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That's why I'll only lock the rear of my Ranger. The front-end can't handle it.
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That's why I'll only lock the rear of my Ranger. The front-end can't handle it.

maybe the stock front end...



James aka twoplusone has had a locker in for over a year and never busted a half shaft...
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just put a SFA under there then there shouldnt be any issues...
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That's why I'll only lock the rear of my Ranger. The front-end can't handle it.
I had to take out my lock-right in the rear, it chewed itself up... I havent changed my sig yet because Im still in denial that i drive a 1 wheel drive truck now...
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just put a SFA under there then there shouldnt be any issues...
I have a solid front axle in my offroad rig that will handle just about anything.
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That's why I'll only lock the rear of my Ranger. The front-end can't handle it.
Front locker for over a year still nothing broken. Daily driver and 33 boggers when wheeling.


I can't believe it only took you a month to break a cv axle. You knew it and I know it, the weak link is the cv axle. I know that will be the first thing to break on my. But it does sound like you were working it pretty hard the day b4. Which locker do you have? No-slip, or loc-right?

Nice repair!!
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lock right equivalent, and thanks!!
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Not to be nit-picky, but its an 8" Axle. And it can hold up to 35 or 37" tires no problem. I've even seen people running 39.5s. I guess its all how you drive it.
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Seen guys break the landcruiser axles too, in the pit. I have seen more 30 spline birfs shatter than 30 spline d44's(jeeps and chevys). You may want to look into a set of longfields or newfields(which are actually considered high strength cv axles) if you are looking for strength.

A pic of the pit(under Maui Rockcrawler):http://www.nakolo4x4.com

My truck has been in other parts of the pit(soft sand with some rocks, hill climbs etc), but it will never see the rock pit, if it wants to stay alive. BTW, most of the guys here with toys, that do off road, know their stuff. If they break something, it is because of fatigue and or failure, not because of their lack of skill and/or ability.

I know I'll eventually get some breakage and have to replace the OE axles, and I'll look into the Longfields/Newfields when I do. Thanks for the tip
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Can i get a "what what" for not having cv's anymore!

That sucks man, i blew one, without a locker :)
yea i blew two with no locker
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