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Locking Differential

Discussion in 'TJ General Discussion' started by YooperSkipper, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. YooperSkipper

    YooperSkipper New Member
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    I’m looking to buy a 2001 Sahara that’s in really great shape....only 57000 miles! Discription lists a “locking differential”. Was that an option in 01?
     
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    No. It may have a Traclok which is the factory limited slip.
     
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    Not even as an option. Only Rubicons have lockers as OE
     
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    There might have been an aftermarket locker added but as above, likely just the usual Traclock limited slip differential that some confuse with a locker which is a completely different beast.
     
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    No. The Dana 35's had them as well.
     
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    Thanks guys for the info! I called my local Jeep dealer and they ran the 01’s VIN #. It was built with the Dana 44 and has the 3:73 gears. So it’s a “limited slip” differential. They also told me the Dana 44 was std. equipment on the 01 Sahara. Go figure!
     
    #7 YooperSkipper, Feb 13, 2018
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