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Aussie locker in rear?

I want to get an aussie locker for the front with manual hubs. I really want to get a rear locker too because with the open diff I am allways spinning my right rear tire on slippery or wet roads. My question is should i get an aussie locker for the rear? I don't want to shell out hundreds of dollars for an OX or E-locker or exspensive l/s. The only thing I am worried about is the driving charecteristics, especialy in the snow and ice.
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Unless you have swapped in an fx4 lvlII axle or an axle from an explorer then you can't put the aussie in the rear. Your factory axle is a 28 spline and aussie only makes theirs for the 31 spline axle. You can still get a powertrax lockright or no-slip though.
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I would highly recommend the no-slip from powertrax as it has better handling and driving characteristics than even a L/S rear on the street and will give you a true lock up because it is a locker.
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Is this the one you are talking about?
http://www.tellico4x4.com/product_in...oducts_id/2044
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Or the Lock-Right is also a nice unit. Not as street friendly but less parts and cheaper.

http://www.tellico4x4.com/product_in...oducts_id/2210
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yes I have a lock-right in my truck and a no-slip in my girlfriends and the no-slip is just a better unit in every way. It may have a few more parts, but it won't break like a lock-right does because it doesn't use the small pins and springs.

and yes leadfoot, that is the no-slip.
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personally i chose the no-slip. i got one coming in the mail.
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lock-rite no-slip
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I had a no-slip but never installed it because I ended up with a great deal on a selectable. From visual inspection it looked like a high quality unit.
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