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Old 05-10-2011, 08:26 AM   #1
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hey guys, i was gonna get a locker for my ford 8.8 and was wondering what you guys recommended, for a cheap but reliable locker, and if i got one for the rear do i have to get one for the front as well? I have a dana 30 front
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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You do not need to have one for the front as well. Now are you looking full time, selectable, or limited slip

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Old 05-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #3
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Mine is a daily driver and I am using the Detroit for my 8.8. Not cheap but are dependable. A friend went with a cheap and within 6 mos he was buying a detroit. Save up and spend the money right the 1st time.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:38 AM   #4
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Some guys swear by putting a locker in the front, because that is where all of the vehicles engine weight is supported. Makes sense, kind of.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:41 AM   #5
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Well that's fine but full time lockers get kinda hairy in snow! Now for full time locker detroit is the way to go and for selectable go arb for cheap go a lunchbox locker weaker but a lot cheaper I couldn't reccomend a certain brand for that though I heard a few good things about spartan lockers!
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I've run and abused Aussie lunch box lockers in a few axles never had an issue they are cheep and easy to set up.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #7
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There is no better auto locker on the market IMO then a Aussie.. There Cost + There Quality/Abillity to take a pounding and half for a long period of time = Winner
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^So, if I'm understanding this right, aussie lockers lock up when torque is applied to them, correct?

If so, then if I have one in the front, then the only time it will fully lock up is if I'm in 4WD, because the front axle is basically coasting all the time, correct?
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^So, if I'm understanding this right, aussie lockers lock up when torque is applied to them, correct?

If so, then if I have one in the front, then the only time it will fully lock up is if I'm in 4WD, because the front axle is basically coasting all the time, correct?
Yes aussie lockers along with all automatic lockers are activated when torque is applied.. Could be one of manny auto lockers you have up front though, might not be an aussie..
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^So, if I'm understanding this right, aussie lockers lock up when torque is applied to them, correct?

If so, then if I have one in the front, then the only time it will fully lock up is if I'm in 4WD, because the front axle is basically coasting all the time, correct?

you are correct

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