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Old 10-27-2010, 08:56 AM   #796
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I have been looking into upgrading the axles to Dana 44s, they can be found all day long used for $500 a pair, with internals. I am not sure yet how get around the traction control (ESB) system on the JK, I think the sensor is located in the hub and not the axle, but I have not had time to investigate.

Those pics were LBL, I am planning a trip to Coal Creek, 11-13, that will be a better test of this set up. If it's gonna break it will break there.
Since you already have a D44 in the rear, just get a JK Rubicon front diff, or a Pro Rock, or have David @ Northridge build you one then just swap over your steering and brake goodies and you'll be good to go. I've been wanting to check out Coal Creek. It's a pretty good haul for me, though.

Here are our pics from LBL last time. In no particular order, from multiple people:

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Old 10-27-2010, 08:45 PM   #797
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I have a Powertrax No-Slip in the rear of my Liberty. Been there for 140K miles. I bangs occasionally but I need to replace the springs and that will go away. I drove it quite a bit in the several 25+ inch snowfalls we had this past winter. No problems. You do adjust your driving for it but after awhile it's natural. I run Amsoil Severe gear 75/140 and add SlipLock differential additive at a change. keeps it pretty quiet and well behaved. I will be running an OxLocker in the front when I finally get off my ass and swap in the solid axle up front. Then we'll go full Detroit out back. Might be a handful in the snow and mud then. Sounds like fun to me.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:18 AM   #798
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I have lunch box lockers front and back. I drive it very little on the road. They can be a detriment in the snow in off camber situations. Sure you keep moving forward but you tend to slide off the road. Despite this, I love them in the snow anyway. There is nothing like true 4 wheel drive in the mud, on hills or in the rocks! I only run 35's and the lockers are more than 10 years old.At around $300 they can't be beat.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:44 AM   #799
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As soon as the drivers front is on the rock in front of it I need to go hard left. It took 4 of us 7 hours to do this. No carnage and we made it out before dark. Spotter is stage left. Don't know WTF I was looking at.


I hate that trail. After 2 days my neck was killing me!Mud all the way.My cj3a.



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Old 10-28-2010, 02:48 AM   #800
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My cj5.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:53 AM   #801
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My cj3a.


Nice! I want, no, NEED a Willys. Yours looks like the perfect set up. Saw one on action at a local OHV park, and in stock form it was seriously impressive. The only draw back around here is that its about 1.5hrs to good wheeling spots, and 50mph top speed would suck. I refuse to trailer a Jeep, that's un-american. I have read about a possible 6 cylinder swap with a 4 speed, but those are rare as hens teeth.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:00 PM   #802
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Our little group flat tow our jeeps to the good spots unless it's snowing! Here's the picure from jp magazine.



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Old 10-28-2010, 08:32 PM   #803
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Man I want a Jeep so bad......
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:46 PM   #804
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im half asleep right now but are you kidding me? have you ever had a lunch box type locker in the rear on a dd?? when you have one in the front the most you get onroad is a bit of clicking when making tight turns.
when you have one in the rear, in my experience w/ mine and a few friends jeeps, you get a bunch of banging from the locker engaging and disengaging every time you gas it/let off the gas. it sucks onroad to have the rear axle locking/unlocking all the time.
I'd rather have a mini spool in my back axle again vs having a aussie locker in the back again.
I'd recomend a aussie in the rear for a trail jeep but never in a daily driver.

edit: just read that you said snowy roads, i can see how a lunchbox locker would be horrible in the front axle in snowy roads. no snow down here in FL
Yes I had a Lock-rite in the rear of my 87 XJ, a No-Slip in my 99 XJ, and now a No-slip going in my 00 XJ. I can't stand driving in the winter without a locker in the rear. It does take a little finesse to drive with a locker on snow but steering with the rear end is a lot of fun once you learn to handle it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:32 AM   #805
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It does take a little finesse to drive with a locker on snow but steering with the rear end is a lot of fun once you learn to handle it.
Yeah. If you have the room turning a drift into a world-class donut is only a slap of the T/C lever away.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:55 AM   #806
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:25 PM   #807
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:01 PM   #808
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That hook is a little small for that winch don't you think?
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:58 AM   #809
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You can never have too much hook.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:54 AM   #810
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People think twice before getting stuck this way, they're afraid of where I'm gonna attach the hook
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