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Selectable locker choice for rubicon Fronts?

I have two axles I am looking at upgrading. Both are rubi d44's. One has RCV's with 32 splines. The other is stock. one locker is shredded. What choices do I have when it comes to selectable lockers? I just got off the phone with ARB and they do not make one unless you go up to the 35 splines. I don't need to upgrade axle shafts but need new lockers.

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You're out of luck. The choices are the expensive factory locker, or the 35sp versions of the ARB or ECTED. Unless you want to get into custom work to make something else fit, anyway.

On the plus side, the gentleman from Dynatrac has indicated that a new locker is in the works that will use the stock 30sp rubi shafts. Haven't seen any indication of what it is or when it will be released, though. Might be worth a PM to him.
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You're out of luck. The choices are the expensive factory locker, or the 35sp versions of the ARB or ECTED. Unless you want to get into custom work to make something else fit, anyway.

On the plus side, the gentleman from Dynatrac has indicated that a new locker is in the works that will use the stock 30sp rubi shafts. Haven't seen any indication of what it is or when it will be released, though. Might be worth a PM to him.
That is Ko-Rect.

OX makes one that will work too.

You could always sell your stock shafts and the RCVs and use the money toward the upgrade. The ARB is probably your best option, but it's not cheap.

If you go that route I'd go ARB + Nitro Shafts (they use the larger u-joint that are on your factory axle shafts vs the smaller 760x joint) + ARB's HD compressor and the pump up kit. You get a locker, new beefier shafts, and on-board-air that way.

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Dammit!!!

Okay, is there an open carrier that will fit this axle? I have a stock rubi front I was saving for my '53 chevy but it really does not need the locker in it and I could pull it to use for now.
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Both of these JKs have rear D60s with ARBs. I was hoping to match them up and just throw an ARB in them both. Maybe I will do one now, save the stock shafts for the '53 and keep the rcvs the way they are for now.

So, who has a good price on everthing I need for the front of one?
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Upgrade axles and I'll buy those RCV's, you'll hate them

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