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2wd lockers to 4x4

so i dont know alot about lockers but i was just thinking, is there a way i can put a locker on my front and rear axles so that it drives stock-ish on road, it is a dd, then when i need it i can engage them and basically have a temp. 4x4 on my 08 2wd?

and sorry im sure theres a bunch of stuff and i searched it but it doesnt make alot of since to me.

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There's several different brands of lockers that you can turn on and off when you want. With a 2wd you can only get one for your rear axle. You can't make it 4 wheel drive with a locker, however with a locked rear axle on a 2wd you will get pretty much anywhere a 4x4 with open differentials would.
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ok so what brand would you recomend, and what should i look for when buying a locker, i want one i can engage when i want one like locking hubs?
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a locked rear axle on a 2wd you will get pretty much anywhere a 4x4 with open differentials would.
I'd really like to see that
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think i had superlift ones on my bronk back in the day. they worked pretty well when i'd use them.
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I'd really like to see that
Look at N3ELZ or whatever it was before the SAS.
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think i had superlift ones on my bronk back in the day. they worked pretty well when i'd use them.
Superlift makes lockers? Or are you talking about locking hubs?
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ok so what brand would you recomend, and what should i look for when buying a locker, i want one i can engage when i want one like locking hubs?
First what rear axle do you have? 8.8 or 7.5?
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Look at N3ELZ or whatever it was before the SAS.
"Still, it was never as capable as a full 4x4 and now that it is one, I know the difference."

out of his car domain lol
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Haha I know, he still did pretty decent with it though. With a good driver and flat ground you can keep up pretty good. Your still ****ed when it comes to hills though lol
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Haha I know, he still did pretty decent with it though. With a good driver and flat ground you can keep up pretty good. Your still ****ed when it comes to hills though lol
agreed lol. and OP, like 04blackedge said we need to know what axle you've got first

on your door jam look under "Axle" and post the code here and we can help you out if you're not sure whether its an 8.8 or 7.5 or you can look yourself here
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html
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im pretty sure its open 7.5, i used that link cause my door jam sticker said 87
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If you want to get seriously into it I would swap in a 31 spline 8.8 out of a explorer. I'm not sure if they even make selectable lockers for the 7.5. With the 31 spline 8.8 you have 3 main choices for selectable lockers.

The ARB air locker

ARB AIR LOCKER FORD 8.8 (RD81)

Eaton E-locker

Eaton E-Locker Ford 8.8" EAT19660

and the Auburn Ected

AUBURN ECTED FORD 8.8 LOCKER / POSI 545002
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whats the easiest way to identify a 31 spline 8.8 if im at a junkyard and what all do i need to take out with it?
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sorry, yea. it was the lockable hubs. OP disreguard my info.
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