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A locker?

Ok I was reading a past post about turning a 2wd into a 4wd and someone said why not just get a locker and call it a day. What is a locker?
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your differential is open stock that means that when you drive only one wheel turns to power teh car. the simplify a locker will lock the differential so that both wheels will spin when you drive.
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where can purchase one of these??
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Just guessing... ha ha Dude, you know this junk.

But you can buy them practically anywhere that sells car/truck parts. They can get quite expensive if you start going for the top brands such as Detroit or what not. But if you didn't want your rear end locked all the time, you can get a limited slip which will let only minimum slippage in the rear end.

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ive got limited slip and honestly the only problem i have is ground clearance... ( and im about to take care of that
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An open differential has 2 side gears that spline onto each axle shaft and 2 spider gears that are on the cross-pin that is bolted in place in the middle of the carrier, this allows forward motion to be provided to both wheels in good-traction/straight driving, when you make a turn the inside tire must turn slower than the outside to keep traction and to keep from spinning, the side gears and spider gears then are rotating allowing a speed differentiation b/t the two tires, thats why, when you power brake an open diff, you get a "one-wheel-peel"

A locker, depending on the type, by design when the output spins faster than the input (outside tire on a turn will turn faster than the carrier and the inside tire) the locker will un-lock allowing you to turn and have the tires speed differentiate. When the input is spinning faster than the output (forward, on the gas, or turning, on the gas heavy) the locker will lock both side gears in sync with each other and not allow any speed differentiation b/t the two gears (or tires) which *i think* is a necessity if you plan to off-road seriously.
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Will this help when running through lots of mud?
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yuppers.
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Alright so which one do yall recomend?
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I would buy the limited slip. I had it in the previous f150. Worked real good.. just hammer the pedal and go. Just have to change the fluid regularly. Plus the unit should install easily.. but that's my question how hard is it to install limited slips and are 98+ ranger's rearend the same?
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there's three ranger rearend sizes. 7.5, 8.8 28 spline, 8.8 31 spline.

Search for more information guys.
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here ya' go

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/differential.htm

some more good info from Eaton, i think they make alot of the OE limited slips..
http://www.traction.eaton.com/product.htm

if you really want the best of both worlds, on and off road ... but you pay a price take a look at these....

http://reiderracing.com/elocker.htm

http://reiderracing.com/arbairlocker.htm

and last but not least my recomendation for a locker, and probally the one i am going to go with once i notice my clutches ar slipping in my stock L/S
http://www.powertrax.com/noslip.html
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Or buy this locker.....(my old Eaton Elocker)....

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=21681
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Air Locker are mostly used in trucking apps... very reliable and efficient
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Dang I didnt know they are that expensive! I might pass on that mod.
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ya they do require some $$$
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Yea I was thinking maybe around 150 or so haha I guess I was way off!!
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you can sometimes find them att the local JY for cheap
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Yea that might be worth a try.
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Ha good luck finding a locker at a junkyard.
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Ha good luck finding a locker at a junkyard.
Ditto.

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an "offroad" 2wd, needs a locker. or minimum of a nice l/s.
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On top of the price of the locker you have to find someone to do it. correctly. the first time.
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On top of the price of the locker you have to find someone to do it. correctly. the first time.
Not a lunchbox, it goes inside an open carrier, you don't have to change anything in relation to the gear set-up.
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