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post #1 of 13 Old 05-20-2010, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 93 XJ, with the D30 up front and the D35 out back. i noticed while i was wheelin at my farm that open diffs suck! im lookin for the best bang for my buck. ive been lookin at the powertrax lock right lockers. they say the transfer power from the slipping wheel to the one with traction. have any of you guys used em? should i go front and rear? i will be driving it everyday to work and back if that makes a differance. Thanks

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This question has been asked literally hundreds of times. Try the search function and you should find all the info you need.

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I have no experience with lockers and have open diffs myself but from bein' round here long enough I've found the general consensus is that Aussie lockers are the best bang for the buck. They run around 230$ IIRC. I'd really like to get one in the future.

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I bought an c8.25 with some kind of lunchbox locker (guy said it was a loc right) and i love it, I drive it everyday to work and it took some getting use to driving in a parking lot but can be harsh with a manual trans but its worth it.

Definitely more bang for the buck than a lift kit in terms of not getting stuck in a stupid predicament like mud in a field.

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I have an aussie up front and really love it, literally invisible while in 2wd.
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if its a daily driver you want a locker in the rear and Maybe a detroit tru trac in the front. if you put a locker up front your turning radius will drop significantly.

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if its a daily driver you want a locker in the rear and Maybe a detroit tru trac in the front. if you put a locker up front your turning radius will drop significantly.
Have you ever had a loc right or aussie up front? The only time turning radius is effected is when you are offroad but even then its not that bad for the price.
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So should i just put one in the front so its really only in use in 4wd since i will be driving 140miles highway everyday?
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So should i just put one in the front so its really only in use in 4wd since i will be driving 140miles highway everyday?
That is what I would do.

I will likely get an ARB rear, and a detroit up front.

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ok last question, aussie website says not to use front locker in 4wds with non manual hubs on icy roads. i live in MO so winters can get pretty bad but i wouldnt use 4wd on a snowy highway till i ran off the road and needed the extra traction of the locker. does that make sence to anyone???
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ok last question, aussie website says not to use front locker in 4wds with non manual hubs on icy roads. i live in MO so winters can get pretty bad but i wouldnt use 4wd on a snowy highway till i ran off the road and needed the extra traction of the locker. does that make sence to anyone???
If you are planning on driving on the icy roads with the auto locker up front (in 4wd) its not usually advised, though doable not recommended unless you can remain aware of what you are driving with.

Again while in 2wd its literally invisible.
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be sure to check if you have open or posi differential.. lunchbox lockers are specific

im going with powertrax no slip for my 8.25 around $450, which isnt bad considering the gains from it

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