The positive manual engagement/disengagement of cable lock is prone to failure and it allows for disengagement on vehicles equipped with a front locker – very useful when making a tight turning radius off-road. Add the option of 2WD low range with full control from inside the vehicle and this is a must have item for your off road vehicle.
Put this on my 90 YJ. It works great and engages the front axles with ease. The best thing you can do if/when you install this is to think though where you want to route the cable. Once you drilll the hole to run the cable you don't want to have to drill another large hole. On the down side, the housing for the fork is potted metal. Im figuring a way to sheild or put some kind of skip on mine to help protect it.
If I were to run a mini spool in the front with this cable actuator, would that mean decent road manners and great offroad traction? Or is it just a recipe for disaster?
Asked by Rich from Denver, Co on
Hello Rich, The Alloy USA Jeep Differential Cable Lock Kit wouldnt be sufficient to run a spool. I would not recommend a spool in the front unless it is an off road only vehicle. Also I would convert to straight axle even if you are going to go with a locker. Keep in mind when you are locked up in the front it will affect your steering.
Answered by Adam from Denver, Co on
i have an 89 yj without lockers, will this product still work without them?
Asked by Zachary from United States on
Hello Zachary, Yes the Alloy USA Jeep Differential Cable Lock Kit is actually designed to be used for a stock differential. It will replace the faulty vacuum actuator the Jeep came with. When you want to use 4wd, simply pull the cable and it will lock in the axle. I hope this answers your question.
Answered by Adam from United States on
I have a 1990 wrangler 4.2 and was wondering, will this work with the factory hubs?
Asked by mike from port charlotte fl. on
Hey Mike, the Alloy USA Jeep Differential Cable Lock Kit will work with your factory hubs. Thanks for you question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from port charlotte fl. on
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