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^^See...Joe's like me. DD and occasional trail ride. I did my hardest wheeling when I was still open in the Ranger. You'll benefit greatly from installing a Lock Right, Joe. I say go for it.


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Is it going to be a repeat like the rear and just blow up?
Not according to the test models they beat the living **** out of. The only blowing up ones are the Ford spec T2's found in the early L2 rear axles. Those problems have been fixed. Several other OEM's use T2's and never had problems. Just the early Ford spec ones in our application.
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a locker in the front wont do anything when not in 4wd right? it would be ok for DDing??
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Right. And it would be perfect for DD. As far as I know anyways. I mean, somebody correct me if I'm wrong here?
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I like my Eaton Posi Track. Not a full locker but it gets the job done and is great for a DD. Not to pricey either
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^^See...Joe's like me. DD and occasional trail ride. I did my hardest wheeling when I was still open in the Ranger. You'll benefit greatly from installing a Lock Right, Joe. I say go for it.




Not according to the test models they beat the living **** out of. The only blowing up ones are the Ford spec T2's found in the early L2 rear axles. Those problems have been fixed. Several other OEM's use T2's and never had problems. Just the early Ford spec ones in our application.
They have any kind of idea or pricing for it yet? When's it supposed to be out?
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who makes the lock-right? and how much do they normally run?
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Powertrax. Not sure on price though.
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who makes the lock-right? and how much do they normally run?
Does your Google not work?
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Anybody know of a good place to buy a front locker?
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google works... something called lazyness in moving the mouse over to the search bar lol
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LOL Don't worry Joe, I took care of it for you.
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hahaha thanks... average price seems to be around 270ish may look into it
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a locker in the front wont do anything when not in 4wd right? it would be ok for DDing??
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Right. And it would be perfect for DD. As far as I know anyways. I mean, somebody correct me if I'm wrong here?
A front locker is great for a DD. However, an Aussie is always locked and "rachets" so that you can easily make turns. Other than the clicking noise on turns I don't even know that the locker is there.
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I first installed a rear locker in the sport trac, and then installed a front locker about a year later. Both aussie lockers which are lunchbox automatic lockers like the lockrite. The truck was automatic, daily driver, weekend wheeler.
I would absolutely lock the rear before messing with the front. It doesn't chew up tires bad, especially with the rear of the ranger being so light. Rotate them every 3-5k miles and they will wear will, very even as well.
A locker in the front isn't noticeable in 2wd, but it hinders steering a lot of 4x4, and you can just feel the stress on everything when you are making turns in 4x4, even in mud/sand/snow. Even off the throttle my steering was heavy with the front locker in 4x4. Snow driving with a front locker is very awkward and I probably wouldn't run another autolocker up front on a daily driver if I were to regularly encounter snow.

Think about weight distribution on the ranger. Every time you flex the truck to the point where it lifts a tire, is it the front or rear that comes off the ground? The rear of course. The front still gets traction to the ground because both tires on the ground, whereas the rear will sit and spin with one tire off the ground. Plus the extra traction from the rear is great on the pavement as well, or even in 2wd on gravel or offroad, you will need 4x4 much less often making it more maneuverable. With an open rear, you need 4x4 much more often and steering sucks with the front locker.

The autolockers are smooth with automatic transmissions, a lot of us have review them here and there is a lot of info out there.
Don't get me wrong, front and rear lockers together are awesome, but I would definitely lock the rear first on a ranger.
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Haha Just what my truck needs, another noise. It would be worth it though. I think I know what I'll be trying to get for my birthday. LOL
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i think im gonna go with a rear locker for now...
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Joe you confuse me haha
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Joe you get a rear locker and I'll get a front one and then I'll make it up to Rausch Creek and we can wheel each others truck to see what one we like more. Haha
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Lock-Right in the rear and you'll be set! Shane and Brian have said it all.
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That is in no way, shape, or form considered a "bang for the buck" locker.
True, but I was answering the title. I guess I missed where it said best bang for the buck in the post. I still don't regret my ARB at all, but I already had on board air so the cost wasn't too awful bad.
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Get the No-Slip in stead of the Lock-Right. MUCH better on road manners! My brother and I have run both in multiple trucks, and the Powertrax No-Slip is the way to go.
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