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Old 03-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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Talking Aussie locker info please!

I am strongly thinking about a set of lockers.. Im on a very tight budget and most of my $ from my job goes to My YJ! I've been reading reviews about the aussis all night and they seam pretty decent for the price! But I would like your guys input before I drop cash. And i have thought about a selectable locker but there not for me.. I will be putting in in my d30 with 4.11's and my 8.8 LS 4.10's.

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I was wondering about this too sorry just my way to fallow the tread

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Old 03-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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No problem ! Cant beat that 250$ price tag!
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Well, I don't have an aussie but do have a spartan in my d35. It works awesome. Super cheap too. IIRC they are pretty much the same thing.
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I have been eyeing the Aussie as well. My only question is should I buy the front first or the rear.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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if you have an LSD in the back, go for the front.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:43 PM   #7
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I have a LSD in my 8.8 i haven't put it in yet.. If im climbing rock and one rear is airborne.. How is that LSD going to preform
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I have a LSD in my 8.8 i haven't put it in yet.. If im climbing rock and one rear is airborne.. How is that LSD going to preform
It's a rare occasion to get a rear tire off the ground. The front on the other hand you can get off the ground easily.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:58 PM   #9
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Ok sounds good. I herd a Rumor that The aussi wont fit in certain 8.8's anyone know about this? And how will LDS work in mud/ trails/ woods? Almost as good as a locker diff? Or not even close!
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After about ripping my poor engine out of my yj trying to get out of the woods cuz of the sticky mud thats down there damn tires wouldn't clean out! So Im almost for sure Im going to be putting the Aussis in front and rear
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I got a Spartin in the rear in my D35 {cheap} and love it, if your spinning both tires with a LSD a locker is not going to help, you need tires, put the 8.8 in and a locker in the front and try it out. I got a LSD in my Dodge 2500 Cummins and it spins both rear tires on pavement, I would rather Have a LSD for a DD.
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I have a aussie in my d35 and I love it offroad but on the street it likes to chirping the ole 33s. But it has saved my ass a few times in the rocks but mud is all about tires! I wouldn't have an aussie up front because its my daily driver so I'm looking at a ox. I want to be able to turn!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #13
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I see.. Well my tires are pretty good. Bran new 35x12.50 Cooper discovery stt.. They have plenty of tred. And the 8.8 isnt in my jeep yet. Right now i have D35/D30 So Maybe i'll just keep in the Limited slip for now and just do a aussi in the front
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I looked at the coopers nice tire!! Goodluck whatever route you go!
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I have an aussie in the front (d30) on my cj. I really like it. Does a good job and really don't have anything bad to say except dont drive on the road in front wheel drive...it don't work.

If you are on a budget the aussie locker is a excellent choice.

If you are going to daily drive your jeep I would leave the LSD and put the aussie in the front. The aussie will not do very well on snow.
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Ok sounds good! My Yj sucks on ice already so unless theirs a ft or more of snow I'd rather drive my car. But My yj is for sure my DD so im going to keep the LDS. Dempsey.. Did you put in your Aussie? if so.. Was it very difficult? How long did it take.
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Ok sounds good! My Yj sucks on ice already so unless theirs a ft or more of snow I'd rather drive my car. But My yj is for sure my DD so im going to keep the LDS. Dempsey.. Did you put in your Aussie? if so.. Was it very difficult? How long did it take.
Me and Ageless stranger put it in. Well most ageless stranger.

Took us about 6+ hours. Not sure if you still have the vacuum 4wd but that would be a good time to eliminate that. I also installed new u-joints so it ended up being a little longer. The locker install wasn't that bad but I consider myself pretty mechanically inclined too.
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Im guessing I do have the vacuum 4wd.. Cuz i never did anything different with it. The D30 I'm going to be putting it in is currently sitting on the floor in my dads shop.. Will that make it easier?
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Just orderd a Aussie for my D30. Not sure If i'll have a shop install.. Or attempt it myself??
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I had one in my JK up front. When I sold it, I kept the Aussie. Now I have a 95 YJ and I can't wait to get the Aussie in it. It works great in the rocks. Makes some noise turning tight on the road. If I lived in the snow belt, I don't think I would want it. For that you need a selectable.
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I know this is a really stupid question but can someone explain to me the difference between the aussie locker and an LSD. I know once one tire starts to slip the other one hooks with a LSD but i was under the impression that is what the aussie locker did also. But their i go thinking again. Is their different kinds of lockers with out using an OX or a ARB for example i completely understand those.
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Im guessing I do have the vacuum 4wd.. Cuz i never did anything different with it. The D30 I'm going to be putting it in is currently sitting on the floor in my dads shop.. Will that make it easier?
I did mine in the floor and not under the jeep. I would say so. The technical part of installing the locker inside the carrier can be done on the work bench. I have my install in a build thread somewhere.

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Just orderd a Aussie for my D30. Not sure If i'll have a shop install.. Or attempt it myself??
Depends on your confidence and experience. There are several step by step instructions out there. I sat the laptop on the work bench and went step by step.

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I know this is a really stupid question but can someone explain to me the difference between the aussie locker and an LSD. I know once one tire starts to slip the other one hooks with a LSD but i was under the impression that is what the aussie locker did also. But their i go thinking again. Is their different kinds of lockers with out using an OX or a ARB for example i completely understand those.
There are a few threads on here explaining just this but I will give a readers digest version.

LSD: Limited slip differential that many people cause a "posi traction". It is whats found under most muscle cars and 4x4 pickups. It spins 2 tires but make not immediately and you run into trouble when you got 1 in the air sometimes. A aftermarket example would be a detriot tru-trac.

3 Main types of Lockers:

Selectable: ARB, OX, Elocker, etc. They are open differential meaning only 1 wheel spins unless they are engaged by air, cable, electricity, etc. in which they become a locker, really more of a spool since both wheel spins. Most expensive option. Best option for snow, etc. and great option for trail..only need lockers when you need them. Lets you turn a little easier when you dont.

Automatic Locker: Detriot Soft locker, etc. They operate by gearing or clutches. What people have used for several decades. Both wheels spin.

Lunchbox Locker: Replaces the spider gears (and some lsd's) with a locker that acts very similar to a automatic but maybe not quite as well behaved. Cheapest option. Examples are aussie, lockright, spartan, etc. It is a true locker.

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