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Old 08-01-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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What are some of the best all around working lockers and which would be better, front or rear?

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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I just put an aussie in my front dana 30 haven't had a chance to test it out but it gets good reviews and only cost me 247 and some change and a couple hours to install

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After some research ARB air locker seems to be the most bulletproof. Plus you need an onboard compressor. Ox locker next, but seems that not many care for the cable actuation. Automatic locker is way more affordable, but not the best choice if your jeep is also your daily driver.
Rear locker is the preferred axle if you are only doing one at a time. I'm only doing the rear right now because I'm slow building as I get the $$.
Just bought ARB Locker off Americanfourwheeler.com for $795 plus $25 shipping. Nobody else can even come close to that price.
Good luck on your build.
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Depends on what he has in the rear as to which he should put in my jeep has lsd in the rear which actually functions very well which is why I didn't mess with the rear yet, and also from what I have read the rear shouldn't be an auto if its ur dd but the front can, my aussie barely makes any noise at all and it only makes those slight noises in very sharp turns this is because it only locks when power is applied to it, meaning when it is in 4wd so in 2wd it acts basicly as an open diff except in tight turns
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Has anyone heard anything about Powertrax no-slip lockers?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:06 PM   #6
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I got the dana 44 in rear but dont think i have lsd
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Powertrax is supposed to be another good brand if I'm correct its almost identical to the aussie
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And u can call the dealer and give ur vin and they can tell u if u have a traclok
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I like my alburn possie locker only negative is it doesnt handle axle breaks very well as it has a electromagnetic coil that love to pick up any and all metal
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Ill def call to find that out, but if i dont which would be better for the mud front or rear lockers? I plan on doing both eventually but i too am slowly building
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I like my alburn possie locker only negative is it doesnt handle axle breaks very well as it has a electromagnetic coil that love to pick up any and all metal
Yea I bet that does suck, I been looking at the auburn etched for the rear when I get the $ but I ain't sure yet prolly gonna get a different axle instead of building what I got
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Mine did work for a month after axle exploded but after taking it all apart and changing oil 3 times its starting to work again for the front or rear locker question do the back it is better place start
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Didnt work*
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:45 PM   #14
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K thanks for the input
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With a d35 do the back second after an axle swap. If its a d44 do it first with an ARB. Problem solved.
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What are some of the best all around working lockers and which would be better, front or rear?
You do not mention what axle you have in the back but you are running 35 inch tires. If you have the dana 35 you are risking a broken axle somewhere down the line.

It also depends on the terrain you drive in. If you drive in snow or ice you should consider the selectable lockers like the ARB. I do not drive in those conditions and I run the Detroit in the back and the Lock Rite up front and I really like this set up. Any lunch box locker will be fine up front and will have no ill effects when driving in 2 wheel drive. You certainly need to upgrade the rear axle if you decide to put any locker in.
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I got the dana 44 in rear but dont think i have lsd
He says he has a d44
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He says he has a d44
I see now. I guess he should have put this information in his first post as well as his profile.
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Any lunch box locker will be fine up front and will have no ill effects when driving in 2 wheel drive.
Did not know this. I might have to reconsider my plans for front and rear Detroit E-Lockers. I always thought you needed selectable up front.
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Did not know this. I might have to reconsider my plans for front and rear Detroit E-Lockers. I always thought you needed selectable up front.
I thought the same thing until I was reading a thread on here had been savin up for a while to get a selectable and low and behold I can use an auto, actually had enough saved up to get the locker oil new seals and everything and still had some money left over and I was only half way to the selectable
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Did not know this. I might have to reconsider my plans for front and rear Detroit E-Lockers. I always thought you needed selectable up front.
nope, but with a full time locker in the front, and IF you drive it on snow covered roads in 4wd , say to work school etc, you will find that steering can be difficult to the point of you slap it back in 2wd. thus this a one reason why folks run a selectable up front.

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