post #1 of Old 09-03-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Lock right up front in DD?

How does having a Lock Right locker up front effect daily driving, all weather, hot sun to -40 blizzard. Would it cause issues or just make everything better?

What axle did the jeep come with up front? D30? I have a 8.25 in the rear with a lock right already.

Thinking the lock right might make up some ground in the mud for not having mud tires.


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post #2 of Old 09-03-2012, 01:36 PM
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Driving in 2wd DD'ing it you will never notice it.
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post #3 of Old 09-03-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Driving in 2wd DD'ing it you will never notice it.
What about 4wd winter driving?

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post #4 of Old 09-03-2012, 09:04 PM
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It's not terrible. Just don't use 4wd til you have to. The locker really isn't that bad in the snow anyways.
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post #5 of Old 09-04-2012, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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What does it do?
We have lots of hard pack snow in the winter, and I enjoy pulling it into 4wd to get going easier, and enjoy the extra stability in the corners. So I'll lose the corning in 4wd?

Hmm...Sucks a selectable locker is so much.

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post #6 of Old 09-04-2012, 10:36 AM
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You will not be able to turn easily at all in snow

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post #7 of Old 09-05-2012, 07:18 AM
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Just don't use 4wd unless you get stuck...
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post #8 of Old 12-27-2013, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Bringing this back up since I no longer DD though.

If I lose steering in the winter with a locked front in 4wd. Then wouldn't it be bad on the trails in the summer too then? Or at least in the wet trails?

Would a front locker really help me that much?
I don't do rocks, it's mostly hills, sand, and mud. Lots of corners.

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