WTB: Front TJ Rubicon Locker (stock)

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MikeE024

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I'm looking for a properly working front TJ Rubicon locker to have installed during my re-gear.

Please, let me know if there is one for sale.

Thank you.
 
I know someone selling one, but they want $800 and it’s on the east coast. Not sure if it would be worth it for you.
 
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I know someone selling one, but they want $800 and it’s on the east coast. Not sure if it would be worth it for you.
That's more than I'm willing to pay, but I really appreciate you giving me the heads up.
 
No problem. Pm me what you’d want to
Pay and I can pass it to him, never hurts to make an offer.
 
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I know someone selling one, but they want $800 and it’s on the east coast. Not sure if it would be worth it for you.
I might need to re-think my logic on why I want a front locker for the rear (apparently the front is weaker and I didn't realize it). I'll be in touch if I'm still looking for one.
 
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When I see them up for sale, the going rate is usually $500-600 for a good working locker.

What is wrong with your current one?
My front is fine, but I was going to replace my rear with a front during the re-gear. I didn't realize that the front was weaker (just learned of this), so I might not need one after all.

I was quoted at $450 by a junkyard 1.5 hours away when I didn't have the budget for it.

I don't know if they still have it, and I wouldn't want to make that drive until my transmission is rebuilt (in about 10 days).
 
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Be aware the front lockers are weaker as they are only 2-pinion. For $5-600 forna used Rubicon locker I would consider switching to an aftermarket e-locker for around $1k. You could wire the e-locker in place of the locker air pump for a super simple install
 
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If all I needed was a front locker (for the front), I wouldn't think twice about getting one for $500-$600. I like the stock locker setup since I only wheel in 4Lo.

I don't trust my rear locker for the long haul, so I'm going to change it during the regear. I thought I was all set with being able to throw a front into the rear. That's why I started this thread. Damn shame, but I'll survive.
 
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It will work, it just isn't an upgrade in the reliability department. If your rear locker was broken and you needed a quick, cheap fix, that is a viable option.
 
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