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jpjeeper95
05-07-2010, 02:48 PM
I have for sale . . .

1. Lockright locker for a D30. $150. (new $270) SOLD

2. Warn locking hub conversion kit for Dana 30. $600. (new $1200)

3. Detroit locker for Dana 35. Comes with free D35! $350. (new $550) SOLD

4. Five Goodyear 35-12.50-15 Goodyear MTRs. Sale pending

5. 20# Co2 bottle. $50. SOLD

Might trade for camping gear/guns/ammo/37-12.50-16s

Number 7
05-07-2010, 07:44 PM
I want the Warn hub conversion. George:cool:

jpjeeper95
05-07-2010, 08:45 PM
The axle is under my Jeep right now but my new axle will be done this weekend and should be in next weekend. You are welcome to come check it out.

Number 7
05-08-2010, 07:02 AM
I can look at it Sunday, if that will work with you? George:)

TanTJJim
05-08-2010, 01:44 PM
Hey George, if you pick this up and don't want the Detroit I might be interested in it. Let me know.

Number 7
05-08-2010, 08:01 PM
Hey George, if you pick this up and don't want the Detroit I might be interested in it. Let me know.

Will do Jim. George:cool:

jpjeeper95
05-10-2010, 04:28 PM
The deal fell through so this is still for sale!

TanTJJim
05-10-2010, 04:44 PM
If you decide to part it out I'd be interested in the Detroit.

jpjeeper95
05-16-2010, 12:47 PM
The axle is out and ready to be picked up by some lucky sob that wants to turn his open dana 30 into a Lockright locked monster with alloy outers and locking hubs. Get rid of that failure prone vaccum disconnect and put some beef in. This axle has the same diameter axle shafts as a TJ D44. I think it is just as strong too (imho).

jpjeeper95
05-16-2010, 06:31 PM
I really hope you guys don't get tired of seeing this and hate me for it (those of you who don't already).:no:I really need to sell the front axle to finish the rear. I now have a D35 with 4:10s in the back and full width D44 with 5:38s in the front.

jpjeeper95
05-20-2010, 08:42 PM
bump . . . It's about to go to parts. If it does the Detroit is spoken for. Anyone interested in the locking hub kit, or the 4:10 gears, or the high steer, or the inner shafts, or the housing, or the run-on sentence that an english teacher would cringe at? :)

xplodn
05-20-2010, 10:12 PM
I might be in for the Warn set up if It will bolt onto a first gen TJ setup...

jpjeeper95
05-23-2010, 09:19 PM
Warn locking hub conversion

At the SEMA show a few years back, Warn introduced a kit to convert the non-serviceable Wrangler hubs to Ford Bronco II type locking hubs. I ordered this kit as soon as it was available to the public and I've loved it ever since. The kit is not cheap, but to me the advantages were worth it. Warn spent a lot of time designing this kit and it works really well. A lot of people have expressed concern over the durability of the Bronco II type hubs but Warn used a new alloy in the manufacturing that is said to be twice the strength. I ordered an extra hub with my kit and have been carrying it around in my boonie box but I've never needed it. Since I flat-tow my Jeep to events it really is nice to just unlock the hubs to reduce drag. I can also run any locker I want in the front and not worry about fighting it on the streets. I also gained a couple of miles per gallon that is not easy to do on a vehicle shaped like a brick. If I do something really stupid off-road, like that's ever going to happen, I can unlock the front hubs and limp out in 2WD.

I'm not going to get into the installation details, since Warn supplies a very detailed instruction booklet they will fax or mail to you if you give them a call. The kit includes the hubs, 27-spline outer axle shafts, spindles, Spicer U-joints, and all the required bearings and seals. You can get the kit with 260X or 297X U-joints.

The outer axle shafts are Warn's special alloy with a lifetime guarantee and I haven't heard of many breaking. I've broken the U-joints on both sides and wrecked the ears on a stock inner shaft but the Warn shafts still look like new. I did have to change my front rotors from a composite rotor to the earlier solid rotor and had to have the center hole machined out. It's a good idea to replace the brake pads and rotors anyway, but you should figure in that expense up front. Getting the center hole machined proved to be a challenge in the small city in which I live. I was on my 8th and last machine shop in town before I found one to do it. I tried doing it over the phone, which probably made it more difficult. Next time I'll make the rounds of the shops with the brake rotors to show what I need done.

