From what I heard from my eBay-guy, only the 28 spline locker is available for the rear. So you will be fine. I will have to upgrade my '97 to 28 spline axles. But that's only a matter of pulling the axle bearings to swap the retaining plates and installing new bearings. I have already compared the 26 & 28 spline axles. They are identical except for the splines. So any 1st gen Sporty can have a rear locker, regardless of model year...


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />