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    Ok so I am having a ton of work done to my daily driver 06 TJ. RE 5.5 Lift, SYE kit and 4.56 installed. The question is = While they are installing the gears, would it be better to install a OX or Truetrac style Locker??

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    i would say ox up front and true trac in the back so you can turn it off and on (affects turning radius)

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    Definitely do the locker while they're doing the gears... save yourself the labor costs.

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    I agre with both the above posts. Unless you have lock outs, (and twin sticks are nice) I'd go with a selectable up front, and anything else in the back.

    Lunchbox lockers up front can really affect your turning radius when in 4WD, so unless you have a twin stick where you can disengage the front axle, or are running strictly mud drags/bogs, I'd go with an OX or other selectable. Especially in a DD.

    I have Aussies front and rear in my CJ, with a twinsticked T case.

    My buddy put a lunchbox locker in his XJ, and hates it when on tight twisty trails. He spends more time jockeying back & forth trying to make a corner, then he does enjoying the wheeling!

    Plus, X2 on doing it at the same time as gears, why pay for the work twice? HB


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    Oh Hell yes on getting it all at one time. $1,200 just for both axles to get new gears.

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    I would do the Ox in the rear, and True trac in the front.
    Later, T.J.

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    But you have hubs and twin stick. He does not, so he can't disengage in 4wd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    But you have hubs and twin stick. He does not, so he can't disengage in 4wd.
    Very true, but the True Trac is a limited slip, not a "locker", which will be more forgiving on the front end. The Ox will (In my opinion) be more difficult to handle on the front axle because it is (for all intense and purposes) a spool, not a 'soft/disengaging' type locker .

    Later, T.J.

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    Go with the OX. Do it while they are in there. No need to spend extra money. You will not be disapointed. Sorry I love pimping out my Jeep!


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    Ox is really easy to handle on the front axle. It is just another lever to think about. Completly open when you need it open and locked up tight when you need it. The problem with running an Ox on the front of a TJ is cable routing. The cable will be really close to the drivers coil spring and must be tied off to something to keep it from getting pinched.

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