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Old 04-07-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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Non selectable front and rear lockers

So I got some front and rear lock rite lockers .....for free and installed long story short it's not my dd and I do tow it behind my Rv up to the mountains.....suggestions on driving it on snow?

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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remember its locked and drive slow. My YJ had a lock right front and a spool rear and its a little twitchy in the snow but in 4wd no worse then the dodge with no weight in the bed.

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Old 04-07-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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So I got some front and rear lock rite lockers .....for free and installed long story short it's not my dd and I do tow it behind my Rv up to the mountains.....suggestions on driving it on snow?
First, I like automatic lockers. I had automatic lockers in my previous TJ... a Detroit Locker in the rear and a Powertrax No-Slip locker in the front.

That said, I wouldn't install a Lockrite (or Aussie or EZ-Locker) into the rear of a Jeep due to its poor traits when in the rear axle and I especially wouldn't install a Lockrite into a Jeep I was planning on driving on icy or snow-covered trails unless the snow was deep. Automatic lockers are known as "low-side finders" on slippery off-camber trails due to their propensity to slide sideways toward the low side.

They'd be ok in deep snow but I wouldn't want to drive them on icy or slick streets/trails.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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I guess it depends on what you're used to. I drove snowpacked/ icy streets and off road in the snow with a Powr Lok in the rear of my CJ5 for 14 years. With the short wheel base and manual steering, locking the hubs on slick roads was mandatory because it would swap ends faster than I could correct for. That being said, I got used to it, and now with the open carrier in my TJ I feel helpless in the snow. I keep trying to supplement the steering with the throttle like I did with my LS and mostly can't. I, personally, would rather have a LS or locker most of the time in the snow. YMMV
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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Mind you I got this for free..... If I do chains in the front will I be alright ?
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