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Old 04-09-2010, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just bought our first TJ about a month ago. Took it to an offroad park this week and was pleasantly surprised at how well it did.

Here is what I have so far:
02 TJ 6cyl manual
4" Superlift rock crawler suspension lift
EP.9 Superwinch 9000 lbs
35" tires

I would really like to add gears and lockers in the near future, any input on what type?
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awesome jeep. you cant go wrong with OX lockers.


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I've got OX lockers in mine, love 'em, pretty expensive though. A friend of mine just installed an Aussie locker, works pretty killer and not very pricey.
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Ox lockers are a good cable operated locker. Havent had any problems with them at all except 1 that took a big hit on the diff cover and it messed up the fork.
Its real hard to beat a ARB locker though. They are my biggest sellers and I have not had anyone complain of issues from them. ARB has redesigned the air lockers to shed weight and be stronger than the previous design.
If you need any pricing, let me know....
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Originally Posted by freaknodd View Post
Just bought our first TJ about a month ago. Took it to an offroad park this week and was pleasantly surprised at how well it did.

Here is what I have so far:
02 TJ 6cyl manual
4" Superlift rock crawler suspension lift
EP.9 Superwinch 9000 lbs
35" tires

I would really like to add gears and lockers in the near future, any input on what type?
Gears: 4.88's or 5.13's, Since you have a stick, I'd go with the 88's.

Lockers: What is your budget? Are you doing front and rear?

No matter what do the lockers and gears at the same time.


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That is what i was thinking for gears. I haven't decided on a budget, but want to do front and rear lockers. Im thinking something in the middle, not real cheap and crappy but doesnt have to be top of the line either. Thanks for the input.
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That is what i was thinking for gears. I haven't decided on a budget, but want to do front and rear lockers. Im thinking something in the middle, not real cheap and crappy but doesnt have to be top of the line either. Thanks for the input.
With lockers you only have 3 real choices.

Selectable (ARB, Ox, Zip, Ected, E-locker) all will run you about about 700-900. Highly recommend a selectable for the front.

Auto locker (Detroit Soft locker, Grizzly) runs about 460.

Lunchbox locker (Spartan, Lock-right, aussie) run 250-400.


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hey freak check this out hope it helps.
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Thanks for posting the ratio chart handy little thing there


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Gears all depend on what size tires you're running. I plan on running 4.56 with 33's, and that will give me some room to boost to 35's eventually.

As to lockers: ARB is great, but there's something inherently wrong with paying almost a grand per axle to lock it. A member of my local club had one, and his compressor failed and his diff unlocked on a hill climb at Rausch Creek, and his rig flipped. I'd rather run a positive lock like a Powertrax or an Aussie, especially since you can't go wrong with the price. I run Aussies in my rig and they drive fine on pavement. The front locker doesn't show itself on the road except for a mild clicking during turns.

If I'd had funds available, I would have gone with a selectable cable locker, but Aussies work beautifully, their customer service is great, and the lockers are super beefy.

On a side note- don't go too deep with gears, the deeper you go the weaker the pinion.
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