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Lock-Right Locker??

I been looking into lockers and re-gear for awhile but I can get a Lock-Right now and cheap. Anyone have any experience with these? I know all about the other brands and so-so but if I can pull this off for a few months for 200$ installed I think i'm going to do it until I can go into my next build stage full blast. What do you guys think?

BTW 3" lift on 33's with 3.21 gears 6spd. I dont usually have problems but I would like a little boost if you know what I mean. Until I totally re-gear, make the front 30 more "sturdy" (chromo's, sleeves and C's) and get the Rock Crawler X factor and 35's I might just throw this Lock-Right in for shitsss. ANYONE??
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I was told this would work in my JK but until I can verify on Monday im still skeptical of this thing. Its kinda spur of the moment and just wanted to throw it out there. I just happened to do some things today that made me interested in getting this like now..

This would be for my rear 44, if im not mistaken arent the 44's in the JK's different from the tj's?
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Had one in my Ford 8.8". Eventually the carrier failed. That was with 33's.
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I had a locker of similar style (an Aussie Locker, so, same kind of "lunchbox" type) in my 44a rearend in my V-8 ZJ that had a 231 swap in it (I mention the 231 since it routed 100% of the power to the rear wheels when driving it on the street (2wd rather than the stock V-8 249 quadra-trac)). It lasted about two years of a good amount of fourwheeling and a lot of full throttle on/off road driving before it needed a rebuild. The lunchbox lockers work great for the money! Just bear in mind that if you have a factory limited slip rear diff, you will need to get an open carrier to put the lunchbox into.

Just a word of warning, be prepared to deal with some clunking, tire chirping, and necessary changes in on road driving. You will get used to coasting around turns with light throttle (heavy throttle will engage the locker, chirp the tires, and (if you're really getting on it) flick the backend out) Once you get used to it though, a fulltime locker isn't bad (I've had the Aussie in my old ZJ, and a Detroit in my K-5).
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You might be better of saving for a full carrier locker when you get the gears done.
But then you have the weaker D35 to be concerned about. The D35 housing flexes with 33's on it. Mine flexed enough to snap bolt heads off my Detroit true track carrier. That is how I ended up with the Ford 8.8" rear axle. I don't know if the JK D35 is any stronger.
If you have a factory LSD, you can use the hand brake in the tougher situations to keep one wheel from spinning and maintain torque split until you get a locked up rear.
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D35? I assume he has a JK, so no D35..

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D35? I assume he has a JK, so no D35..
Oops. I have a Rubi. I had assumed the non rubis had D35 rear since they have the D30 front still.
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i ran one in the front of my TJ on 33's and the front of my YJ on 33's with a v8 and never had a problem with the locker, and i was rough on the YJ. i ran the TJ as a daily driver for 2 years with it, and the locker was used when i got it.

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I plan to add either a lock right or Aussie in the rear of my JK after my most recent trip out and wheeling with a guy who had a lock right in the rear. Worked flawlessly. Plus I love my Aussie in the front, so another in the rear seems like a good thing.

One question...is the rear non-rubi 44 30 spline?

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I plan to add either a lock right or Aussie in the rear of my JK after my most recent trip out and wheeling with a guy who had a lock right in the rear. Worked flawlessly. Plus I love my Aussie in the front, so another in the rear seems like a good thing.

One question...is the rear non-rubi 44 30 spline?
I think there 27 I would like to know myself if someone could chime in on that.
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The front in the 30 is 27 spline and I believe the rear non rubi 44 is 30 while the rubi 44s are 32. Anyone? Bueller?

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The front in the 30 is 27 spline and I believe the rear non rubi 44 is 30 while the rubi 44s are 32. Anyone? Bueller?
Those are the numbers I was thinking before I read your post, so I believe you are right, but not 100% sure.

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Dana 44 non rubi 30 spline
Rubi 44 32 spline
Dana 30 27 spline

Some rare 2007"s had a Dana 35
Majority are 44"s

One cool thing about the non rubi 44 is parts are universal Dana 44 whereas the rubi 44 is a bit of an odd ball 44


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been running an aussie in my 30 for two years now. i bent a carrier and ring gear but the aussie still works in the new carrier

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i had one in a zj with 33's. the transmission had firm shifts. when under light throttle which is typical in city traffic, the thing banged and clunked every time it shifted. it was way worse when turning. i hated it and pulled it out. went to a factory l/s. i think the lunchbox lockers are good for front axles, but after my experiences, i'll avoid one in the rear on future rigs.


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I've run into some un seen issues and will be going a diffrent route. I wasted my steering box so I'm going to get the PSC box and that shoots alot of the buget I was planning on using. Im going with that and the River Raider oil and trans skid system and than the XRC10. After all that I'm going to look into the regar and some decent lockers at that point. Gonna pass on the lunch box at this time and just do it right. This is a DD for the most part and dont feel this is my best option.
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I know the normal 30 lockrite works up front in the 30 but is there one that works in the 44? I seem to remember the normal 44 lock rite not working...


I've abused the he'll out of one in my rear 44 with 38" tires on my old tj... Never had a problem

31 jeeps in... still have issues
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Had one in my CJ-5 and my XJ. Never had a problem with either but they did take a little getting used to. The CJ-5 was a handfull on the ice, so much so that I would remove the locker for the winter.
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I know the normal 30 lockrite works up front in the 30 but is there one that works in the 44? I seem to remember the normal 44 lock rite not working...


I've abused the he'll out of one in my rear 44 with 38" tires on my old tj... Never had a problem
i think your right. no lunch box locker made for the jk d44

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