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aussie locker??

I found one for 240 bucks plus shipping and i have some?s about them i have manual hubs so that wont be problem for when im in 2wd but say i need to drive on the highway in 4wd will this cause any problem like if its snowy and i have that in. will it help me get around better in the snow i dont offroad much but i was almost stuck to many times this winter and i got stuck last weekend offroading and if i would of had the front locked i would of been fine. so will this b ok to have for on the highway and snowy roads where you need 4wd and stuff like that?
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Get thee to the web or search here. We've talked about it, and the Aussie Locker website has a FAQ discussing this.
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its gonna drive alot different and it will steer not too well with a front locker.
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so dont get one it will suck *** in the snow?
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People have answered that question on this board already. Do you refuse then to search?
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wow... this forum rox lol.. just answer his question man.. if not then stop posting and let some one else do it, your not gona change the world by being a dick..
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really tell me about it holy **** im sitting at work ushualy i would search and sometimes it doesnt always work. and im sry you have everything figure out and dont have ?s like everyone else you telling everyone to use the search isnt going to work it just pisses people off.
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so dont get one it will suck *** in the snow?
on packed snow it will not be your friend. its gonna drive way different. that is all im saying.

I am going to be driving on snow with 37s locked front and rear with 4wd engaged its just a learning curve. i dont really care how good it does on the road.

What tires are you running? Maybe that would be a better investment than a front locker? Just throwing out ideas.
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heres my list for the summer Zack


1. Explorer axle with 3.73s and l/s
2. 3 inch body lift
3. 32in bfg all terrains
4. aussie front locker
5. 2 in lift coils
6. lift shackels

it will make it a nice offroad machine and good on road too.




BTW i love your truck Zack did you get to drive it yet?
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I'm still driving it with the D30 I will for a few more weeks.
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not bad so do you think my set up will be decent or what?
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should be. i dont know much about the TTB suspension. sorry.
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its ok i like it tho
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why not skip the BL and put a suspension lift on?
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id be carfull with the locker, stock parts tend to break when locked.. just take it easy if your stuck... especialy locking the front..

i seem to get ervery ware i need to go with both front and rear opend but i do have problems doing some hillclimbs, im hard on my tranny i know if i lock the front im gona break somthing, im even hesitent about locking the rear...

after some 33's and a lift ill think about it but right now i cant risk breaking somthing offroading, this is my DD.. and ask the guys i go wheeling with my truck holds its own very well.. id say get an LSD but you will mostlikly be disapointed if you do alot of offroading..

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so will this b ok to have for on the highway and snowy roads where you need 4wd and stuff like that?
A front locker changes the way your steering behaves on snowy roads (and dirt too). In 4WD, the locker re-engages every time you get into the throttle which means it also must resynchronize left to right each time. The result is usually a momentary and relatively minor pull to one side as the side plates mesh.

The above assumes that your front tire diameters and inflation are very close to the same. If the rolling diameter of one side is even slightly smaller than the other, you will have a significant constant pull to that side under power.

I had severe pull until I measured around my tires and picked a pair with matching circumferences for the front. I no longer get the continuous pull but the momentary pull is still there when it locks on accel.

My tires are all the same nominal size and type but they have noticeably different wear due to a couple of warranty replacements at different times. So, there are basically three different diameters present - this makes tire rotation difficult with the front locker because there is only one pair that matches closely enough to use up front.
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why not skip the BL and put a suspension lift on?
well i cant aford the 1600 for the 6 inch lift i want. that is after college.


thanks guys for all your responces since i do have manual hubs i think im guna end up getting one this summer. i like the idea of point the wheels where to go and they will go there.
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Get a rear locker before you bother with a front, especially if you don't offroad much.
I have only had a few chances to use my front locker since I installed it, but the average driver wouldn't like it. I haven't had it in the snow with the front locker.
The rear, however, is great. I love the way it works on snow and ice, but it takes getting used to.
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well i cant aford the 1600 for the 6 inch lift i want. that is after college.


thanks guys for all your responces since i do have manual hubs i think im guna end up getting one this summer. i like the idea of point the wheels where to go and they will go there.
ttb is not that much for a lift.

anyways, Ive never had a problem with lockers in snow, dont be an idiot and thick how they function and you are fine.

also, youre nothing special, search like everyone else next time
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http://superlift.com/Catalog.asp?P=K700&V=188


they are too 1500 to 1600 bucks for the one i want. this isnt the one i want thats only 5.5 inches i want a 6 or 8 inch with everything like radius arms and rear leafs and that includes shocks and the whole deal.
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since it seems people started answering your questions.
it will change how you drive, mine is setup wrong, hence why i only used it once this winter

offroad i absolutly loved my locker, it made stuff 10x easier!

but when you get stuck, you just have one more tire to dig your grave..
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for me, I plan on getting an aussie locker for the front. When I have to drive in the snow I'm only going to lock one of my front hubs if I can't drive with both locked. I know people say it puts more stress on it and such but I'm only going to be driving on the road in the snow. Not beating on it or anything.
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you dont want to do that

it pulls like a ****
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wow... this forum rox lol.. just answer his question man.. if not then stop posting and let some one else do it, your not gona change the world by being a dick..
Heres an idea , Use the search button and count how many active threads are on the topic of lockers . Then you will se why we say search , after that look up this list and you will understand the use of the Search button .

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You would be very wise to not run your truck locked in 4wd on an icey road .
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dude if you want to ***** about the search crap do it in someone else thread i have a ? and it got answered holy **** go ***** to someone who cares.
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