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Old 10-24-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Lockers

Ok please educate me.

What are lockers?
Where do they go on the Jeep?
Should I look into getting lockers?

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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Hi,

simple explanation is that a "locker" locks both axle shafts (left and right of the differential) to rotate together.

HowStuffWorks "Locking and Torsen"

also read up on how the differential works and it's purpose.

As to if you need them or not depends on where your going and if your axles and the other internals can handle it. Get some seat time on some trails. Go with someone who has experience off road and with lockers... try following them... then decide

Be ready to pay for upgrades and repairs

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Ok please educate me.

What are lockers?
Where do they go on the Jeep?
Should I look into getting lockers?

thanks.
Lockers are places where you can store your gym clothes in or various other things. They are kind of tall, Idk where you would put them. If you need storage space, yes.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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Try this article I wrote years ago... it explains lockers and what they do.

Click on What? Why do I need a locker? I thought I had 4WD!
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Try this article I wrote years ago... it explains lockers and why we need them.

Click on What? Why do I need a locker? I thought I had 4WD!
Yeah, I would listen to him. He looks like he knows a couple of things.
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You can get through some pretty tough terrain and obstacles without lockers. You have to carefully pick your line and know when to gas and when to back up and try again. With lockers, just go.
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With lockers, just go.
If only it were that easy on the trails I enjoy.
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If only it were that easy on the trails I enjoy.
True, but it is much easier than without lockers.

One of these days I'm going to come out to the left coast. I thought I'd be doing mudding over here but the closets ORP is all rock from glaciers. Time to armor up, then lock 'em for me.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:29 PM   #10
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Lockers are usually helpful - but once in a while they can be a detriment too. Like sometimes you need the wheels to be able to turn independently.

That's why selectable lockers are best.

Like a good wife with a switch on the back of her neck - when you've had enough, flip the switch.
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if you dont even know where to put a locker on your jeep then i doubt you are wheeling hard enough to need/want a locker..kinda like an eskimo buying flip flops..
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if you dont even know where to put a locker on your jeep then i doubt you are wheeling hard enough to need/want a locker..kinda like an eskimo buying flip flops..
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if you dont even know where to put a locker on your jeep then i doubt you are wheeling hard enough to need/want a locker..kinda like an eskimo buying flip flops..
I see you skipped over the part that the member was asking to be educated, not lectured on what he does or does not need . I will guess that at some point in time you didn't know what a locker was either and had to be educated on them.

Back on topic folks.
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I see you skipped over the part that the member was asking to be educated, not lectured on what he does or does not need . I will guess that at some point in time you didn't know what a locker was either and had to be educated on them.

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Ok please educate me.

What are lockers?
Where do they go on the Jeep?
Should I look into getting lockers?

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I see you skipped over the part that the member was asking to be educated, not lectured on what he does or does not need . I will guess that at some point in time you didn't know what a locker was either and had to be educated on them.

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Ok please educate me.

What are lockers?
Where do they go on the Jeep?
Should I look into getting lockers?

thanks.


Actually...Lets all take a look at what was said and why it was an issue. My hope is that members understand we are here to help one another in a productive way. Consider this education if you will.

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if you dont even know where to put a locker((calling another members intelligence into question, rather arrogent wouldn't you say, and some might consider it a personal attack, which is not something we tolerate.) on your jeep then i doubt you are wheeling hard enough to need/want(Again, with the superior attitude and somehow knowing what someone else needs before getting all the facts) a locker..kinda like an eskimo buying flip flops..
Bottom, line if someone asks for information about something they are wanting to understand, purchase etc, offer them the information, ask questions of your own, don't simply tell them that if they don't even know what it is or how it works that they don't have a use for it.
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4Jeepn makes a very good point, bet most of you even had to learn to drive at some point in your life... Just sayin'
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except Jerry, bet he was born AIS (a** in seat)
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Actually...Lets all take a look at what was said and why it was an issue. My hope is that members understand we are here to help one another in a productive way. Consider this education if you will.

Bottom, line if someone asks for information about something they are wanting to understand, purchase etc, offer them the information, ask questions of your own, don't simply tell them that if they don't even know what it is or how it works that they don't have a use for it.
Put you on blast.
Lol

But seriously. Lockers are about as usefull as a winch for getting you in stuck in some situations. When I wheel I like bieng off camber. And when only 2 wheels are on the ground. Lockers are da shiz, so glad mine came with selectables on both axles.
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Put you on blast.
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But seriously. Lockers are about as usefull as a winch for getting you in stuck in some situations. When I wheel I like bieng off camber. And when only 2 wheels are on the ground. Lockers are da shiz, so glad mine came with selectables on both axles.
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