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best locker for 8.8?

whats the best bang for the buck locker for a 28 spline 8.8?
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do you dd your truck?
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I'd go with a front locker. I'm really wanting one right now.
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Locking the IFS D35 with 34s is asking for trouble, he is better off locking the rear.

I have heard really things about the powertrax no-slip.
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LockRight.
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Locking the IFS D35 with 34s is asking for trouble, he is better off locking the rear.

I have heard really things about the powertrax no-slip.
Eff that. Locked front is way better than locked rear. I had mine locked on 35s and never had trouble, and while I didn't downright abuse it I definitely wasn't easy on it.
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also interested in this and i DD my truck.
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Eff that. Locked front is way better than locked rear.
Exactly what I was thinking. My main reason for locked front is because I don't want my tires getting torn up around corners if I had to get on it or something.
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what selectable locker is it that is a l/s when unlocked but a locker when you switch it.
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Aussie locker front and L/S rear is the way to go.
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yeah its my DD... I dont abuse my truck, but i go take it out on some rough trails, rock crawling, mud holes and hills. maybe a L/S rear and locked front??? idk i need input lol
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yeah its my DD... I dont abuse my truck, but i go take it out on some rough trails, rock crawling, mud holes and hills. maybe a L/S rear and locked front??? idk i need input lol
That's what I plan on going with. Do you have factory L/S?
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nope... shes open! lol
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Locked front AND rear FTW. I've only had mine out once with the L/S front and I want my damn locked front back!
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I break cvs with an open front, there is no way i would ever lock it
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ARB for the rear, hands down.
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ive never broken a cv... ARB is a little more than what i want to spend. but then again i do want a selectable locker
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If you want a selectable locker you're going to have to spend some money then. If you did something like an ARB then it could lead to more things and MAYBE save some money later on down the road depending on what your plans are.
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ARB for the rear, hands down.
That is in no way, shape, or form considered a "bang for the buck" locker.


Lock Right it in the ***.





I find myself wanting more front traction out wheeling after being locked in the back. But in all honesty, I simply don't need a front locker. I'm holding out for the Torsen for the front only if it's reasonably priced.

You all have most likely read my rants on an auto locker(aussie, lockright, detroit, noslip) in a manual DD truck. I'll save you this time. You autos have it nice.
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Selectable would be awesome, just hard to justify that $700 price tag IMO unless you wheel it hard every weekend and DD it, then maybe.
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I'm holding out for the Torsen for the front only if it's reasonably priced.
Is it going to be a repeat like the rear and just blow up?
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i mean the wheeling i do i think i will be fine with a locked rear. the trails ive done so far which are pretty challenging i did just fine open all around and in 4wd low so locked *** will be fine i tihnk... how is it for daily driving?
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i mean the wheeling i do i think i will be fine with a locked rear. the trails ive done so far which are pretty challenging i did just fine open all around and in 4wd low so locked *** will be fine i tihnk... how is it for daily driving?
You'd do great with a locked front as well. Do it do it do it LOL
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locked front and rear is too much for it being a DD and wheeling once a month

unless i get ARBs, but thats too much coin imo.
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No I'm saying just do a locked front. Then you don't have to worry about your rear tires getting chewed up at all. Locked front and open rear would get you through anything you would ever want to do.
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