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well, does OX have a package where i can buy lockers for both axles. i would like the "switch" to work both of them as well as the pump, but i understand it thats not possible. and which package should i get?

sorry for all the questions, but like i said, i dont have a clue. lol
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you cant get a selectable locker in the front, so you only need to worry about one locker.. and you will have to get out and disconnect the hose from the tank to disengage it



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then i should probably just save up for the air lockers....ARB...

my god im lost.
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The only available locker that I know of for the front axle is the Aussie locker which is a lunchbox style locker. I don't know what you mean by a "pump" for both axles? You mean lever or switch?
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Aussie locker up front.

Selectable locker in the rear.

Look on the different companies websites and they might explain it better than some of us. I understand how they work and operate but trying to explain it gets tricky sometimes.
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you cant get a selectable locker in the front, so you only need to worry about one locker.. and you will have to get out and disconnect the hose from the tank to disengage it



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You could run a butterfly valve into the cab and just be able to disconnect it from there. I think that would work at least, it does in my head.
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Do i even need a locker for the front??? what do some of yalls rigs have?
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an Air pump for the ARB is what im guessing.


you CANT get selectable, im not trying to be an ***.. but that means no ARB, no Ected, no OX... nothing for the front

only Aussie and maybe no slip?

the front cant be selected at all. only the rear.
now what are you taking about with switches and stuff.
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I honestly would steer away from a front locker. If you wheel hard your chances for breakage are multiplied by a lot. The rear axle is strong and can easily support a locker and it can be wheeled hard. I don't want to be wheeling and keep worring about tearing up the weak IFS crap up front. Get a winch or something in case you get stuck. Remember this is a Ford Ranger and not a rock crawler. I would recommend a front locker if a solid axle was under the front end but that isn't practical for a DD. People do it often and drive it daily but I'd rather have another vehcile to get me to work daily.
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Do i even need a locker for the front??? what do some of yalls rigs have?
the locker up front is the best investment ever!

dunno what a rear is like, and everyone says rear is better but i just dont see how.

it completely changed my style of wheelin from heavy foot to a lighter foot, lets put it that way.
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so if i just get a rear axle locker (OX) with the switch connected to the air pump. i should be good, and not have to get out to screw with it?
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ARB = Air
OX = Cable


if you have ARB you need to get compressed air to the axle some how to lock the locker

if you have the OX locker you have to run a linkage up into the cab and you use a lever to engage the locker
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OX locker doesn't use an air pump. The ARB uses compressed air and that has an air pump.
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good, cause i really dont wanna climb out of my truck on a steep incline to screw with the locker. i just want a switch to turn it on and off as i please.
im not lazy, i promise, i just do split decisions of all sorts and i need to be able to stay put and operate my rig.

and i do appreciate all of you that took the time to help me sort this out. thanks
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or just an air tank

you dont HAVE to get out of the truck to turn on the tank to activate the locker.. its just personally how i would run it for reliability.

plus if i was thinking about goin wheelin i would lock it up before i got out of 2wd territory
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Now, the question is. exactly which one do i need for my truck (which OX locker)??? there are soooo many different types, styles, and sizes.
and i would do this on my own if i knew how. bare with me. lol
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first of all i think you would need to upgrade the rear axle to a 31 spline version.

second,

Ford 8.8 2.73 and up, 31 spline


OXF88C273H-31


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it should come with the cable, but idk i never looked into it that deep.
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No problem. I'm getting the lock-right installed in my rear axle next Friday (March 14) so I'm excited to test it out. I'm going wheeling a few days before it get put in so I can run the same trail and see/feel the difference!
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I had a arb in the front of my sploder. It is a great locker.I bult a on board air system out of my a/c compressor and I put a switch in the cab to turn it on and off. If it is a new arb I have heard you need to use their compressor and controls or it voids the warrenty. I know run a full detroit in the front after I went sas. I like it too.

I know a guy running a aussie in the front of his ranger and it was his dd for along time. He is very impressed with it. another friend is running a aussie in the rear of his dd and loves it. I will propably go with aussies when I do mine because unless you do some serious wheeling with it I dont see paying about 800 to 1000 for any of the 3 salectables.
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what years...?

they had to have been <97 right?
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first of all i think you would need to upgrade the rear axle to a 31 spline version.

second,

Ford 8.8 2.73 and up, 31 spline


OXF88C273H-31


$849



it should come with the cable, but idk i never looked into it that deep.

sorry man, but i dont have a freakin clue to what any of that means. i can tell they are ratios of some kind...but thats it.

i cant thank yall enough.
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you have the ford 8.8 rear axle

You either have the 28 spline or the 31 spline rear 8.8 axle. Probably the 28 spline if it's XLT like mine (I'm XLT 4x4 w/28 spline).
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well, all i know is...i have a 2002 XLT Fx4 V6 4.0 (supercab< i think) not sure on the whole (supercab) deal im pretty sure XLT is a supercab...
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Use this link to identify your rear axle information

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=37149
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if you don't have a Level II, then you don't have a 31 spline axle nor does it have the Torsen limited slip.......you have a 28 spline 8.8 with a Ford clutch type limited slip.......

ONLY the '02 FX4's are the only non Level II FX4's that had the 31 spline 8.8........TRS's info is wrong.......no Ranger came from the factory with the 4.56 gears......also, the 7.5 axle is still used in extended cab 4x4's.....espically the ones that have the 3.0 engine......


I got all my info from Ford.....
apparently, i have a 31 spline!!!!!!! freakin kick ***
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FX4 and XLT 4x4 are different packages as I understand, but 2002 is screwy. Just check the door jamb code with the link I posted. No more second guessing just check it.
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