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Old 05-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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So I'm wanting to lock the front and rear... What's a good locker to get? As far as installing them... Is it a difficult job?

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Old 05-14-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Use the search bar. There are plenty of threads about it

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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What do you use your Jeep for?

Why do you think you need a locker?

Theres different types of lockers and each one acts different on and off road.
Automatic lockers(Detroit), full spool, mini spool, weld, selectable (ARB, Eton E, OX), Limited Slip, and ratchet style drop in lockers (Spartan, Aussie).

As far as install goes. Full case lockers (Selectable, Automatice, LSD) will require you to reset up your gears. This can be very costly depending on the shop. And shouldn't be attempted with out the proper tools, and knowlage.

A cheap route would be the ratchet style lockers like Aussie, Spartan, Lockrite. These replace your spider gears with a ratch style. Install can be easy and done with common hand tools. These can be loud and sometimes unpredictable on road. As they lock and unlock as you go around corners, and release and apply torque.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #4
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So I'm wanting to lock the front and rear... What's a good locker to get? As far as installing them... Is it a difficult job?
I second Banks's post, lockers are very complex and require a ton of research. What do you use your Jeep for is the biggest question. If you see mainly street driving, you'll want to look into a selectable locker over a LSD or ratchet style.

As for the installation aspect,most lockers will need you to set up your gears and that is a precise job requiring special tools and lots of patience. This can get to be expensive depending on the shop you choose to have them installed.

There are a ton of threads about this exact topic out there. This thread is one of the best out there. It should give you all the answers you'll need.
Why do I need a locker?

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