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ChugLife
10-16-2014, 11:42 AM
Got myself a new toy today from "Differential Solutions" Should be a game changer to my wheeling abilities.

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz62/Knoakes/10700325_10154667670335004_3802311565993795593_o.j pg (http://s814.photobucket.com/user/Knoakes/media/10700325_10154667670335004_3802311565993795593_o.j pg.html)

Going in this afternoon!

Happypants
10-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Front or rear? Regardless ur gonna find ur weak spots fast,

Lieutenant Johnson
10-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Front or rear? Regardless ur gonna find ur weak spots fast,


not necessarily...I found with a front locker it decreased my wheel spin . ...which in turn decreased my breakage...

without locker and 33s I broke cpl ujoints...after 4 years with 36s and Aussie no breaks...knock on wood:dontknow:

dirka dave
10-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Front or rear? Regardless ur gonna find ur weak spots fast,

It's a jeep, the whole thing is a weak spot. :fighting0071:

ChugLife
10-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Front or rear? Regardless ur gonna find ur weak spots fast,
it's a front,rear goes in next payday,maybe lol. I'm not a skinny pedal wheeler as you can tell by my videos so I should be ok, I just want more traction for rock crawling. Should make eagle a little easier plus i'd like to re-run Grotto and try my hand at harder trails like Hamburger hill and tree rock.

This is my style of wheeling,this is where I'm the happiest,completely flexed out on Eagle Ridge and still rolling!! all 4 still on the ground!! looking forward to trying this locked.

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz62/Knoakes/IMG_20140908_134859_hdr.jpg (http://s814.photobucket.com/user/Knoakes/media/IMG_20140908_134859_hdr.jpg.html)

stockwheels
10-16-2014, 01:17 PM
My bro with his jeep locked front and rear he couldn't keep shafts in his diffs so we went the ford diff way all good now and he was only on 33 mall terrains

Lieutenant Johnson
10-16-2014, 01:22 PM
My bro with his jeep locked front and rear he couldn't keep shafts in his diffs so we went the ford diff way all good now and he was only on 33 mall terrains



d35? I can see that diff spitting out shafts if locked...but not a locked D30 (especially HP30) if you are not skinny pedal crazy

stockwheels
10-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Front to he is a very gentle wheeler and it's been out maby 8 times this year for light wheeling and snapped 3 Spicer u joints like there nuthing very frustrating for him dana 44 is in the shop waiting to go in the front to accompany his 8.8 that we put in when it spat the 35 out on a gravel road

Lieutenant Johnson
10-16-2014, 01:34 PM
guess I have been lucky...

vajayjay
10-16-2014, 01:40 PM
guess I have been lucky...

I used to blow front diffs all the time and I was open.

Come out this weekend, I'm sure we can break you :D

Lieutenant Johnson
10-16-2014, 01:50 PM
I used to blow front diffs all the time and I was open.

Come out this weekend, I'm sure we can break you :D


where u headed? need to replace steering box and get Procircuit to weldy my sway bar link on

Apathy
10-16-2014, 02:03 PM
next time, if you can, get an Aussie locker. designed by the same dude. and he will tell you the aussie is better

4skin
10-16-2014, 06:27 PM
don't run the front till you do the rear
all the load is on the front diff and its the weaker diff
it will blow up
seem to remember telling someone else the same thing
and they had to replace axles gears and air locker

DIRTDIGGLER
10-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Me Doug and Jeff are running a Aussies in the front and welded in the rear for years now blown a few front shafts just keep your wheels strait if you can. I have to finally put my 8.8 in rear seals and bearing are going in the d35.:D

ChugLife
10-16-2014, 08:20 PM
Me Doug and Jeff are running a Aussies in the front and welded in the rear for years now blown a few front shafts just keep your wheels strait if you can. I have to finally put my 8.8 in rear seals and bearing are going in the d35.:D
thanks for the advice,good for a newbie like me to learn from others

ChugLife
10-16-2014, 08:20 PM
don't run the front till you do the rear
all the load is on the front diff and its the weaker diff
it will blow up
seem to remember telling someone else the same thing
and they had to replace axles gears and air locker
To late already done!

Happypants
10-16-2014, 11:30 PM
Ya I was gonna say as long as u don't turn ur wheels and pin it or bind the tire u won't blow a axle but Darcy already beat me to it,


Mind u I did blow 2 u joint going straight in the dirt just by pinning it in 4 high lol, but I got rid of that axle already :)

ChugLife
10-16-2014, 11:37 PM
Ya I was gonna say as long as u don't turn ur wheels and pin it or bind the tire u won't blow a axle but Darcy already beat me to it,


Mind u I did blow 2 u joint going straight in the dirt just by pinning it in 4 high lol, but I got rid of that axle already :)


http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz62/Knoakes/10636379_10154668672025004_5494297792401119106_o.j pg (http://s814.photobucket.com/user/Knoakes/media/10636379_10154668672025004_5494297792401119106_o.j pg.html)

I should be ok,not a skinny pedal type lol .it's in and preliminary test feels awesome! ( Stave trails )Can climb up approaches I could only look at before,climbs out of ruts with ease where all it would do before was plow straight. I need to get used to the noises though and turning radius is diminished more than I thought it would but shakedown was good cant wait for the weekend now!

