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aussie front locker

ok so i have the aussie front locker in my truck and i have blown 2 cv shafts....i am woundering if i should pull the locker out or keep it i wana off road the truck and not worry about that stupid cv shafts its not my dd anymore and i am not sure does the locker help alot i had only 1 ok test but it was just driving around in a lake....if i leave it in is there anyway not to stap a cv i want 4hi and lo....so my question is there any secrets to running this locker w/ the stock cvs.....
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improper tolerences for the locker install could cause this


weak cv's also cause this.


Talk to Matt(white 4x4 now solid axled ranger). I'm positive he'll chime in.
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I wheeled mine a couple times with the aussie in it before I sold it and never broke a shaft. One thing that will snap the shafts in a hurry is if you have the wheels cranked in low and step on the gas real hard. Also how much do you have your bars cranked, if you have them close to maxed out or maxed out that will cause issues too.
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ya turning the wheels and mashing it with lockers lol... not smart in general...
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I wheeled mine a couple times with the aussie in it before I sold it and never broke a shaft. One thing that will snap the shafts in a hurry is if you have the wheels cranked in low and step on the gas real hard. Also how much do you have your bars cranked, if you have them close to maxed out or maxed out that will cause issues too.
well i dont have t-bars i have the RCD w/ 35s.
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SO with an Aussie locked front end, I cant turn my wheels and get on it w/out breaking cv shafts????

So is an Aussie not a good DD item??
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SO with an Aussie locked front end, I cant turn my wheels and get on it w/out breaking cv shafts????

So is an Aussie not a good DD item??
You can't turn your wheels all the way and get on it when in 4wd.

As far as DD it can go either way from what I have seen.
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improper tolerences for the locker install could cause this


weak cv's also cause this.


Talk to Matt(white 4x4 now solid axled ranger). I'm positive he'll chime in.
I'm alllll over it

mine wasn't setup right, like he was saying so i was basically running a spool in the front axle... yea yea not the best idea but i didn't care, it was just a different style of driving to get used to.

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well i dont have t-bars i have the RCD w/ 35s.
yep.. have fun i went through plenty, but i was also being stupid

Just go to Advance Auto Parts.. Lifetime warranty, I only bought one for each side and got 5-6 driver side ones for free. Hell both the old ones in the bed of my truck are messed up, so I'm thinking of exchanging them and selling them

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SO with an Aussie locked front end, I cant turn my wheels and get on it w/out breaking cv shafts????

So is an Aussie not a good DD item??
on our trucks (98-00) you can get manual hubs and be fine.
just dont turn the wheels to either lock and get on it.. you WILL shatter the casing if you're not careful.

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As far as DD it can go either way from what I have seen.
he's got manual hubs so its not biggie if it was a DD.
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he's got manual hubs so its not biggie if it was a DD.
What are those?
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Shoot I've romped on mine pretty hard and haven't broke a shaft, yet....
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so would an aussie be ok with my 02 and still have it be a dd?
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If ur at stock height(which ur avatar shows) and have even a/t tires no its not worth it to get a locker. U'll high center long before those tires will need to catch solid ground on both sides.
Iv'e got a locker in the rear and it works like a charm.
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There have been times where a front locker would have come in handy when I offroad and I'm at stock height.
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I'm alllll over it

mine wasn't setup right, like he was saying so i was basically running a spool in the front axle... yea yea not the best idea but i didn't care, it was just a different style of driving to get used to.



yep.. have fun i went through plenty, but i was also being stupid

Just go to Advance Auto Parts.. Lifetime warranty, I only bought one for each side and got 5-6 driver side ones for free. Hell both the old ones in the bed of my truck are messed up, so I'm thinking of exchanging them and selling them



on our trucks (98-00) you can get manual hubs and be fine.
just dont turn the wheels to either lock and get on it.. you WILL shatter the casing if you're not careful.





he's got manual hubs so its not biggie if it was a DD.

Dang man, thats toast.....i gotcha just not in 4wd...Okay then...im golden
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Dang man, thats toast.....i gotcha just not in 4wd...Okay then...im golden
i think that one was actually taken in a parking lot..

both manual hubs were broken so i was rockin stock hubs that i had modified to always be locked in a while back.. the wheel got pulled outa my hands when i was backing up, went to lock and pop!

fawkin parking lots.


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If ur at stock height(which ur avatar shows) and have even a/t tires no its not worth it to get a locker. U'll high center long before those tires will need to catch solid ground on both sides.
Iv'e got a locker in the rear and it works like a charm.
no.. just no
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There have been times where a front locker would have come in handy when I offroad and I'm at stock height.
a locker can always help..
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My truck was a DD and put about 5,000 miles on it with out any problems. In the winter I felt that the truck was more predictable in 4wd with the locker in the front. As for not have T-bars what I was getting at if your cv's are running at a high angle you will have problems as they don't like it.
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I've run a no-slip in my front end going on five years now w/out problems. Some issues though have arisen:

1) Some wandering
2) Torn CV boots
3) Tire cupping
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how am i going to know if the locker was not installed right??
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umm it should ratchet if its correctly installed
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you wont be able to turn for ****!

like at slow speeds with the hubs locked in on pavement you would need to crank on the steering wheel.. but i wouldn't advise trying it there lol


you will know..
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hmm.....so if i have my hubs locked but in 2wd, should i still be careful when turning and stuff?
or should i only be careful when locked in 4wd?
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hmm.....so if i have my hubs locked but in 2wd, should i still be careful when turning and stuff?
or should i only be careful when locked in 4wd?
if you have avm hubs and there in unlocked mode the cv's and front axle isnt not turning so there will be no problems
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What about live axle?
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Gotcha. Thanks.
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What about live axle?
live axle being the t-case is disconnected the locker is not getting any input force so it will not act like a locked but more like an open diff..
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