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As Shane said the big difference is the tranny. A manual is going to take a lot more work driving and getting used to than my auto. I'm glad I have my lock-right as it fits me and the truck. My tires do not chirp around corners unless I give it some gas. I can be really easy on it and it won't lock up giving it gas around corners. It does click and make noise when it is (disengaged) going around corners and especially in parking lots. You won't destroy tires with it either as you would with a spool. My BFGs had 35k miles (all put on with my locker already installed) on them and still at least 5k left in them and they had chunks missing and plenty of trail time. I have no experience driving a locked truck with a manual so it is hard for me to answer. If you had an auto I would say to get it and just take it easy when gassing through corners and you'll be fine. Off-road the thing is amazing and helps out a ton! When playing in two wheel drive on hill climbs or inclines it is like night and day compared to my old open carrier.
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It's pretty simple really: Autos you can throttle out and it'll act as though it's in neutral. Thus making turns easier and unlocking the locker. Manuals...you're engaged 100% even if you throttle out. Only way to unlock is clutch in, neutral shifter. If you leave it in gear on some corners, it'll start to buck...even if you just push the clutch in. I've gotten so used to it that whenever I drive Marie's or any manual vehicle, i'm always kicking it into neutral. lol.

Virtually everything Bryan has said, I completely agree with. Add the manual trans quirks though. lol.

Overall, like I said earlier, I looooooove it when wheeling and on snow. Kinda dislike it on the street with normal road conditions. Though, it REALLY hooks up on the street on dry or wet pavement. Hooks up so well, it helped in snapping my tcase in half and taking out my trans output shaft. Don't dump your clutch on dry pavement with a locker.

I feel bad for pointing out the downsides, but it's something that's not really mentioned here or anywhere else with these auto lockers and manual trans. I learned the hard way. Had there been reviews of this style locker and manual trans, I would have made a better decision(from a driveability stand point). It isn't bad, takes alot of getting used to. Once the quirks are figured out, it's not a problem...just somewhat of a neucience.
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Dumb question here but I need to clear this up. Are our front diffs Dana 30's? If not, what are they?
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Dumb question here but I need to clear this up. Are our front diffs Dana 30's? If not, what are they?
Hybrid Dana 35
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Even though it doesn't say it works on anything newer than a 97, will it still work?
http://www.aussielocker.com/item.php...6/106015/.html

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Also, would you rather have a front or rear locker? And why?
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Wrong locker. Wrong axle. You'll want to be looking at the 95+ Explorer lockers. And when you see it, I think you may be disappointed. Discontinued...can't even order it from them.

I'm told they have some on the shelf just to cover warranty claims.
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I don't have a clue what to look for then. Shane point me in the right direction. Haha Pick me a front locker that isn't crazy expensive.
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WOW! They must've pulled it from their items just this weekend. Late last week I was on aussie's site and it was still listed...but you couldn't click 'buy now' or whatever. SOL we are for an Aussie now. Used it'll be.

Used to be here under Explorer and in between both that are listed...
http://www.aussielocker.com/make.php.../187f/06/.html

I'd ring them up just in case though. Maybe they'll sell ya one. I think Richmond makes a front no-slip still for our trucks. Then there's the LS from Torsen that was just unveiled.
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Well damn. Anybody wanting to get rid of a front Aussie? LOL
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Never mind about that PM Shane. I figured it out. LOL
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k. lol.
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