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i had a powertrax in the front of my truck. drove fine in 2wd, never locked up. only way i knew it was there in 2wd was the clickin on turns. guy who had it before me, same deal. guy who has it now, same thing.

properly installed lunchbox lockers do not lock up unless there is input torque from the driveshaft. if they locked up from feedback axle torque or axle speed differentiation, the would NEVER unlock.......what would be the point? may as well run a spool.
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Aha some backup. I knew I wasn't crazy.
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i have adapted to how i have to drive with the hubs locked in.. i could really care less on weather it unlocks or not.. i heard once upon a time that the bigger the tire the less likely it is to unlock or something?

you dont have manual hubs so idk what do tell you about weather mine is setup right or wrong haha.. but it doesnt bother me because i can just hop out and lock em in on dirt and not worry about it
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From their site
http://www.offroadlockers.com/faq.ph...5a3/c0f1/.html

Oh and i didn't see a locker for the 28 spline version.
http://www.offroadlockers.com/make.p.../f967/06/.html
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Justin (84socal) has Aussie front and rear in Yota with no problems at all even when the hubs are locked and he isn't in 4wd.
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how do I know if it's the dana 35 27 spline??
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it is
Aussie Locker XD-13535

and if it isnt.... then idk lol
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I was talking about the rear axle lockers.
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i was answering the guy right above me.. notice the lack of a quote box?
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sweet... ha. Any more info?
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So a few guys are saying that it's not engaged when in 2wd driving around town. When in 4x4 torque is applied and it's locked. It disengages when turning. Now Gil is saying that it's engaged all the time. I'm wondering who is right? I also plan on getting an Aussie front locker in a few months so any other input is appreciated. As time gets closer I'll call a few local trusted off-road shops and get their opinions.
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So a few guys are saying that it's not engaged when in 2wd driving around town. When in 4x4 torque is applied and it's locked. It disengages when turning. Now Gil is saying that it's engaged all the time. I'm wondering who is right? I also plan on getting an Aussie front locker in a few months so any other input is appreciated. As time gets closer I'll call a few local trusted off-road shops and get their opinions.
The Aussie locks only when torque is applied through the driveshaft so it never locks in 2WD. In 2WD, it is disengaged and allowed to ratchet while turning. The drag is so low that I can't see it having any significant effect on tire wear.

In 4WD, a front locker improves traction but can resist steering. The more traction you have, the more it wants to resist. In higher traction situations in 4x4, it will momentarily pull to one side as the locker engages under power. If you have good traction and your front tire diameters are even slightly mismatched by wear, it can continue to pull to one side.

An open diff puts a maximum of 50% of the available torque through either half shaft. A locker will double that maximum to 100%. Driven aggressively, Ranger half shafts can be damaged/broken with a completely stock truck. Adding a front locker pushes them way beyond the original design intent. Use caution or pay the price, especially when torque is multiplied by 2.48 in low range.

Open front diff:
- limited traction
- quiet
- does not affect steering
- less torque through the half shafts
- no added cost

Front locker:
- improved traction
- noticeable click while turning at low speeds
- wants to go more or less straight when locked in 4x4
- doubles torque through the half shafts and CVs
- costs about $250 for the kit plus installation cost (time or money)
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Does anyone make stronger axles? I was thinking about contacting driveshaftshop.com. I have used their axles before.
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Does anyone make stronger axles? I was thinking about contacting driveshaftshop.com. I have used their axles before.
If you contact them and get somehting worked out let us know.
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If you contact them and get somehting worked out let us know.
I'll try but more than likely they will have to see the truck.
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i over extended the inner part of my driverside one again.... so let me know if you find anything, if they're not too much i may need atleast a driver side one
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I would rather replace a driveshaft than a transfer case. Beefier axles could make BW1354 the weakest link.

I have an Aussie here waiting for me to get around to putting it in. There is also good info at explorerforum.com on them.

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but replacing them over and over gets really old really fast.. (ask me how i know) even if only paid the first time!(thank you life time warranty from Advance )

i think my current problem is that my LCA(s) are bent back a little bit from a few encounters with rocks.. making it so that the CV shaft has to go that much farther
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I just got a Aussie for mine today and will prolly be installing it next weekend...many pics to follow for those who care. Yes I have AVM's already so daily driving shouldnt be a problem.....off road I will surely find the next weak link....many more pics to follow.
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yes please have lots of pics!!
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.....halfway done so far! Complete front end removal in 2hours{doing ball joint and shocks also}. Prolly start a new thread once I finish to post all the pics.
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Cory, if your looking at a gear change as well......don't bother changing the rear gears, I could get ya an 8.8 4.10 ratio for $250, possibly $200. w/ 50k on it.
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I just got a Aussie for mine today and will prolly be installing it next weekend...many pics to follow for those who care. Yes I have AVM's already so daily driving shouldnt be a problem.....off road I will surely find the next weak link....many more pics to follow.
driver CV shaft haha
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i over extended the inner part of my driverside one again....
you fix your diff bracket situation yet?

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i think my current problem is that my LCA(s) are bent back a little bit from a few encounters with rocks.. making it so that the CV shaft has to go that much farther
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driver CV shaft haha
quit blamin the trucks problems on weak parts. you know you have issues that YOU have caused. stronger axles arent gonna help with over extending the joints. you would need to first correct your own issues, then get longer axles since you cannot run RCDs spacer.

im not sayin the CVs are bulletproof by any means, but yours are an exception; not the norm for strength.
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i KNOW stronger ones wont help..
i may say some stupid stuff but i know my truck.

the bent up LCAs can be the only thing i can think of, because in texas i wheeled the hell out of the truck before i left and never broke anything. i got here and have broke like 3 not doing anything hard..

the bracket got fixed yea, just bought a new one and its been in there since. i'm not gonna fix or buy new LCAs, im not gonna buy longer CV shafts, im not gonna buy stronger ones.. i have 2 fingers i can produce to show my feelings for IFS systems lol
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