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whats it mean to put lockers on it?
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Locking Differentials opposed to Open Differentials.

With an open diff, if you're stuck, all the power goes to the wheel that is free, and the one that is stuck won't move, which is why they are totally useless for wheeling.

A locking diff can either be Limited Slip, like what many Rangers come with from the factory. The Limited Slip is kind of the happy medium between an open diff and a fully locked diff. If you're stuck, the majority of the power will still go to the free wheel, but it will also try and apply power to the stuck wheel.

A fully locked diff applies power to both drive wheel all the time, so you don't get the one wheel spin like you get with an open or limited slip diff, giving you optimum traction at all times.

That was a pretty basic way of explaining it, maybe someone else can go into more detail?
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How about a Samurai with Jeep D44 axles?

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man ppl are really pushin them samaris are they really that amazing? cause that looks expensive what was done to that1 and i cant afford all that plus dont have the know-how to do it
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sami's are cheap to build.

rangers are not a good platform for a 4x4 unless you have lots of time, money and skills.

weight does matter, lighter trucks tend to break less. but heavier trucks tend to have bigger engines.

jeep stock axles suck.

lockers are amazing

if i had to do it again, i would build a toyota or sami.
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another thing you can do with a sami, although its hard, is muscle the GM 4.3 v6 into em. one of the ones in reno has that. badass
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badass (not one in reno)


ignore the retarded camera man. sounds like a damned waterhead baby in an amusement park.
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Yeah the reason Sami's and old yota's are so popular is because you can find them for super cheap. Theres a huge following for them which means tons of parts and info is available. Cheap to build and bulletproof, great combo.
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Problem with Toyotas is they are initially expensive. Even a completely rotted out 80s Toyota pickup has the potential to run $2000-5000.
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so does a rear locker kill gas milage? and how do uk if you have LS or open?
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sami's are cheap to build.

rangers are not a good platform for a 4x4 unless you have lots of time, money and skills.

weight does matter, lighter trucks tend to break less. but heavier trucks tend to have bigger engines.

jeep stock axles suck.

lockers are amazing

if i had to do it again, i would build a toyota or sami.
Whoa Matt, don't toot your own horn too hard lol

But look how many samis and yotas there are. A solid axel with them is like the headlight mod to us. As soon as there are kits, that is when you know that it is too common.
Like I have said before, anyone can build up a yota, it takes a real man to build up a ranger.
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Whoa Matt, don't toot your own horn too hard lol

But look how many samis and yotas there are. A solid axel with them is like the headlight mod to us. As soon as there are kits, that is when you know that it is too common.
Like I have said before, anyone can build up a yota, it takes a real man to build up a ranger.
...i still have a ranger.. its unique and i like that, i get compliments all the time when i'm wheelin.

there are still a **** ton more yeeps than there are yotas, the the problem with jeeps is they alllll look the sameeeeeeee
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One thing you will notice with a trail rig is they are running large tires for a greater ground clearance, but they don't have miles of lift on them. The reason for that is they are keeping a low center of gravity, or they are too cheap to buy a lift kit for the suspension.

Personally, I would rather have the smallest lift possible (because lifting will help with wheeling, especially a suspension lift) and trim the fenders then lift a truck a mile high, lose that good center of gravity, and have a harder time on trails.

Everybody else mentioned everything else.
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so does a rear locker kill gas milage? and how do uk if you have LS or open?
its on the axle tag, or the axle code in the door jam, do a search.

a locker doesn't really effect fuel mileage, it will eat up your tires quicker though.
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...i still have a ranger.. its unique and i like that, i get compliments all the time when i'm wheelin.

there are still a **** ton more yeeps than there are yotas, the the problem with jeeps is they alllll look the sameeeeeeee
Up here, there are ALOT of yotas. Almost as much as heeps. I would still have toyota over the jeep though. It is nice to know that it is next to impossible to blow up the 22re. Plus there is no rig that you can safely run 37's stock besides a toyota.
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That green sami is getting one of two things this summer...

4bt

or 307
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i think ima go with a beat jeep and go from there cause from all iv read they come up the most and there are a crap load around here on my CL dont see many mudding trucks or yotas around where i live

(about the lift)- i dont think ill lift it to high only because i wont need it all just bigg enough for the tires
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Up here, there are ALOT of yotas. Almost as much as heeps. I would still have toyota over the jeep though. It is nice to know that it is next to impossible to blow up the 22re. Plus there is no rig that you can safely run 37's stock besides a toyota.
but there is NO good way to get the front dig ability on a toyota.. there's a rear drive shaft disconnect but apparently its not a very good or reliable design. thats the only thing i don't like about them.

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That green sami is getting one of two things this summer...

4bt

or 307
(pssst smokin 35s isn't a big deal, i can do it with my 10yr old 4.0)
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Clear corners, LED's, and a "system"
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Get a Jeep. The dude that said that their axles suck must be referring the the D35's in the back of some. Get one with a D44 and you're golden.

What makes a good all around 4X4 to me is reliability, good ground clearance and simplicity, and narrow body. Did someone say Jeep?

Get a older TJ with a 4.0 inline 6 (Engine good for 250K) and make sure it has the D44 rear axle.

Slap a 4" lift on it, 33's and go. If you wheel real hard, then you'll later want lockers and/or a winch.

The aftermarket for TJ's is ridiculous. You want it, they make it. So you can upgrade as long as your budget allows. Start stock, though and you'll be amazed at where they will go stock. I wouldn't mod one that much though unless I was rock crawling.

To me that is the simplest place to start. Anything else requires $$$.

Have fun.
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