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post #1 of 22 Old 02-25-2008, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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lockers???

here is a silly question... What are lockers, how do they work, are they worth it, do you get the for all 4 wheels or just for the front or rear and which ones would you suggest with someone on a tight budget.... also, what would i have to do if anything if my jeep is all stock besides a 2 inch suspension lift.


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post #2 of 22 Old 02-25-2008, 11:31 PM
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get an aussie for the front. wheel it. you will be a happy man.

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locks both tires on an axle together so they are both putting power to the ground, the opposite being an open differential where the tire with the least traction steals the power. They are worth it. Each axle needs a separate locker. Front "lunchbox" locker is great on a budget, its what I have in my TJ, jbolty is right. You wouldn't have to do anything to your jeep, just buy the locker, install it yourself, and rock on.

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all fair and well but what about the budget thing, whats the cheapest yet effective enough one to get.

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Aussie Locker is gonna be the best ratio of cheap to performance IMO

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post #7 of 22 Old 02-26-2008, 12:12 AM
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If your on a tight budget, you want to be looking for an automatic locker such as the aussie that others have recommended. When you start talking about selectable lockers, you start talking about more money. And yes, lockers are worth it
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post #8 of 22 Old 02-26-2008, 12:17 AM
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Yep, Aussie is going to be hard to beat for the price.

So easy to install.....a caveman can do it. jbolty & I did two in a matter of a few hours on a lazy Saturday. 1 LPD30 and 1 HPD30. Neither of these installs were in my POS. One was jbolty's rig & the other was a friends TJ.

Locking the rear D35 is a whole different animal and I'd rather not start beating that dead horse.
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post #9 of 22 Old 02-26-2008, 08:03 AM
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Read here. It should help....

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/why-do-i-need-locker-i-thought-i-had-4x4-242949/


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Lockers are great and beautiful things, they will put you in places you could not even imagine with open diffs but, always remeber that its a lot easier to put your jeep on its lid and it puts more wear and tear on u-joints, axles etc
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i was just about to send the same link good work

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I also have the lockers up front love em except for now. I cannot use my 4x4 on the road in the winter. Maybe that is just my experience or maybe others but before you do it know about it!

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post #13 of 22 Old 02-26-2008, 10:56 PM
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I also have the lockers up front love em except for now. I cannot use my 4x4 on the road in the winter. Maybe that is just my experience or maybe others but before you do it know about it!
One reason why a true selectable locker is the best way to go. Glad someone brought this up. Auto lockers are fine for those that don't drive in snow/ice but for those thaqt do, they are not good to recommend to a novice/neophite.

Once you research diffs/lockers, you will find that the best all-around locker for a front end daily driven rig in all-weather conditions is a Detroit Truetrac...

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Once you research diffs/lockers, you will find that the best all-around locker for a front end daily driven rig in all-weather conditions is a Detroit Truetrac...
what about the soflocker? how does it compare to the truetrac?
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Soflocker is a true auto locker, great product and the advanced version of a lunchbox locker like the Aussie and such. Not a semi-auto locker like a Truetrac.

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I bought the HI-WAY BLASTER HORN that's 139dB and every time I honk the horn an Angel dies.
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