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Nice...now maybe the 44s will drop even lower.
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For a rear 44, maybe...

Your still subject to excessive anal fornication on the front!
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I think the price now isnt bad. But Im always optimistic about it going even lower!
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I think the price now isnt bad. But Im always optimistic about it going even lower!
Add the price of new axles and gears and to me it's a waste.
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For a couple hundred more you can buy a Currie rock jock 60 with whatever gears and locker you want. The base price is $1900, with 5.40's and an ARB the price come in right at $3000 if I recall correctly.

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Thought I would fill you guys in....

http://www.quadratec.com/products/52446_103_T.htm
Their picture is of a D44. The Mopar part # P5155083 is for the Jeep J8 model. So no locker, 5x5.5 lug pattern and brackets for leaf springs.
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Their picture is of a D44. The Mopar part # P5155083 is for the Jeep J8 model. So no locker, 5x5.5 lug pattern and brackets for leaf springs.
Thats the information I have as well... the 60 comes set up for leafs and supposedly the brackets are $400.00 to convert, but I don't have any concrete proof of that.

The problem with the Rock Jock is that that I want plug and play e-lockers and that isn't possible with the Rock Jock.

Even with a 60 in the back you are still limited to 5.13's if you run a 44 in the front and with a 60 I want to go 40's with 5.38. So considering all that it would have to end up being Rock Jocks front and rear with ARB lockers and no more e-locker.

Probably looking between 6 and 7k by the time it is all said and done, then subtract about $2000 from selling my 44's and its a 5k swap if ya do it yourself and that is before the cost of 40" tires.

This is still a little off in the distance for me...... but not to far.
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Just curious why you would want an e-locker instead of an ARB? seriously?

As for the gears, Alloy is supposed to have their 5.38 d44 gears out one of these months, so that gives you options. I have been waiting for these myself.

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do you plan on changing your lift any?
Maybe... not sure yet. Pretty sure I will ad a BL to the suspension lift and maybe.. just maybe a coilover system.


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Just curious why you would want an e-locker instead of an ARB? seriously?

As for the gears, Alloy is supposed to have their 5.38 d44 gears out one of these months, so that gives you options. I have been waiting for these myself.
I like the E-lockers. In my mind, correct me if i am wrong or way off base, electric is far more reliable than Air and probably runs a close second behind manual/OX in terms of reliability.

I have heard and seen far to many stories of air pumps going bad and air leaks. My friend has a top quality built TJ with ARB and it seems he is always working on the ARB air system. No thanks.

As far as 5.38's in a 44... that is pushing it.. not sure how strong that is gonna be... but yeah I've heard the rumor of them for quite some time now.
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I like the E-lockers. In my mind, correct me if i am wrong or way off base, electric is far more reliable than Air and probably runs a close second behind manual/OX in terms of reliability.
Maybe I am just unlucky, cause I have had my elockers not want to unlock several times.

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Maybe I am just unlucky, cause I have had my elockers not want to unlock several times.
I have had sway bar issues, but no locker issues. And even then, the sway bar problem was just because they weren't aligned properly.. wasn't an electric problem or motor problem.

I am constantly engaging and disengaging my e-lockers on the trail with no issues..... yet.

I know alot of people that were having e-locker issues was caused by improper assembly when doing a re-gear and the solenoid was getting damaged... and then the whole ARB Diff cover debacle that I never found out if in fact the ARB cover was interfering.
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Come to think of it, I have not had an issue with my locker since I put the ARB covers on it...had solids on before that. It was always the front one.

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If you are having e-locker issues, it's because of the fluids you used(so this is what i was told by service guys). I had problems with my e-lockers ever since i had to change the dif cover and even though I used high quality fluids, e-lockers (service guys told me) requires special fluids. my dealer replaced the lockers under warrenty but told me they could have charged me since i did not use recommend fluids.


As for Air lockers, i have had issues with either the air compressor and/or the hose.

OX, i'm understanding is having issues with development and they currently do not have a way to test their system on JKs. Detroit is the only one i am considering at this time for my d60 swap. i hear it is not fun to drive on pavement.
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What were you using in it? I have been running royal purple since I changed it the first time.

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If you don't have MOPAR fluid in it, it gives them an "out" to tell you thats what it is.

Royal Purple in mine as well.. no locker issues.
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I have had no problems with the lockers at all and I run regular gear oil. I am now @ 17,000 miles.

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I use Royal Purple. Have you guys looked at eaton's e-locker?
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Their picture is of a D44. The Mopar part # P5155083 is for the Jeep J8 model. So no locker, 5x5.5 lug pattern and brackets for leaf springs.
got the 60 in front of me. it is leaf spring setup ,but it does have a locker,possable detroit. need to open it up and make sure
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got the 60 in front of me. it is leaf spring setup ,but it does have a locker,possable detroit. need to open it up and make sure
tony
I thought they had Trac-Lok limited-slip in them, but not an electric locker to plug into a JK's wiring harness.
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If you don't have MOPAR fluid in it, it gives them an "out" to tell you thats what it is.

Royal Purple in mine as well.. no locker issues.
As long as the fluid you use meets MOPAR requirements their "out" goes right out the door!

I don't have lockers...prolly will one of these days, but I do have Amsoil fluid sitting on the shelf waiting for me to have time to change both diffs.

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Too bad you can't get it with factory elect. locker.
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A problem with the gear lube was synthetic in an older Rubicon with the air actuated locker. The internal air line was a funky ruber that swelled up and sliped of the nipple when synthetic was used.
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The J8 D60 does have a trac-loc limited slip. I run an Eaton E-locker in my TJ D44 and have 15K trouble free miles, I may get one for the rear in the near future. Also the J8 front D44 has stronger axle tubes.

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