I have finished installing the rebuilt rear-axle from a 2000 Sporty with the Track Finder locker and 5.38 R&P! And it works!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I literally just got back from my first test-drive. So I don't have time to post the how-to pics and write-up. That will come soon. I'm just happy the rear diff is working and nothing is leaking. I also installed some aftermarket Jeep Rubicon springs in the rear (106AA equivalents). They seem to be helping out with the extra mass in the rear... and the outward-roll I'm getting while turning due to the extra traction. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" /> It definitely drives differently with a locker. And there are some very interesting noises generated by the locker when turning. I can hear the locker ratcheting during a turn. But it will occasionally make a big bang when the locker locks back up while coming out of a turn. I'm sure I'll be getting some odd looks from people when it sounds off - like my rig is about to self-destruct... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> Anyway, so far, so good! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

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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="" />