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    Default front lunchbox...

    anybody have some good experience with these? aussie or lockrite?


    im just worried that with 33's that the front axle splines will be REALLY stressed..

    in all honesty, theres really not much more that i would really need to this other than a front mount winch in order to make this thing unstopable



    lend me your advice thanks,


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    I'm running Aussies front and rear of my CJ. (Dana30/AMC20)

    So far I love them, when set up according to the instructions, they work great!

    2 pieces of advice if you use Aussies:

    1-Spend the extra 25-30 bucks for the hardened cross shaft!

    2-Make sure your rear brakes are adjusted properly (drums)
    if one locks up and one spins, the locker makes awful noises!

    I had my rear cross shaft break into 3 pieces, damaging the ring and pinion. No damage to the locker A lot of head ache for a 25-30 dollar part!

    I'm running 33x12.5's, and have had all 4 spinning/hopping. My axles are Superior Alloy, with the stock spline count.


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    I'm running a lock right in the rear with no problems. I know several people running Aussies in they front D30s and love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smccollamjr View Post
    I'm running a lock right in the rear with no problems. I know several people running Aussies in they front D30s and love them.

    any squirreliness (sp?) with driving characteristics with the rear locked with the lock rite ie. wheel hop, rain driving etc?

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    I know it's back there. If you're accelerating around a corning the inside tire will spin a little because it's moving at the same speed as the outside tire. If you coast around the corner it won't spin, but you'll hear the locker ratcheting. It will also pop & jerk occasionally. I loaned the XJ to a friend (who doesn't wheel) and told him that if it sounds like the rearend is coming out don't worry, it's normal.

    I've never put it sideways in the rain, but it would be easy to do. I've got a 5-speed and it makes the backlash in the driveline a little more pronounced. I've never had any wheel-hop. It takes getting used to but for the added performance offroad I think it's worth it. That being said, if this was my wife's DD I probably wouldn't put lunchbox in the rear.
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    go for it.'
    I ran just my front locked with a lockruight and it was incrediable
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    i had one in rear, still have one in front, i will never run another auto in rear, they dont like to disengage, might as well had a spool, one in my D30, no issues, dont even know its there while in 2wd, in 4wd it does make funny noises sometimes but i love it
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    The only issues you will have with a lunchbox locker is your steering will feel different. Also, you may experience a decrease in turning radius since you don't have front lockouts and can't disengage the (in essence) spool you are putting in the front.

    Yes! Definetely buy the hardened cross shaft! It is worth the extra money!

    If you want/need a price on a lock-rite, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy4ink View Post
    The only issues you will have with a lunchbox locker is your steering will feel different. Also, you may experience a decrease in turning radius since you don't have front lockouts and can't disengage the (in essence) spool you are putting in the front.

    Yes! Definetely buy the hardened cross shaft! It is worth the extra money!

    If you want/need a price on a lock-rite, let me know.
    you will only notice this in 4wd
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    Quote Originally Posted by RnEmOvr View Post
    you will only notice this in 4wd
    That's what I've been told by everybody that runs an auto locker in their front non-disconnect D30s. It will still make that ratcheting or click sound when you go around corners in 2wd, but you won't notice any difference in the steering. In 2wd you're not loading the front axle so it never engages.
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