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Old 11-26-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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Difference in lockers and 4wd

So I understand what lockers do and that they're so much better, but I don't understand exactly what the difference is between locking diffs and my 4wd on my stock TJ.

Example... I have stock suspension and got high centered going through some ruts in the mud, I had great contact on the drivers side but not much on the passengers, couldn't budge it and had a slight pull and was home free. But shouldn't all 4 wheels be working enough for me to get out? How would lockers have worked better?

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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So I understand what lockers do and that they're so much better, but I don't understand exactly what the difference is between locking diffs and my 4wd on my stock TJ.

Example... I have stock suspension and got high centered going through some ruts in the mud, I had great contact on the drivers side but not much on the passengers, couldn't budge it and had a slight pull and was home free. But shouldn't all 4 wheels be working enough for me to get out? How would lockers have worked better?

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With the differentials it will spin what ever wheel is easier so if it is in the air or something then it would suply power to the wheel without tracktion, with locker it gives equil power to both no mater what.

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:55 PM   #3
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With the differentials it will spin what ever wheel is easier so if it is in the air or something then it would suply power to the wheel without tracktion, with locker it gives equil power to both no mater what.
so what could I have done to get myself out, if anything?

How hard would it be to put lockers in?
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Depends on how mechnicaly inclined you are and your experience dealing with differentials.. If you have limited mechnical experience your probably safer taking it to someone who knows how to put one in right the first time.. Have them let you watch so you can learn.. Also dificulty depends on the locker.. Auto lockers are easier to install than a selectable locker.. With selectable lockers there is more that goes into instaling the locker than just the locker itself.. Easiest locker to install on the market is probably Aussie lockers witch are Auto lockers.. But also rememeber when looking for a locker or two you have to look at how much you want to spend, and what climate you live in if your Jeep is your DD.. There are a ton of threads on the board about lockers and witch ones are best for different personal situations..
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