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    I am in the process of building a CJ7 for my wife. It has the stock AMC20 rear and Dana 30 Front. I will replace the rear 2 piece axles with 1 piece (AMC20)and then put either a lunchbox or spartan locker in the front. She will not be doing a whole lot of rough wheeling, more just trail riding and watching me break mine when I build mine. My question is, between the AMC20 and the Dana 30, will they be able to handle the 35" tires?
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    You'll get a few miles out of the AMC20 w/one piece axles. The CJ Model 20 is really beefy, except for the axle tubes.

    The tubes are thin, and prone to bending/twisting. 35's and a 'light foot' on the gas, it'll survive a while.

    Same with the CJ D30, throw in some alloy shafts w/760X U-joints and it'll hold up.


    Honestly, I don't see the need for anything bigger than 33's for the use you're describing. I'd also stick the locker in the rear instead of/before the front.

    In the rear it'll be more effective for climbing (weight trnsfers to the rear) And in the front, it will affect the turning some, especially if it's not power steering.

    Bottom line: Yes, with a light foot and moderate wheeling, they'll handle 35's.

    Best bet? Stick with 33's and the axles will live a lot longer.


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    So your saying that a locker is better in the rear for rock climbing cause I have always been under the opposite impression
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    Quote Originally Posted by RescueJP View Post
    So your saying that a locker is better in the rear for rock climbing cause I have always been under the opposite impression
    Guaruntee it. A front locker is nice to get the front end up a ledge, but for actual hill/rock climbing, the rear is best.

    All the weight transfers to the rear, and the front has little traction when you get to extrme angles.

    Go here: http://www.stu-offroad.com/misc/locker-1.htm and scroll down about 1/3 of the wy to the section titled: "Which axle to lock first?"

    Stu can describe it better than I can.


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    Hmm thanks just redid my next purchase possibly a spool for the rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    Guaruntee it. A front locker is nice to get the front end up a ledge, but for actual hill/rock climbing, the rear is best.

    All the weight transfers to the rear, and the front has little traction when you get to extrme angles.

    Go here: http://www.stu-offroad.com/misc/locker-1.htm and scroll down about 1/3 of the wy to the section titled: "Which axle to lock first?"

    Stu can describe it better than I can.
    X2 what HillBillE said. Typical wheelers go forward, so therefore weight transfers to the rear first. You can compensate for not having a front locker by initiating an approach line around 45 degrees and placing one tire against the climb and turning into the angle as your Jeep breaks over the edge. This reduces the amount of torque needed to begin your climb. Always lock the rear first and air down for additional traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doppler View Post
    X2 what HillBillE said. Typical wheelers go forward, so therefore weight transfers to the rear first. You can compensate for not having a front locker by initiating an approach line around 45 degrees and placing one tire against the climb and turning into the angle as your Jeep breaks over the edge. This reduces the amount of torque needed to begin your climb. Always lock the rear first and air down for additional traction.
    Wow you just helped more than one person. Been looking forward to putting an ARB in my D30, now ill put it in my 8.8. Very logical. Thanks

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