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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Trac-Lok/Gear Swap ?s

Well after many months of slipping around with open diffs [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img], I found a pretty good deal on a Trac-Lok for the rear 44. I know it's not the best option (although it was the cheapest [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]) for offroad, but given the amount of time Mossy spends on the road it should be better than nothing. Anyway, the unit is out of a '00 TJ 44, is coming with a set of 3.73 R&P (same as I have now), and are fairly low mileage take outs.

My questions are:
A. Should I keep my 30+ year old gears and swap in just the T-L?
B. Or swap in the whole the combo of T-L & "newer" R&P gears?
C. I'll need new bearings regardless, right?
D. Any better combo of using old/new parts and using the T-L...?
E. Any mods that will enhance the T-L and promote some longevity before it goes in?
F. What's the recommended "friction modifier" for these things?

The front 30 will get the spiders welded during the spring to round it all out.
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If it was me I would try swapping it in with all the new stuff first (shims,bearings,&all) and check the pattern and backlash. Then if its off I'd try your old shims and recheck. It may surprise you and be right from the get go.

If it has low miles and the bearings are good why change them? But then I'm cheap and it sometimes comes back to haunt me [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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I'd have to buy new bearings for the carrier since they are missing from the new unit...
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Re: Trac-Lok/Gear Swap ?s

just cramp some Paper towels in there and all will be fine [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

Mr. P pulled one over on me earlier today. I asked if I could use the shop to swap out the front rotor on the ZJ, he said sure. then he called right back and asked If I could bring a case of Paper towels with me [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Uhh sure, I figured he was out and was looking for some payment for using the lift..... Then it hit me [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

So I taking him some Preperation H too. He once grabbed the Preperation H instead of the Tooth paste [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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TTT for the AM crowd [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Trac-Lok/Gear Swap ?s

do you drive it on the street much?

the track lock isnt worth the price of new bearings or the hassle to set it up in my opinion.

if its not streeted much Id weld it, if it is streeted Id pop $150 for a used lockrite, and then you wont need new bearings, just new gear oil.

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Re: Trac-Lok/Gear Swap ?s

I tend to drive it more than 50% on the road (15 mile commute once/twice a week and drive to the local trails). I'm leary of welding up the rear based on this. If I could find the $150 lock-right, that's what I'd do, but the fact that everybody has 30 spline D44s makes it hard to find the used ones. I also thought about some type of plates (bolt in) that would engage the spiders on all sides. Obviously I have more time than cash [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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youll quickly eat any savings in worn tires if you drive on that much blacktop!

hmmmm, Elusive sold me his used locrite for $150, and ive seen a few more, you just have to be looking and then they fall into place. but yeah if your on a certain time frame that make sit hard.

Honestly tho in my opinion, I wouldnt bother with the trach lock, unless you just want some gear set up practice!

some folks say they workl great when new, from what ive seen they only last a few thousand miles, but maybe thast from folks using the wrong lubricant, who knows, one came in my jeep from teh factory, I thought it was open until I pulled the carrier, it had absolutely NO "limited action".

if youve got more time than money, work some overtime! haha

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how many splines are your axles if there 19 you might be in luck

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If I could find the $150 lock-right, that's what I'd do, but the fact that everybody has 30 spline D44s makes it hard to find the used ones.

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