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Lockers only in 4-Lo???????

 
Old 11-27-2018, 06:28 AM
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Everything I've read on the JL Rubi says its axles can only lock in 4-Lo, which would be a non-starter for me. Then, I'm reading in forums everyone says the JK worked that way too. I'm saying no way, I have been locking the diffs on my JK Rubi in 2-Hi and 4-Hi since 2007 -- and I can tell for a fact that it works for doing donuts on hard wet sand, etc.

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Fairly certain the JK would not allow lockers to work in 4HI (at least my 2011 wouldn't).. this is why folks with JKs would do bypass wiring.
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Originally Posted by briandunning View Post
Everything I've read on the JL Rubi says its axles can only lock in 4-Lo, which would be a non-starter for me. Then, I'm reading in forums everyone says the JK worked that way too. I'm saying no way, I have been locking the diffs on my JK Rubi in 2-Hi and 4-Hi since 2007 -- and I can tell for a fact that it works for doing donuts on hard wet sand, etc.

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You are the first one I have seen in 10 yours on JK forums who says the JK lockers will lock in 2hi and 4hi without the relays being bypassed.
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* mind blown *
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I know there is a simple by-pass method of wiring in a couple of switches. The Superchips Traildash lets you lock in 2hi or 4hi also.
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Originally Posted by hivoltagedriver View Post
The Superchips Traildash lets you lock in 2hi or 4hi also.
Is this a solution for JL owners too?
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One can tell if the diff is actually locked by the solid lit (not blinking) LED on the switch.


Quick Test: Shift into 4lo, engage diff locks. If lock led's blink, roll a bit while making a slight turn to engage. With lock led's solid on (engaged), shift from 4lo to anything else -- Diff locks disengage, and will not engage.

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Originally Posted by briandunning View Post
Is this a solution for JL owners too?
If not, it will be soon. SuperChips was working on it last time I checked.

looks like they have a cheaper TrailCal that will do it all now...
https://superchips.com/shop/jeep-tra...or-jl-wrangler

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Been a peeve of mine for the ten years I've owned my JKUR. Yesterday we awoke to over a foot of heavy, wet snow, even more in our long driveway. My '13 F150 has a factory e-locker in the rear diff and I was able to get good traction out to the street by locking the rear in 4hi. The JK usually stays in the garage in winter, but I needed it out in case someone in the 'hood needed winching. Being able to lock up in the situation would have been a big plus. I have an sPod that I have considered adapting to a locker override. Issue is sPod switches on negative, Tru-Loc diffs switch on positive. A relay solution is possible.

There are some JK relay & switch workarounds that as mentioned will most likely work on JL.

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