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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2002, 12:30 AM
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Front locker in a 91 YJ

I was wondering if putting a locker in the front axle of my 91 Wrangler would damage the axles. Since the front hubs do not unlock, the front will continue to turn on street driving. Also what type of locker would work best, one that is inexpensive and will basicly hold up to mild or moderate off roading. It only has a 2.5 L so there is not a lot of power. 30 inch tires.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2002, 01:25 AM
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Re: Front locker in a 91 YJ

You can run a front locker with no damage to the axles while on the street. There actually are no hubs, a vaccum disconnect system is used. (passenger side axle is two pieces, in 2 hi they are not connected) A Lock Right is a reasonable priced locker.., but will ratchet when you are turning. For that reason, some guys use a PowerTrax No-Slip. But it is does cost more. You also might look at a Detroit Gearless Locker, they are not supposed to ratchet either, and cost less than the PowerTrax. If you use four hi at all for snowy main roads/highways and such, turning becomes difficult. In that case, an OX locker or an ARB would be better, but those are really pricy.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2002, 10:03 AM
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Re: Front locker in a 91 YJ

I run a detroit e-z locker in mine and love it.I also have a 2.5 and have had no problems and I wheel it pretty hard with 33's.You'll here it ratcheting but it's not to bad. Hope this helps
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 05:44 AM
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Re: Front locker in a 91 YJ

my detroit in the 30 is invisible in 2WD. in 4WD it is THERE where you need it. your front shaft will always turn- even in 2WD. if it vibes- get it balanced.
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