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gears and locker or flex???

Whats the most importanbt..gears and a locker or flexibilty? I am lifted, still sprung under, and have @23-24 inches from the rocker panel to the ground. I have plenty of engine, plenty of tire and plenty of intestinal fortitude...what I ain't got is gears and flex. I need opinions on which way to go first. I will eventually do it all, but have to go one step at a time. If I go with flex, it'll take the cash for the gears and locker, and vice versa. Felle free to chime in with opinions and reasons for them!
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Re: gears and locker or flex???

well from a guy that has lots of flex & no gears but got a rear locker i would go , locker & gears first . then flex. i smoked my cluch trying to wheel it
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Re: gears and locker or flex???

Definitely gears and locker.

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Re: gears and locker or flex???

gears an locker.... you dont need a whole lot of flex to get over most things... you just gotta keep power to the wheels, but not so much that they spin... without gears your engine will stall and without lockers your tires will spin... wont go anywhere like that

i put the transfer case gears in about 3 months ago and it has made a night and day difference.... will install lockers one of these days too... definatly before i add more lift

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Ditto, gears and locker will overcome limited flex, but lotsa flex won't go anywhere if your smoking the clutch and spinning a tire.

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tell me about it ! LOL nothing likt the smell of a burnning cluch in the morning LOL
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I'll concur: Gears and lockers will make the biggest improvement for the money. But if you wanted to increase your articulation cheaply, you could install a set of Missing Links (RRO) or Drop Links (NCO) pretty affordably, provided that your brake lines and shocks are long enough.

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Re: gears and locker or flex???

Traction before twist. Any one that says different is crazy in my opinion

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I agree with the gears and locker,before flex.You will need to get there before you can flex it.Good luck,RR

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Re: gears and locker or flex???

well fellers, call me the stick in the mud. i went with gears, but instead of a locker, i went with flex. i VALUE my comfortable ride much more than anybody out there evidently. i know how cheaply a set of YJs can be put under a rig. but mine is a daily driver and i HATE, yes HATE the handling characteristics of a locker in a zuk. i will not have one. a spool or welded rear, yes, locker nope. but like i said, im the stick in the mud and i like my rig comfortable. nothing i hate worse is goin roudn a corner, click, jerk in a zuk. their too dam light to be having that problem here in the mountains. i just plain done like a locker in em. if it were me man, id get gears then get me n rob down there one weekend n we'll get YJs under it for ya, get rid of them calmini 5s and have you some real flex. spend $$$ on a front d-shaft instead of a silly locker. you know how mine goes. im open diffed. got pics from zukimelt. crossed rock pile behind office. YES, i did need 2 little tugs from pollack, but if i had my steering brake or SPOOL so i could even traction, id been out without it. im still the ONLY open diffed rig to cross it to my knowledge. quite a feat seing as locked rigs were getting hung n tugged too. hummmm?????
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