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Aussie locker

OK i did a LIL research on doin an aussie locker up front. I know absolutley nothing about'em or excatly what all i'd need. here's what i found, any input on ,if is the right one and what all else i'd need would be appreciated, or if there is something better! Thanks!! I'm basically wanting something that will work with the electric 4X4 system that i have currently and not lookin to swap alot of stuff out.

http://aussielocker.com/item.php/TM4...6/106014/.html

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yes thats the right one. i dont think you need an gear install kit but then again idk.


You will be very happy with it Jason (chevyslayer925) has on and i was very impressed from what i saw it do.
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I love mine and for the price you can't beat it. It was a piece of cake to install...I have a D44...yours will be a little more work. You don't need anything extra except a feeler gauge to check a couple tolerances. The tolerances must be in spec in order for the locker to function properly. I've had mine in for about 4 years now and not one problem
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Do it! I love mine and it was pretty easy to install. No gear install kit needed. I had to pull the carrier and ring gear on mine because of the 4.88 ratio, but I don't think you'd have that problem. I already had the axle out of my truck since I was doing the 4x4 conversion, but I think getting the axle in and out is gonna be the hardest part of the install.
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get a micrometer or feeler gauges.
Yes the hardest part is dropping the diff, but its not that bad.
There is a time saving tip too, you dont have to pull the left axle nut off.
Pull the driveshaft, right wheel and axlenut, right brakes, outer rod end, sway bar endlink, upper balljoint and pull the axleshaft out.
Then unbolt the diff and slide it away from the left halfshaft while popping it free of the retaining clip.
Saves a bit of labor.
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get a micrometer or feeler gauges.
Yes the hardest part is dropping the diff, but its not that bad.
There is a time saving tip too, you dont have to pull the left axle nut off.
Pull the driveshaft, right wheel and axlenut, right brakes, outer rod end, sway bar endlink, upper balljoint and pull the axleshaft out.
Then unbolt the diff and slide it away from the left halfshaft while popping it free of the retaining clip.
Saves a bit of labor.
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LOL!!! Oh boy!! Im mechanically inclined but never done any 4x4 work before. Sounds like i may have to take a weekend trip somewhere to someone who knows what there doin!! I know how to do the feller gauges, used to adjust lifters on honda's and what not but, hmmmmmmmm.

and what was it sayin about the chevy 350 lifter spring??
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it says its only good up to 06
so it wont work in my 07?
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I want one too. I've read great things about them and ease of install. Aussie will even go through the install with you over the phone from what I've heard.
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i have one and love it, one of the best things i did
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it says its only good up to 06
so it wont work in my 07?
If you look at the date at the bottom of the web page, you'll see that they haven't updated it in a few years. I'm sure it would work in your 07.
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okay cool, i woulda been surprised if they did change the front diff from 06-07 lol
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And here you go for the front diff removal how-to... (yes the explorer is the same) http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...85#post1919785

And the earlier part of removing the axle nut and pulling the CV out. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=187964

I bought a used front diff that was already geared and locked so it was a quick swap deal. But I installed the aussie in the rear end and it was no big deal. If you can follow basic instructions you can do it. I'd give you a hand sometime but it's a bit of a drive! lol
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HMMMM thanks for the info brian, I always keep forgettin about RPS lol!! that doesnt look too bad, and i dont drive it much so i can afford a lil down time during the learnin process....lol. and i like doin my own work so i know its done right and i know what the heck is what...lol!!
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Glad this thread was posted, I was thinking of getting an aussie locker and doing this my self as well, but didn't know what all would take place.
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how does it work with the live front axle? does it ratchet around corners or anything? im considering this locker as well
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With no torque applied to the front diff in 2wd, the locker is transparent and you don't feel it at all. You will occasionally hear it click when making slow tight turns in a parking lot. Heavier oil will quiet it down a little. I got used to it, having them front and rear. It wasn't super loud, but you could hear it with the window down.
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With no torque applied to the front diff in 2wd, the locker is transparent and you don't feel it at all. You will occasionally hear it click when making slow tight turns in a parking lot. Heavier oil will quiet it down a little. I got used to it, having them front and rear. It wasn't super loud, but you could hear it with the window down.
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Awesome I'm going to buy one, oh before i forget their isn't a difference between the fx4 package and regular 4x4 is their?
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Is your limited slip in the rear a Torsen?
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Front diff is the same.
They don't make a locker for the 28 spline 8.8, and with the 31 spline 8.8 you would need a new (open) carrier.
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yeah Jeff it is, the front axle is a dana 35 the site although out dated said that they made one for the 27 spline front axle
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oh by the way the rear is a 31 spline, just wanting the locker for the front if they have it
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Ahh yeah missed that lol.
Front they do have it. The front diff does not change for the front on any 4x4 ranger
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thats cool Jeff man, the torsen limited slip works well, its almost like its a posi rear end, I have to be carefull when taking off too fast it will sling around on me, thats why I only want the locker for the front.
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so what exactly does a locker do? and how do you know what rear axle you have? all ik is that i have 4.10 gears. and how do you know what size is up front.
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