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Old 11-22-2011
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Goodbye L/S, Rear Aussie Install

Finally got the time to install the Aussie locker I have had sitting around for the ranger for 3 months. Apart from a small fiasco with a Ford dealership and cutting my finger open on the ring gear everything went fairly smoothly. I haven't driven it a ton but so far it is very managable on the road and fun as hell!

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Swapping parts to the open carrier:


New carrier next to the garbage that I pulled out:



New carrier with the locker assembly begun:


Locker installed, ready to be cleaned and closed up:
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Nice! How long did it all take?

What was the hassle with the dealership?
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It took a few days because I didn't have the right carrier cross pin. There are two sizes for the 8.8, the ranger one is smaller than the exploders and the dealership was little help with that.
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It took a few days because I didn't have the right carrier cross pin. There are two sizes for the 8.8, the ranger one is smaller than the exploders and the dealership was little help with that.
Your truck is an Fx4...did you have to use the Ranger sized crosspin (IIRC is 3/4" diameter) or the Explorer sized crosspin (IIRC 7/8")?

I think when I did mine (a Powertrax No-Slip....operates the same basically) I used a 7/8" pin but I can't remember. I've slept since then I wanna buy a spare but want to be sure of what I am ordering....thanks!
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Mine is a 7/8" but I had to buy the open carrier separately and bought the 7/8" one. According to ford the stock fx4 ranger axle should have the 3/4"
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And a recent picture of the truck with my buddy's Audi:
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My truck is still sitting apart in my garage, and i came over to help you install that thing. That means you should come over and finish my truck. haha

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My truck is still sitting apart in my garage, and i came over to help you install that thing. That means you should come over and finish my truck. haha

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Soon man soon haha. Get the rest of your parts already!
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Sweet! You will either learn to really love it, or really hate it! lol
They are kind of a pain with a manual trans, but very tolerable with an automatic.
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Sweet! You will either learn to really love it, or really hate it! lol
They are kind of a pain with a manual trans, but very tolerable with an automatic.
So far I don't mind it at all with the manual trans. Takes a little getting used to but is definitely managable. I also tested it out after some rain the other day and had no wheel spin up any steep hills on the trails.
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