The only other difficult part was removing the old U-joints to swap the outer axles. Since I don't have a press I did it with hand tools. Later on I found a local shop that will install them for $5.00 a piece. I now use their services, my wife feels it's money well-spent. The only special tool needed is a Dana 44 sized spindle nut socket to put everything back together. It's nice to be able to disassemble the front axle and grease the bearings, something you can't do with the stock sealed bearing units.

jeremy rice
05-24-2010, 09:26 PM
price on hi-steer

jpjeeper95
05-25-2010, 04:34 PM
I appologize to everyone for misleading them. I had the Detroit sold only to pull the cover and find a Lockright. I bought the axle from some one I trusted so when he said it had fresh fluid in it I didn't bother to open it up. I've been wheeling it for years thinking it was a detroit. With being able to unlock the hubs the front end doesn't even turn so it has no miles on it. I've checked the fluid levels and condition but never puled the cover. Anyway I now have a Lockright for sale for $150.

CrashDawson
05-26-2010, 05:09 PM
Damn wish i could pick the whole thing up right now. i need the locking hubs and high steer.

buzzkill
05-26-2010, 05:26 PM
:angel:i would love to have that locker i have no money but some stuff to trade like 55
oxygen and b tank excetilin 10 ft hose with manafolds but gages need replaced milwaukee band saw rubicon express long arm shox 2 front one rear high flow cat let me know if we can work a deal

jpjeeper95
06-07-2010, 06:57 PM
Bump

The Donger
06-07-2010, 07:19 PM
I'd take the lock right, gotta wait till Friday though......... I'll text you Friday.

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jpjeeper95
06-07-2010, 07:47 PM
Ok.

wj_brillo
06-07-2010, 09:29 PM
I appologize to everyone for misleading them. I had the Detroit sold only to pull the cover and find a Lockright. I bought the axle from some one I trusted so when he said it had fresh fluid in it I didn't bother to open it up. I've been wheeling it for years thinking it was a detroit. With being able to unlock the hubs the front end doesn't even turn so it has no miles on it. I've checked the fluid levels and condition but never puled the cover. Anyway I now have a Lockright for sale for $150.

pm sent

jpjeeper95
06-13-2010, 08:49 PM
Bump. Come on people! These are screamin' prices. I really need this thing out of my garage. I have a two car garage with 2 cars, 2 work benches, welder, air compressor, toolboxes and on top of all that I have two D60s I'm piecing together and this Dana 30 in the middle of everything. I guess if nobody needs a 4:10 geared locked D30 I'll tear it all down and put all the good stuff on shelves and scrap the housing.

The Donger
06-13-2010, 10:53 PM
You still have the locker?

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jpjeeper95
06-14-2010, 04:17 PM
Yes I do.

wj_brillo
06-14-2010, 04:30 PM
Yes I do.

thats w/ the 4:10 gears for that locker yeah? :( i'm still on 3.?? gears so i'm SOL on that.... what about shafts? could use some d30 spares.....

jpjeeper95
06-14-2010, 04:50 PM
3:73 is the carrier break I believe. So this will work on 3:73s but not any higher. The outer shafts are alloy Warn shafts and go with the hub kit. I'd like to keep the inners with them as well in case the person that buys the hub kit wants to just slide the whole shaft in and not mess with the u joints.

CHAOSCASE
06-15-2010, 01:56 AM
pm sent

xplodn
06-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Still have the hub conversion?

wj_brillo
06-25-2010, 01:16 PM
3:73 is the carrier break I believe. So this will work on 3:73s but not any higher. The outer shafts are alloy Warn shafts and go with the hub kit. I'd like to keep the inners with them as well in case the person that buys the hub kit wants to just slide the whole shaft in and not mess with the u joints.

yeah, but from the factory w/ the 231 and I6, the wagon came w/ 3.55's. I can't verify that but if I had to guess, that's what i have, haven't bothered to get into that yet...im planning on a new dd next spring so then this will go to 4.56's w/ f/r locked...til then i have to sit and wait and watch ya'll have fun :(

xjtdoyle
06-27-2010, 12:45 AM
bump!!!

jpjeeper95
07-25-2010, 12:23 PM
Bump for a new list. Got the rear out this morning and got my 60 in.

jpjeeper95
07-26-2010, 05:33 PM
I like chicken and waffles.

jpjeeper95
07-29-2010, 06:10 PM
The rain is sooo nice after all the humidity today. If you had a locker in your Jeep you could go mudding this weekend.

xjtdoyle
08-03-2010, 02:33 PM
bump

Hulkster
08-04-2010, 11:55 AM
Do you still have the locker for the D30

jpjeeper95
08-04-2010, 04:18 PM
As of right now I do. Someone was interested and going to call today but it is first cash in hand takes it.

jpjeeper95
08-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Bump for the update.

jpjeeper95
08-15-2010, 06:56 PM
Bump for the update. Still have the Warn hub kit and the tires and wheels.