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What gears & locker to get?

Hey everyone, I am in need on new gears for my rear end & a locker also...

I am wanting to get 4.88 gears & a locker, the locker doesn't have to be name brand like Detroit or what not, but something that will have both of my rear wheels spinning at the same time, instead of the 1 wheel peel.... lol

My question is, could someone give me a direct link to the gears & I think that I may need like some kind of kit or something to install the gears, & a locker...

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Brenton
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if you got the $ get an air locker nothing better then a Limited slip then hit a button and its full lock.
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Na, I don't need nothing that expensive...

By the way, I have an 8.8...

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Trac-lock would probly be good
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detroit truetrac is one of the best limited slips u can buy. gear driven it'll never wear out and is reaonable priced at $350-400.

a traclock is great and easy to find but the clutches wear out over time. u can rebuild them with additional clutchs and a heavier Z-spring and the cost to purchase a used one and rebuild is around $150-200.

moving on to lunchbox lockers. these are a direct drop in for an open carrier. they are weaker than a full carrier locker but are cheap and easy to install. Aussie locker and power trax along with detroit all make versions of these. expect to pay about $200-400 for one of these.

next is a full locker like a detroit. these types are grear for serious wheel but will also chirp the tires around turns. a little pricey at $400-600.

lastly is a selectible varient. the ARB is probaly the best known and widely used. it uses air to acutate between open and fully locked. air lines are prone to damage however and require an air compressor or air supply. then theres an offering from ox locker which is a cable actuated unit.

and for a sub section on selectible lockers. these switch from limited slip to full locker. AFAIK there are only two types avaible from Aubrun in the ECTED and detroit under the electric lock or something.

all the selectible lockers are very pricey at $600-1000...
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I'll be running 35x12.50x15...

Where can I find out where my spline is?

The kind of locker I want, is something to where I go off-road I have both tires spinning & when I burn out I won't have the weak ole' 1 wheel peel...

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ima say u have a 28 spline 8.8 inch rear...
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itll be my guess you have teh 28 spline 8.8 as well. also with 35s you may wanna look into 5.13 gears, but 4.88s will work too. just might be hard to find for your axles, im not really sure. when it comes to a locker try to get the best you can, cause its $$ well spent. i have the detroit locker, fully mechanical and i dont worry about my tires slipping at all. at 1st youll feel your tires kinda drag around corners but you get used to it and as long as you dont drive like a mad man youll be ok. and of course the imfamous or famous depending on point of view is the detroit pop. every so often itll engage and make a loud pop. heres a link to randys ring and pinion, should get you off in the right foot.

http://www.ring-pinion.com/
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Ok, lol... sounds good...

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If you feel rich get the Ox locker. manual cable, no air lines or plumbing to worry about, no electricity to worry about and strong as hell.

If you are looking at a cheaper alternative, I say a aussie locker or like i have, a genuine gear quick lock. they are the same as the powertraxx lockright, just a little cheaper alternative...
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All these things were covered in more detail in this thread:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=12187

You only have 31 spline if you have an FX4, or if you changed your axle like I did.
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dude just get a 4x4..lol..then get all this stuff...lol..thats just my 2 cents...


cuz id hate to still have to pull out the ranzada with new gears and a locker :)
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cuz id hate to still have to pull out the ranzada with new gears and a locker :)


OUCH!!!



i say steal all of evans drivetrain and put it on yours...
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35" tires with open tread and a locker on a 4x2 are often more capable than 32's and no locker on a 4x4, lol!

I for one am converting my truck to a 4x4 because I like it so much and want to keep what I've already done. Sounds like a lot of work and I'm sure it will be -- but I like the idea of THIS truck with a SAS and just keeping it until I can't maintain it anymore, building it more and more over time.
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35" tires with open tread and a locker on a 4x2 are often more capable than 32's and no locker on a 4x4, lol!


Aye that they can be, but a lot of it is driver as well. 4x2s wont mess with mine locked front, L/S rear on 33 MT/Rs though
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What is the difference in a locker & a limited slip?

I just don't get it? lol

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ok FOUR carrier types.

Open, lets one axle shaft spin completly when traction is lost.

Limited slip, sends a small percentage of power to the slipping axle shaft when traction is lost.

Locker, when specified by the type, the differential full locks sending 100% of the power to ech axle shaft.

Spool, Always locked all the time. both axles always spin at the same exact speed, even when turning...
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spools rock!

i don forsee aproblem with gears, the rustangs run 28 spline 8.8s...oh and a C-clip elimator may be of some help...
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i dont beleive they make a c clip eliminator for 28 spliners...


I could be wrong though.
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And you don't want a daily driver with a spool, unless you like to brag about tire wear, poor street "manners" and so on. I've tried locking my rear and doing some street driving and boy it's not a great idea! It can be done -- but WHY???

Spools really belong on trailered offroad trucks.
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...oh and a C-clip elimator may be of some help...
Yes, but they don't run 35" tires and lockers with low gears! Having observed shattered 28 spline axles, I think something stronger is a better idea if you're going to go big and lock it.
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I have the ECTED. Love it.
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Ive heard good thing about the ected but im still a bit weary about having an electrical unit under water...
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most the guys i know with the arb wish they would have gotten somthing else... always waiting for the compressor.. likes to unlock at the worst time... the electric is a nice choice, come stock on trd toyotas and have no problems... i run a 9" rear with a detroit, best upgrade yet.. no electric for mine yet... broke two 7.5" axles in one year, with 33's, good luck with a 8.8.... all the money your gonna spend on it you could have a 9"......
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8.8 is not a bad axle. for up to 35s the 8.8 is plenty with a couple small things.

7.5 is obviously weak as hell.

ARBs I have heard about a lot of problems. leaking oil, cylenoids going out, compressors failling, and as for the ected as I stated, just something bothers me about having an electrical unit under water.

overall for you brenton I say an aussie locker. they are a lock right equivalent and ive heard they have EXCELLENT customer support.
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