, want to be able to have it safely roadable, and don't wish to sink too much doe into it. I have just installed 32" Super Mudders, 2" suspension lift, slight fender trimming, and installing a 2" body lift tonight. I have read up on "The Fozzy Alteration" to the Third Members gears where they weld in 4 places, but recommended for off road only. Is this what is done when people talk about a welded differential? I see one company that has developed a Front Locker but $400 is a bit more than I want to spend without careful consideration. If I ran a locker in the front could I use a spool in the rear and still have a good roadable machine?
And lastly should I toss the Sway Bars for improved articulation? If I do will it dangerously effect road safety?
I'm new here with more questions than answers and am happy to see such a helpful forum.
Any advise would be appreciated.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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welding the diff means just that you weld the spiders gears to each other or to the diff case itself. not a good idea for something that would be road driven as you'll wear out tires and your handling characteristics will change drastically especially with it being such a short wheel base vehicle. i'm not familiar with the front axles in trackers but if they don't run any disconnecting system and the front axle is always turning a locker will also adversly affect turning, and handling. if you have lockout hubs like some trackers had then yes you can run a locker without any ill effects. for the sway bars don't simply toss them, best way is to find/buy/make your own disconnecting end links. they are simple to make and will allow you to retain on road handling and still have good articulation offroad.
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^ what he said ^

and there is also a Suzuki Section here.......
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Wait.......they have the Intraweb up in Rhodes? Next you'll tell me people in Bentley have it also:tonka:

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