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Unread 11-12-2001, 06:29 PM   #1
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Limited Slip Vs Lockers on Asphalt

ok.. i'm considering putting a limited slip in my rear axle and perhaps a ez-locker in the front. I'm doing so because i'm wary of how a locker acts when exposed to slick road conditions in 2wd mode. I want to know how effective a limited slip rear/locked front works offroad and how a locked front would act in slick road conditions.. in 4wd i.e. snow/ice covered or a muddy dirt road. Also, how does a locked front act when it is disengaged from 4wd? is the steering affected at all?

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Unread 11-12-2001, 09:53 PM   #2
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Front locker is virtually invisible on the highway, but you may need to have your front D-shaft balanced as it will be spinning all the time now, and may cause a vibration.
I'd just save my money for a manual locker in the rear before I'd get a limited slip.
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Unread 11-18-2001, 04:33 PM   #3
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Locking up the front works awsome on the trail. Disengagement is not much different either. As far as the back is concered a locker is something that you learn to drive with gust like a manual or 500hp. It is a hand full on slick roads and will be a little squerlly but to be bad on the trail you make trade offs on the street. You could also have both with an ARB or OX locker. If its a tj and your locking the front I would stronly recoment the Warn front hub conversion. Your jeep will handle a little better and tires will last a little longer when disengaged while on the streets as well as having stronger components.
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