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Old February 27th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #1
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LockRight Interchangeability?

I have LockRights front and rear in my 2001 XJ. Stock Dana 30 and 35 running 33" tires. This is my DD and mild wheeler. It will never see hardcore action ... that is why I am building another YJ!

Anyway, I want some insurance when I do wheel it without dropping a bundle on new axles. I am thinking of getting the Alloy USA upgrade shafts for the 30/35. However, I want the 30-spline versions. I was wondering if the couplers on LockRights were interchangeable? I.e., can I just swap the couplers from a 30-spline axle into my 27-spline spacers & drivers?

Yeah, I know the whole "polish a turd" argument, but hey ... they have a 10-year breakage warranty!
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Old February 27th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #2
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I don't believe you can. I think the only 30 spline available for those axles are Detroit, ARB, and Truetrac.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #3
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That's the point ... I know they don't make a 30-spline LockRight for 30/35's. I'm wondering if I can take the couplers off a Dana 44 (or similar) LockRight and drop them in my 30/35 ...
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Old February 27th, 2008, 09:30 AM   #4
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With 33's, just do the alloys with the stock splines. You said yourself it is only a mild wheeler. Not worth the hassle, in my opinion.
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Not a big hassle ... just swap couplers!

If I am pulling the shafts, the doff cover comes off anyway to remove the c-clips. Just as easy to throw new couplers in while in there. Would rather have that 30% extra strength.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #6
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Call lockrite.

I've got a 44 aussie I can measure for you if you have a 30 to compare, basically the same as lockrite. I would be concerned with the OD of the stub coming out the side being too large for the carrier. Also I would imaging the 44 lock rite side gears are larger diameter than a 30/35's. my 12-bolt, and d70hd lock rite have side gears as large as the carrier will allow already, so if they do this for all carriers, it may not fit.
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