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Old 02-13-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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Locker questions

I am thinking of putting a locker in the front of my jeep (still factory axles with 4.10 gears) and It is my dd. I drive it to trails and everywhere. Should I do it and if so what kind of locker? Arb air locker or Aussie locker?

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Old 02-13-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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I would do the ARB, I have them & have never been sorry, the selectable lockers are the way to go if it's a dd. So do you alreday have them in the rear? if not then just do the rear & leave the front

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I personally would go with a front Aussie. If you're still pretty stock it will be a win/win upgrade since you have the CAD Dana 30. When in 2WD you won't even notice it on the street, but will be more helpful than just about anything else on the trails. I personally think a front locker is more ideal because I like the wheels that are directing the Jeep to be the ones with the most control.

Selectables are great and offer more control, but are expensive/more complicated. If you have plans for down the road to swap in TJ shafts then a selectable would be ideal, but since I decided to keep the CAD I went with a Lock Right in the front and absolutely love it.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:23 AM   #4
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What about wheel binding when doing sharp turns in a parking lot?
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Wont happen when in 2wd. I am huge supporter of aussie. But for a dd when driving on snowy roads any auto locker in the front means no 4wd on those roads as it causes major over or understeer witch is dangerous. If u go aussie front be prepaired to not use 4x4 on the road again.. That being said I have friends who run aussie front and are fine durring the winter in 2x4.. I'm gona say bite the bullet a go ARB.. But with that said aussie is ur best choice for a auto locker if you do go the auto locker route

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Old 02-15-2011, 01:06 AM   #6
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You would only bind in the front if you had it in 4WD on dry pavement. Which would happen regardless of having a front locker or not. The only time when 4WD should be used is if there's a loss of traction. Whereas if you put the locker in the rear it would/could lock on you during a turn and bind up, whether in 4WD or 2WD. No chance of that happening with the front locker.

Since you have a 1994 that still looks to be mostly stock you should still have the vacuum disconnect in your D30. Even if the front differential were welded once the disconnect lets go when you shift back to 2WD you have a separated axle again.
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^ I love that explanation on binding. Nicely put mitch..

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