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Old 12-28-2007, 01:21 AM   #1
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locker vs spool

I was looking thru one of my 4X4 mags and ran across spools.

What are they?

Now that I have my winch and since a guy at work ran into my jeep and riped off my running boards and now he gets to buy me rock sliders.

My next mod will be lockers.

What should I get? this is my DD so I need something that can take everyday abuse plus work well off-road. I do not want to do A.R.B. Price is very important. Cheaper but not piece of crap.

What axle should I buy first Front or rear.

Thanks for the advise

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Old 12-28-2007, 02:01 AM   #2
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front vs. rear is a hard choice. i personally want rear cause you can get a very cheap aussie locker for it without messing with steering unlike the front. plus i usually loose traction in back cause of too much flex

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Old 12-28-2007, 02:22 AM   #3
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A spool locks in both axle shafts 100% of the time. This is not a very good option for a daily driven rig as it will severely speed up the wearing of your rear tires. Spools are great for trail only rigs or rigs that see little pavement time.

In your case it's a tough call on locker choice as you live in Colorado and undoubtedly see a great deal of snow/ice pavement time. Detroits, Lock Rites, Aussie's, etc.....can be a pain when driving in the snow. A manual locker like an ARB and OX are really what will do you the best in your geographic region on a daily driver.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:35 AM   #4
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X2 on the selectable locker. If you cannot afford/do not want to spend the cash for a selectable, then I would reccommend that you lock the front and leave the rear open just because of the snow/ice road factor. Locker, not a spool on a DD.
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:05 AM   #5
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i agree front loacker if it is an auto, if it is selectable then rear
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:07 PM   #6
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I do have a stick shift.

Thanks guys.
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sorry i meant liek auto locker, like an aussie, not transmission
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I like my front aussie locker. not noticable on the street(clicks sometimes when turning, not a big deal at all) , its cheap and easy to install

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