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Old 08-04-2005
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do you have a locker and a manual trans?

i finally have some money that i have set aside to spend of some stuff that i have been wanted for a while... but now that i have the money i cannot decide whether or not i want to go though with a purchase...

anyway i need help weighing out the adv/dis of getting a locker for my specific truck..

i dont offroad anymore because i can easily get stuck with my one wheel peel, i get stuck on dirt trails if i have to turn around, i almost got stuck on a gravel driveway that had a bit of an incline... i dont want to risk being stuck easily...

so a locker would improve my traction greatly but i would have to get some JD traction bars to go with it, or at least i would prefer to, so i dont get too much axle wrap...

but... i dont want to lose alot of mobilty such as parking (pulling in and backing out of small places, give gas while turning) and having a manual trans. makes it that much worse, there is not fluid connection like in an auto that would dampens the load force, its either engaged or not, so if i give it any gas it will lock up, so i dont thinks thats a good idea

so...

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-no more stuck, better traction

disadv...
-loss of mobility
-easier to spin out in rain

im looking at the powertrax no slip model... i would just get a LS but i dont want to pay alot for install

i guess i just need some opinions from people with manuals and lockers

thanks anyone that helps

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Long time no see... Where ya been ?
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I just have the factory limited slip with my manual and I could not imagine not having it. The broadcaster at the dragstrip makes fun of one wheeled burnouts as does every spectator in the crowd.
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get the ected... its a full time LS... and locker with a press of a button ( for ur trails )

thats what i am getting and i have a manual...

also where the heck have you been!?!?!

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I didnt notice a lack of mobility..so i guess if it's there, it's small. And even with the bfg m/t's i dont spin much at all in the rain. the manual may make that worse for you depending on how you drive it. i think they're worth it, but if you can splurge on a unit like jared mentioned, the ected...you will have the best of both worlds...one of those worlds not being cost
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get the ected... its a full time LS... and locker with a press of a button ( for ur trails )

thats what i am getting and i have a manual...

also where the heck have you been!?!?!

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heck i thought you sold your truck
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haha i just never post anymore, ive been pretty busy with work and everything... and no i still have my truck, pretty much the same just some more added crap

but i guess i will just have to get it and try and see how i like it

sawred... autos have a much less load impact on teh axle, man if i had an auto i would have gotten teh locker a year ago sometimes i wish i had an auto, i spin my wheels all teh time in the rain, its sucks and its pretty scary, but you said in another post that a locker is so much worth it for the traction capabilities so i guess i will get it

i still would want some imput from someone with teh NO SLIP and a 5-speed

oh and i dont have the moolah for teh ECTED, wish i did
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ya those mudders arn't helping you for street driving at all but i bet you know that...
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i put a front locker in and the parking lot driving is really ****ty but I love it and offroad its SOOOOOO worth it. its amazing.
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i put a front locker in and the parking lot driving is really ****ty but I love it and offroad its SOOOOOO worth it. its amazing.
gil he is 2wd that info really doesnt apply sadly
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Bryan good to see ya! I say go with the locker I'm sure you'll be just fine. Did I see your truck the other day in the gas station at Coit and Legacy next to Walgreen's?
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gil he is 2wd that info really doesnt apply sadly


yeah i know but what im sayng is that the sacrifice for the gain is well worth it to me and i guarantee my "sacrifice" is harder to deal with...
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I have the ECTED and I'm telling you it is worth the cash...either that or and ARB air locker would be basically the same thing. I haven't gotten to play with mine ALOT since I just recently got my rear-end redone and so I'm still breaking it in and so I can't be too rough yet.
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kyle, yeah i work at teh Sprouts place, so i guess u saw where i park haha

well i guess im gonna have to get a locker and see how it goes, redneck, i know my tires suck for teh street, im starting to hate them on there road in teh rain, no traction, my front end loses traction sometimes, NOT cool

thanks for the imput guys
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