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post #1 of 18 Old 06-18-2008, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Ultimate Front Locker

I've seen a lot of threads that discuss front lockers, how about an ultimate decision?

I have an 08 JK Unlimited, I'm looking for the best front locker, my ideal would be to have a switch just like I have for the rear and engage it as I please.

What would you guys recommend?

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post #2 of 18 Old 06-18-2008, 04:15 AM
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You will never get everyone to decide on one type of locker that is the best... It is a matter of opinion. If your ideal would be to have a switch just like the rear, than get one just like the rear.

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Then you want a electric, cable or air activated locker. As stated above you will never get one answer. IMO ARB's work fantastic.

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If you hit the little switch thingy twice it locks the front too, doesn't it?
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He doesn't have a rubicon.

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Right, I don't have a Rubi, so no front locker yet. I do love the rear locker, is it actually possible to put the same one in the front? What locker is it? Anybody knows?
Does ARB make also an electric locker? Or would it be better to go with an air locker?
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my bad, sorry.
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Right, I don't have a Rubi, so no front locker yet. I do love the rear locker, is it actually possible to put the same one in the front? What locker is it? Anybody knows?
Does ARB make also an electric locker? Or would it be better to go with an air locker?
Or you could go with the axle / locker from a Rubicon. I think Mopar offers or will soon be offering a locking Dana 60 for the front. Lord knows how much that thing is going to cost though.

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I do love the rear locker, is it actually possible to put the same one in the front? What locker is it? Anybody knows?
I did not know you could get a factory rear locker only. Is it a posi unit or an optional locker?

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The locker is or was an option in the rear. Same locker as the rubi.

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i have arbs and they work great!

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If you want to stay inexpensive an aussie is a good choice. Automatic and you do not notice it in 2wd. I have one. Works great and can be installed in 2 hours with normal hand tools.

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I got my front ruby axle assembly for $1500, shipped to my house. Then you can get a D44 and the same locker as you have for the rear.

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If you drive in snowy conditions you definitely want to go with a selectable locker.

An automatic locker will lock up as you're negotiating turns in the wet stuff and your rig will fight to stay straight instead of turning. In-fact there is a disclaimer on the Aussie Locker website:

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We "Do Not" recommend the installation of a locker in the front of a vehicle that will be driven on icy highways in 4WD without manual hubs.
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post #15 of 18 Old 06-19-2008, 07:31 PM
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Granted I do not live in a snowy climate, but I drive in the snow all the time because of season passes for skiing, I have never had a problem with the auto locker in the front in the snow. We even do 4-5 snow runs every year. If you drive like you are supposed to and not like a sports car, it is fine.

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