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Unread 02-15-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
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aussie lockers.?

Do u recommend aussie lockers?

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Unread 02-15-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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One of the single best (fairly cheap) upgrade you will do to you Jeep.
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Unread 02-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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So they're pretty legit then?
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Unread 02-15-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
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yes if its you daily driver you will hardly notice it on the street other than a small ratcheting sound which you prob wont hear over you Jeep, off road you have a locker...nuff said there... Easy to install even for someone with no mechanical ability. And its way cheaper than some of the other lockers on the market. The only down side ive found is if you are driving in the snow. It tends to lock up on you and you will slide a bit but I find it fun. But seeing ure from Fresno, snow may not be that much of a problem. 100% recommended
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Unread 02-15-2011, 07:15 PM   #5
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yes if its you daily driver you will hardly notice it on the street other than a small ratcheting sound which you prob wont hear over you Jeep, off road you have a locker...nuff said there... Easy to install even for someone with no mechanical ability. And its way cheaper than some of the other lockers on the market. The only down side ive found is if you are driving in the snow. It tends to lock up on you and you will slide a bit but I find it fun. But seeing ure from Fresno, snow may not be that much of a problem. 100% recommended
Thanks a lot... I think ima get them... you've been real helpful
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Unread 02-15-2011, 08:09 PM   #6
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aussie lockers

i live in chowchilla and have been to the hills plenty of times with and without aussie lockers. i would highly recommend them. the first time i went to the snow without them i couldnt even get past the hill the snow plow left, after installing aussie lockers i could not be stopped. if you have ever been to soquel area under 5 feet of snow you know you have some good lockers.
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Unread 02-15-2011, 09:18 PM   #7
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i live in chowchilla and have been to the hills plenty of times with and without aussie lockers. i would highly recommend them. the first time i went to the snow without them i couldnt even get past the hill the snow plow left, after installing aussie lockers i could not be stopped. if you have ever been to soquel area under 5 feet of snow you know you have some good lockers.
I went up to kingcanyon last year got took pretty good by a trail... im really new to the jeep scene... do u have front lockers?
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Unread 02-15-2011, 09:25 PM   #8
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i did in my old yj. im in the process of building axles for my tj but it will have both front and rear aussie lockers. they make a world of difference. if your thinking of going front and rear i would recomend it however if your running a dana 35 in the rear you will need to upgrade your axle shafts to alloy.
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Unread 02-15-2011, 09:40 PM   #9
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i did in my old yj. im in the process of building axles for my tj but it will have both front and rear aussie lockers. they make a world of difference. if your thinking of going front and rear i would recomend it however if your running a dana 35 in the rear you will need to upgrade your axle shafts to alloy.
Ouch... im not sure I know they're stock for a wrangler x tj... I hope I dont have to change anything else out
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Unread 02-15-2011, 10:43 PM   #10
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I would highly recommend an aussie locker in the front axle. The stock d30 (front axle you have) has proven fairly reliable locked on 33s. When you move to 35s with it locked you need to upgrade to alloy axle shafts.

For the rear axle you either have a dana 35 (more common) or the optional dana 44. google pics of them.

If you have a dana 35, i wouldnt lock it without alloy shafts.

if you have a d44, go for it theyre pretty tough.

Lunchbox lockers (like aussie, powertrax and lockrite) are very well behaved up front axle and are invisible when driving in 2wd other than a faint clicking sound when turning in parking lots etc.

Lunchbox lockers in the rear are not as street friendly IMO. They sometimes pop and unload, they steer the jeep by torque etc. I would suggest a selectable locker, a detroit locker, or a detroit trutrac limited slip in the back.

Do the aussie up front and see how you like it. I suspect you will be so impressed with it you will leave the rear untouched until you get into serious wheeling and can afford a selectable locker like arb or ox for the rear axle.
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Unread 02-15-2011, 10:44 PM   #11
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^ EXACTLY!!!!! Couldn't agree more with that post. That's precisely my thoughts.

I LOVE my Aussie locker up front! Best upgrade I've done hands down and I can wait on the rear now..
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Unread 02-15-2011, 11:38 PM   #12
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I highly suggest the aussie up front as well, great locker for the price and completely changes the capabilities of your jeep offroad. I run an aussie up front and a powertrax no slip in the rear (did 30k of street driving and wheeled it at least every other weekend this past year and loved it). I have been using the rig in the snow for the past few weeks here in NY and it took some getting used to but it does great in the snow.
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Unread 02-15-2011, 11:43 PM   #13
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The no slip is the best behaved of the lunchbox lockers in the rear by far. I personally wouldnt own one in the rear, but its good to know they are decently behaved on the street
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Unread 02-16-2011, 08:32 AM   #14
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It does wear down your rear tires faster than having an LSD in the rear
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Unread 02-16-2011, 08:36 AM   #15
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Two thumbs up on the front aussie locker! Best upgrade I did to my jeep.
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