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Front & Rear Truetrac vs Rear ARB

I have a 2015 JKU Sport and I have decided to re-gear. With my budget I want to add either front AND rear Detroit Truetracs, or only a rear ARB locker. I already have an ARB air compressor on board, so that wouldn't be a problem. I wheel mainly on rocks and boulder strewn trails, (North Texas wheeling), just wondering what y'all think would be money well spent. Thanks

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I am personally a huge fan of the ARB lockers. Very road friendly and very reliable. Problem with the Detroit is the ratchet up and then lock so I attends to shock the axles making easier to break an axle do to shock load. But on the upside the Detroit’s are less money. I wouldn’t put much into the d30 and save up for a d44 or d60. Depending on tire size and wheeling habits. Good luck with the build.

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Depends on your wheeling style. If you’re overland type of wheeling I’d say beef up the D30 and go with a true track in the front and an arb in the rear. I have a lot of friends that daily drive their overland rigs and absolutely love the true track in the front.

If you’re going to be rock crawling upgrade the front to a D44 and do arb or Eaton lockers front and rear.
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post #4 of 12 Old 02-22-2018, 08:09 AM
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I ran f/r TrueTracs for 6 years. Loved them. You won't believe the difference they'll make in your Jeep.
I changed front axle assemblies last year. Haven't sold the D30 w/ the TT and 5.13's yet. And I'm going to Texas in 2 weeks. Just saying.
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I’m running true tracs in the pnw front and rear. Snow, rocks, mud, sand whatever. They perform great. Worth every penny.


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ARB is well known for being the best lockers available, but if budget is of concern of course truetrac is a great option. Let us know what you end up wanting, because I can get you a gear package with traction device at a great price as we are top distributors for both, as well as Nitro Gear & Axle
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We have a couple guys in our group that run them front and rear. We do the Rubicon all the time and they work awesome. On a budget I would do them for sure.
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How about an air actuated rear locker for the price of an LSD?
Check out this deal to get 50% off a TJM Rear locker with purchase of Nitro Front and Rear Gear Package:
TJM168PL15-GPJKNONRUB-SELECT
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How about an air actuated rear locker for the price of an LSD?
Check out this deal to get 50% off a TJM Rear locker with purchase of Nitro Front and Rear Gear Package:
TJM168PL15-GPJKNONRUB-SELECT
Wow thats not a bad deal! How long will the sale last?

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Til we have to restock! Not a ton of them left for JK!
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Until recently I ran open diff front and ARB in the rear and was very happy with that set up. Took on a bunch a trails in Moab and California and it worked well for me.

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I run the trueTracs front and rear on my JK with 4.88 (d30/d44). they work amazingly well off road and have excellent road manners. When you combine a true trac with all the electronic traction aids in a JK, it feels unstoppable

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