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question regarding axles and lockers


 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: question regarding axles and lockers Reply with quote

I've got a 97 cherokee with the non dana rear axle and not sure what's up front. How do I figure that out?

Also, I want to add lockers. It's mostly a daily driver but when I'm off the pavement I don't want to get stuck. Do they make a locker for the chrysler rear or should i just try to find a dana 35 or 44?
Would an auto locker be ok for daily driving, including a good bit of highway use or would there be something else out there that won't break the bank for the rear as well as the front.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All XJ's have Dana 30's in the front from the factory. The 97 model has a high pinion, non vaccuum disconnect version.

Lunchbox lockers (LockRite, Powertrax, EZ Locker, etc.) are fairly inexpensive, easy to install with basic handtools and work well in daily driven vehicles. They do however make noise in corners...generally clicking, ratcheting and/or clunking. Other types of lockers are going to cost you more because you will have to do a full gear setup done to get them installed.

As for the Cryco 8.25 rear axle. Finding lunchbox's for them has been a challenge in the past. Last I checked, Richmond gear was making Lock rights and Powertrax's for 91-96 8.25's but not for 97's and up (which have slightly thicker axle shafts then the earlier models). I don't believe Detriot gear makes EZ Lockers for any 8.25's.

If you are going to swap it out, I would not put in a D35. I would find a D44 and swap it in....oh wait...that's exactly what I did. rofl

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