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Old 02-06-2019, 06:14 PM
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Iím looking to add a powertrax no slip to my 96 xj. I have run it open since I bought the Jeep. My concern is, does adding an auto locker raise my chances of braking a shaft and should I add a c-clip eliminator to negate losing a wheel? By the way itís a 8.25 rear end with 3.55 gears
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I have 2 8.25s with lockers in them and i haven't broken an axle yet. I don't think they make c clip eleminators for the 8.25.
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I too run a locked 8.25. I run the factory case with an Aussie locker, 4.88s, Yukon chromoly shafts, and 35's. Although the answer is YES, it does increase your chances of breakage. I don't think you will have any issues.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:18 PM
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I would have swarn on my life that I saw someone making a kit a couple years back for the 8.25. Oh well. Thanks for the advice. Some day I plan on upgrading to either 3.73 or 4.10 gears. Iím running 33Ēs now. I know itís not an ideal set up but gear work means mucho $$$.

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Above all else you should pull a shaft and count your splines. '96 is a split year and you might have the stronger 29 spline shafts. Aussie only makes a 29 spline version and are significantly stronger. Do you have a link to a 8.25 c clip eliminator? Never seen one. Disk brakes are great for keeping broken shafts in with the added benefits of rear disks.
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If you have the 27 spline Spartan and Lock Right lockers are available for it.
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Iím looking to add a powertrax no slip to my 96 xj. I have run it open since I bought the Jeep. My concern is, does adding an auto locker raise my chances of braking a shaft and should I add a c-clip eliminator to negate losing a wheel? By the way itís a 8.25 rear end with 3.55 gears
I've been running the Powertrax No-Slip on my '98 with the 8.25 (29 spline) for the past 3 years or so. Granted I don't do much off-roading except for beaches, but I do plenty of full-throttle starts on dry pavement coming out of tight corners, and it's not given me any problems. It would see to me that doing things where that wind up the wheels with a sudden stop would be what breaks axles. So avoiding axle hop and that sort of thing.
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do a rear disc brake swap, that should hold the axle in
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