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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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question on scrambler project amc 20 rear end

now i have a different project on the other end of the jeep// i have now in the amc modle 20 a open rear axle 4.10 ratio.... i have a chance or should say been offered a tranction lock oem option limitied slip center unit for $40.00 plus $25.00 for shipping is this worth the time and effort to install in the scrambler over the reg open rear end axle that i have in there now...take a look at the pic and give me some feedback should i buy it or not.....thanks
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From you're description of how you'll be using the Jeep, I wouldn't bother with the LSD install. If you think you'll need the extra traction on the street, it may be worth it, but if you think you'll need the traction on the trails, go with a locker.
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Whar LEVE said. The limited slip needs a significant amount of traction before it will begin to engage. In low grip situations it functions as an open diff - no advantage on the trail.

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do you still have the two piece shafts in the 20 or have you converted over to one piece shafts? If two piece, money is better spent there and as Leve said, eith stay open or go locker.

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i wouldnt pay 40 bucks for that oem locker.. i had one in my amc 20.. and it's not worth it..

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I concure with all the above.

The ONLY limited slip that is worth any money is the Detroit TruTrak...does not require the friction additive...but it's best for a front axle.

As noted...spend the money on 1 piece axles...

The keep looking for a deal on a Detroit, OX, ARB or Eaton. For simplicity, the Detroit is the best way to go....unless you plan to do a significant amount of daily driving...then go with a selectable locker....my preference being the ARB.

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rear axle

thanks that is what i thought also but the price was cheap ... i do understand what your saying on the stock 20 set up but for now i am going to leave eveything stock... even with the chevy sb motor and i have put some what larger rubber on it... 32x10.50x15 i dont beat the jeep and i dont rock climb so i havnt and hope not to break them... i do have a spare set if i do.... i am more interested in doing a full floating rear set up to help with all the flat towing of the jeep behind the motor home i am going to be doing.... so i will be looking more into that.... dont what to change out the complete axle rear end setup but if that ends up being the cheapest and best way to go may do that... and if i find i can do it with what i have now then i will be getting different axles anyway//// i have the old amc 20 axles and another complete dana 35 off the other rolling chassie i pickup when i started the rebuild/// going to play with those parts to see if might be possible to do... at least i wont be messing up the axles setup i have working now under the jeep.... if anybody has more information on this send it at me thanks bill
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A complete dana 35 makes a good anchor, except that they intermittently float.

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jim i am sorry yes they are i made another mistake the cj8 scrambler has front dana 30 i know they are not still the best but they are better than the 35 i dont know why i said 35....
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Ahh old CJ axles...

The AMC 20 is not a bad axle... I understand your need to make it a floater for towing. But maybe there is another way (there is always another way).

Still running a D300 transfercase?


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