This is a picture
of the empty Dana 35c carrier. That empty space in the center will
soon be filled with pure wheelin' goodness. During this time I was
sweating about whether or not I had ordered for the correct application.
Some Dana 35c carriers are ABS compatible carriers and some are
not. This can make it hairy when ordering a locker, because in many
cases ABS carriers are not necessarily specific to certain model
years. Fortunately, I was informed that all Dana 35c TJs have ABS
compatible carriers, and my mind was at ease because that is what
we had ordered.
Dana35c, ABS carrier (all non-44 TJ)
Part Number: 92-0435-2706
Keep in mind,
if you've never purchased a spider gear replacement locker before,
that just because your Jeep isn't equipped with ABS doesn't mean
your rear axle doesn't have ABS common hardware.
this picture, Jeremy, my technician, started inserting parts of the
locker as the provided instructions described. For the most part,
you will be assembling the locker as you insert it into the carrier...
piece by piece. At one point we were unsure if the thrust washers
located on the outside of the original side gears was to be reinstalled
with the locker or not. After trying to reinstall the locker with
the thrust washers in place, and failing miserably, we established
that they were to be left uninstalled.
No-Slip documention confirmed our theory as it reads, "The
Powertrax No-Slip Traction System obsoletes any friction clutches
and related parts that may also accompany the spider and side gears."
In the picture
to the left, you can see two installed couplers on either side,
and one of the drivers is installed.
inserts the opposite driver into the locker assembly within the
carrier. Notice the stylin' haircut. It is not necessary to have
a technician this trendy to install a locker into a rear axle.
Here is the
near-complete Powertrax No-Slip locker assembly. Lock Right installation
veterens should take notice of small holes located in the pinion
shaft seat on each driver. Eight small saddle springs (4 on each
side) get inserted into these holes before assembly. This is not
a characteristic that is common to the Lockright locker, and one
can easily finish up with extra parts if they aren't paying attention.
opposed to a Lock Right unit, the springs that get inserted between
the drivers are extremely rigid. Although they were approximately
half an inch long, I could hardly compress them between my fingers.
You can see in this picture, and the picture below, one narrow spring
gets seated inside a larger-diameter and shorter spring.
Once you have
completed assembling the unit, you want to check the tolerance of
the space between the two drivers with the block provided by Powertrax.
If the narrow side of the block fits inside, and the long side of
the block doesn't, you are ready to go. This is done to test the
installation and to make sure the assigned space within the carrier
is of the right tolerance.