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Unread 10-05-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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rear aussie locker + difference in tire tread = potential problem?

^Not much more to it than that... I had to replace one of my tires due to sidewall damage a while back, so my rear tires have a noticeable difference in tread depth. I've been toying with the idea of finding a used aussie locker, but will an auto locker have any potential problems with the difference in tire tread?

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Unread 10-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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If i'm not mistaken their website says up to 3/8" diameter difference is ok.
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Unread 10-05-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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They say 3/8" but I would not push it.

Can you move your front tires to the rear?

I'm guessing you have an open diff. Do some burn outs and wear down the tire. Just swap it to the side that spins.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 07:09 AM   #4
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Measure the tread depth and see if they're within 3/8" which is 12/32" of each other which is very lenient. Then put the least worn tire with your new one in back. Remeasure them every so often (maybe after 1k the first time) and see which corner wears the fastest and rotate as appropriate.
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