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I have a lockright that I am planning to put in the front of my YJ (rear is already locked). ANy tips on how the install differs with the front? Rear was easy, but any advice on the front would be welcome. Axle is Dana 30 1994
 

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I did an install on a TJ Dana 30 and it was easy. I thought it was easier than the 35 but mine was c-clipped. Pretty straight forward. Pull the axle shafts, remove spider gears, replace with Lockright. If you have 3.73 higher (numerically) you will have to take the ring gear off of the carrier but since you did the back you know that. Good luck!
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I've done this before, but can't remember exactly how it all came apart/went together.

With YJ's, you gotta' deal with the CAD (center axle disconnect) in order to pull the passenger side stub shaft. I believe you have to pull the cover plate/shift fork assembly out which then allows you to slide the stub shaft out the passenger side of the axle ... after you remove the outer passenger side shaft.

Just be careful when you reassemble everything. You don't want to damage the seal on the passenger side in the CAD as it's a beatch to pound a new one in.

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I helped a buddy install a lockright in his reverse cut D30 with the axle disco on his 89 MJ. The only problem was that the lockrite doesn't leave room for the e-clip that the inside of the two piece axle shaft uses. So we didnt put it back on, and he never had a problem with it. He did manage to break his lockrite with a 4banger tho.

Pics of the install




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Regarding the C-Clip, I had the same problem, so I actually called their tech support line. They told me I didn't need to put the c-clip back in. It worked fine without it, and lasted until I upgraded the axles.
 

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All 4 of the lockrite's I've helped with it was pretty much neccesary to pull the ring gear to clear the crosshaft. Just mark the ring gear in relation to the carrier & reinstall to proper torque (after installing locker) & all will be good.
Also, 1 of the installs required grinding the carrier to fit the lockrite in properly.
2 of the D30's (both post '91) had no c-clips for the inner disco shaft. The pre-'89 D30's did.
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I just welded my front spiders and dithced that C Clip as well.

2 Wheeling Trips without it and no problems!

I think the only purpose it serves is holding the innner shaft in place with the outer is removed. Other than that its useless.

I asked about that on here too.

Ditch the C Clip!
 

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Originally posted by Boston Mangler:
<STRONG>I just welded my front spiders and dithced that C Clip as well.

2 Wheeling Trips without it and no problems!

I think the only purpose it serves is holding the innner shaft in place with the outer is removed. Other than that its useless.

I asked about that on here too.

Ditch the C Clip!</STRONG>
You have that set up w/ a Posi-Lok on the axle, right? Is the weld transparent on the road with the axle disconnected?

BTW, did you get your Posi-Lok from the group buy yet? I ordered Oct15 and haven't recieved it yet.
 

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Thanks guys. The axle is from a 94 and has 4.10 gears. I didn't have to remove the carrier when I did the rear, so it was easier. Don't know if the front has c clips, guess I'll find out!
 

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I just did my Dana 30 lockrite install last Saturday. It really wasn't that bad except that it took us 1 hour and 4 guys to get the fawking carrier out. We finally got it out with a crowbar. You just have to jack it up and take out the axle shafts and pull the carrier and take out the spider gears and put the lockrite in and put it all back togther. My spider gears were easy to get out because I really fawked them up last trip



We finally got the carrier out fawk yeah(I wish I had a garrage to do this shit in)!
 

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>>>>>You have that set up w/ a Posi-Lok on the axle, right?
**** Yes, i finished the posi lock install about an hour ago. It needs a little tweaking but it was pretty easy, here is the install so far: http://www.yankeetoys.org/mangler/posilock.htm

>>>>>Is the weld transparent on the road with the axle disconnected?
***** Pretty much, i get some slight front driveshaft vibes but other than that, its awesome, doesnt effect the steering at all!

>>>>>BTW, did you get your Posi-Lok from the group buy yet?
***** Yes, it came yesterday and i installed it today. Email Mike for the Tracking #

>>>>I ordered Oct15 and haven't recieved it
yet
***** Again, email mike for the tracking #.

Hope ya got a little mechanical know how, the directions are useless but there are a few tips on my site.

Hey Xenodank what parking lot is that you did your locker in?? I Love it!!! Nothing like Wrenchin in public places!

My buddy and i did his 4" TJ lift in a parking lot and the looks we were getting were hilarious!

Hope all is well!
 

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Originally posted by Boston Mangler:
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Hey Xenodank what parking lot is that you did your locker in?? I Love it!!! Nothing like Wrenchin in public places!

My buddy and i did his 4" TJ lift in a parking lot and the looks we were getting were hilarious!

Hope all is well!</STRONG>
It is actually the CU Boulder dorm parking lot. It is my garage <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Being a college student I don't really have anywhere to work on my Jeep so the school parking lot is where I do all my work. It was on a saturday and there wasn't very much parking lot traffic so it worked out alright. But yeah we did get some funny looks. The best was when the security guard drove by and just shook his head and kept on driving. I thought for sure he was going to come an bitch at us.
 

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Very nice <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Luckily my school is only a 2 hour drive from my mother's place where she has agreed to let me keep the shop that I have been building for the past few years. Hell, she only uses one bay for parking her car, which left two full bays for lots and lots of tools.

I've got to agree with Mangler though, parking lot wrenching is a blast <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> I have several fond memories of pulling apart busted diffs, tearing down motors, and rewiring God only knows what in some poor sap's parking lot at 3AM. Ahh, youth... You know you are in the middle of nowhere when you can just stop in the road and start wrenching for an hour and not a single car comes by.
 

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A helpful hint - when you are going to pull the carrier, don't completely remove the main bearing caps. Just loosen them so that the carrier doesn't come flying out as a result of your prying. Once have popped the carrier loose, then remove the bearing caps and pull out the carrier. Much easier and safer <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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Originally posted by Hoyden:
<STRONG>A helpful hint - when you are going to pull the carrier, don't completely remove the main bearing caps. Just loosen them so that the carrier doesn't come flying out as a result of your prying. Once have popped the carrier loose, then remove the bearing caps and pull out the carrier. Much easier and safer <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Jackie</STRONG>
I second that, this is what i did and it all came out like butta!
 
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