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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-14-2003, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Lock Rite in the front of a TJ

Well I found a deal or two (imagine that) on a lockers for the front and rear of my TJ. I plan on swapping out the dana 35 for a dana 44 one day (probably put a 44 up front too someday) but for now I want to be as capable as possible without shelling out too much cash polishing a turd (IE a dana 35). I am going to have a set of Lock Rites sometime next week for a wee bit under $300. I think that will allow me to approach a level of wheeling somewhere in the same universe as I previously had become accustumed.

Question is without locking hubs what is the locker like in the front of TJ? I know several on here are wheeling with them. Like em? Dislike em? I searched and found a few posts by people with YJ's but not any TJ comments.

I would love to have ARB's (who wouldn't) but I can't see spending alot of cash on the 35 which I know I won't keep and I may or may not keep the dana 30 (although I am going to give it a try, I think the 5.2 will eat it for breakfast).
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Re: Lock Rite in the front of a TJ

I have driven around with my front hubs locked on the street with the lockright in the front and didn't notice any difference.
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Re: Lock Rite in the front of a TJ

What about off-road? Is it a hard as heck to steer or does it perform as advertised and unlock?
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Re: Lock Rite in the front of a TJ

Granted, I have the hub conversion up front so I can't give you any details on on-road handle, but off-road, it does just fine,....sometimes it doesn't want to let me turn left too good, but that's just a locker in general,.......isn't it? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Lock Rite in the front of a TJ

I have the Powertrax no slip in the front of mine. Adds some effort to the stearing and plows a little bit.
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If the transfer case is locked, it does make its pressence known offroad when turning. It's managable though. Remember, I have a quadratrac; I just unlock the center differential offroad until I suspect the front end will loose traction in which case, I lock the center diff. It has very good offroad manners with dual lockers.
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Re: Lock Rite in the front of a TJ

I am used to having a detroit in the rear but I always ran a welded front and it would overheat a powersteering pump in a couple of minutes without a big cooler. It would also get really really hard to steer. Then I went to full hydro and that solved all my problems but I don't see that in the future for this jeep [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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