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    Is there any value to install lockers on a stock Jeep? I have a 04 TJ Sport with a Dana 33 on the rear, not sure what's on the front. When I was out a couple weeks back, had to go through a few mud holes on my way to the Pine River and thought if I had all 4 wheels pulling there would be less chance to get hung up. I carry a 4000 lb hand winch with 18,000 lb rope and tree straps. Not sure if it is worth the money to install. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    I have said many times....

    If I had to start on a budget from the beginning it would be winch, lockers (at least one in the front), then lift and tires.

    So yes, to me lockers are worth every penny.
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    Agreed with the comments above, although I would do a front locker before a winch. (never wheel alone) And your rear axle is probably a D35 or D44. There is no D33 that I am aware of.

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    X2 on the lockers. Best purchase I made when starting out. If its a DD, might want to get a selectable locker for the front, or be prepared for some new behavior that you need to get acquainted with. I drove with aussie auto lockers and got used to it, but in retrospect I would have put a manual locker in the front.

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    Stand corrected on the D35. I had a new rear axle put in a few years back, while I was still under warranty, and tried to get the dealer to put a 44 in if I paid the difference. They wouldn't do it because of warranty issues.

    I assume there are differences in price and design. What brand/kind would you recommend? I like the idea to be able to have a selectable mode.

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    Personally for a D30, I would just do a standard lunchbox locker. I don't think it impacts driving at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiterhino View Post
    Personally for a D30, I would just do a standard lunchbox locker. I don't think it impacts driving at all.
    I agree. I ran an Aussie with minimal on road noticeable change.


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    I haven't heard many complaints on either type. I love my Eaton E-locker

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    Yep, in the front, I never had any issues with a locker in there.
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    I would go with an aussie auto locker.

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    Yes to lockers!

    I have an OX in the front and while it works, it's been a pain.
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    I like spools

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrca View Post
    I would go with an aussie auto locker.

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    I would recommend the Eaton E-locker for the front or rear if you want to go with a selectable locker.
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    Aussie is great. Do it.
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    Thanks for all the feed back...even that guy that doesn't know how to spell JEEP...he wants to keep using some letters like FORD. I started to do my homework.

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    So what did you end up doing Dave?

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    Lockers are recommended if your rig will see some tough terrains.

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