Trailjunkie
10-16-2014, 11:47 PM
yeah ive noticed no more than the usual destruction i face every time i beat my heep since i welded the 8.8 and Aussie'd the front. although i did put the 92 and up abs shafts in the front and built up the 30's housing with welded in gussets and such .i gave you the chrome shafts so you should be ok but i would suggest welding the rear first as Bruce said.
As was said dont load it up with the wheels cranked .lol . then enjoy all the new places you can get to man.

ChugLife
10-16-2014, 11:53 PM
yeah ive noticed no more than the usual destruction i face every time i beat my heep since i welded the 8.8 and Aussie'd the front. although i did put the 92 and up abs shafts in the front and built up the 30's housing with welded in gussets and such .i gave you the chrome shafts so you should be ok but i would suggest welding the rear first as Bruce said.
As was said dont load it up with the wheels cranked .lol . then enjoy all the new places you can get to man.
Thx Doug next step is getting those shafts some outers and new joints then old ones go under the driv/pass seat as trail spares!

Lieutenant Johnson
10-17-2014, 09:43 AM
thanks for the advice,good for a newbie like me to learn from others

yup said it before..no problems wheeling that hP30 locked...just don't bind the tires and no skinny pedal...well not a lot of it :rolleyes:

Happypants
10-17-2014, 10:00 AM
Wait till your locked front and rear ken, it's a whole new
Ball game of getting yourself into stupid positions where you don't know what to
Do lollol

Lieutenant Johnson
10-17-2014, 11:12 AM
don't run the front till you do the rear
all the load is on the front diff and its the weaker diff
it will blow up
seem to remember telling someone else the same thing
and they had to replace axles gears and air locker

why??? please explain... I would never lock the rear first...need more pulling power and most of the time its the front with a tire in the air not the rear...

4skin
10-17-2014, 11:47 AM
because when Climbing all the weight is on the rear
and when the rear unweights a tire or spins it will shock load the front
by putting all the stress on the weaker axle that has the most weight over it
with a open front and a locked or welded rear it will push the front end when it has a wheel up
my truck with the air locker in the front I hardly used it on trails
truck steers way easier and didnt really need it locked in the front
and try and find a single OE application with a open rear and a locked front
or a reputable off road shop that would suggest doing this
look at what guys with front dig beef up in the front
60s alloy axles cryoed gearsets drive flanges
with a locked front and a open rear you are basically runing front dig all the time

Lieutenant Johnson
10-17-2014, 11:50 AM
because when Climbing all the weight is on the rear
and when the rear unweights a tire or spins it will shock load the front
by putting all the stress on the weaker axle that has the most weight over it
with a open front and a locked or welded rear it will push the front end when it has a wheel up
my truck with the air locker in the front I hardly used it on trails
truck steers way easier and didnt really need it locked in the front

interesting I think every vehicle reacts in different ways...If I were to do it all again I would lock the front before the rear in a heartbeat in a Jeep ...

skyjacker
10-17-2014, 01:29 PM
Be ready for lots of bangs and pops , I ditched my lock right for a spool mighty quickly

Lieutenant Johnson
10-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Be ready for lots of bangs and pops , I ditched my lock right for a spool mighty quickly


in 2wd up front you shouldn't hear/feel a thing, in the rear you would get "popping" .....

ChugLife
10-17-2014, 02:39 PM
I'm hearing noises when turning,but only intermittent but I can really hear it when locked in but that's supposed to happen so I'm ok with it. I thought about rear first but it's an LSD so I need to change out the carrier to put another lock right in so If I have it all apart anyway I might as well add new shafts and new bearings so front was cheaper to lock.

ChugLife
10-17-2014, 02:40 PM
Wait till your locked front and rear ken, it's a whole new
Ball game of getting yourself into stupid positions where you don't know what to
Do lollol

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4skin
10-17-2014, 03:51 PM
interesting I think every vehicle reacts in different ways...If I were to do it all again I would lock the front before the rear in a heartbeat in a Jeep ...

not shure how it would be different because it says jeep on the grill lol
at least he has a ls diff in the back that should ease the stress on the front over a open rear

Happypants
10-17-2014, 04:04 PM
What if he puts a 3rd diff in the middle? And then it would take more stress off everything then :D

4skin
10-17-2014, 04:19 PM
nope then the winch blows up ask king machine lol

Lieutenant Johnson
10-17-2014, 04:21 PM
not shure how it would be different because it says jeep on the grill lol
at least he has a ls diff in the back that should ease the stress on the front over a open rear

matter of opinion I guess [cheers] like I said I cant relate to what u r saying cuz I broke more shafts/ujoints wheelin open on 33s w/ lsd then I do with 36s locked front

Momma Taz
10-21-2014, 04:50 PM
My hubby has one in the rear of his toy and loves it.