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Old 09-07-2011
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remember, bfg at's.. are still at's... not a mud tire. they are a great all terrain tire. the duratracs-- eh, i'm not a fan. they clog up w/ mud quick to. and the don't spin out as any easier than bfg's.

and to rangerjunkie, yes, it will help-- a lot! instead of just 1 rear tire getting power you'll have a tire up front w/ power to. and some times the front tire is in different terrain than the rear
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Get General Grabber AT2 better than TA KO.
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or get the real general grabber!
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something like a lock-rite or aussie (lunchbox lockers) are fine for DD driving in the rear and in the front if you don't have live axles. sure it might bark some tires on sharp turns when on the gas, but how often are you on the gas turning that sharp? it might take a drive or 2 to get used to, but its simple. there's nothing to it.

the downfall of an auto locker up front is when in 4wd low, it usually stays engaged, making turning a pain. i'm sure legoms can tell you about this also, i think i've seen him mention it before. which is why i'm keeping my front open for awhile, and if i decide to lock it; it'll probably be a selectable locker of some sort but those are expensive. so i'll wheel locked rear open front for awhile

also, you can "overpack" a l/s for a better "locker" but its still no locker, there will still be some slippage in there. and it can make the clutch packs of the limited slip wear out quicker, you won't have this problem w/ a true locker.

moral: if you're playing off road, lockers get 2 thumbs up.
My lock-rite in the front axle sucks in 4 low. Yeah sure I have all the traction I could ask for, and it bites like a bad **** wherever I point it, but when it comes time to turn I need to plan it out like a day in advance. The long wheelbase of my Supercab, plus the locker, plus the lame turning radius to begin with, are a bad combo for tight turns in the trails. I usually end up taking the tight ones in 3 chunk passes. A 3 point 75% u-turn if you will..That aside, the Lock-rite lets me go LOTS of places I couldn't before. But it plays hell with the steering and it is getting old....which I had money for an ARB!
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My lock-rite in the front axle sucks in 4 low. Yeah sure I have all the traction I could ask for, and it bites like a bad **** wherever I point it, but when it comes time to turn I need to plan it out like a day in advance. The long wheelbase of my Supercab, plus the locker, plus the lame turning radius to begin with, are a bad combo for tight turns in the trails. I usually end up taking the tight ones in 3 chunk passes. A 3 point 75% u-turn if you will..That aside, the Lock-rite lets me go LOTS of places I couldn't before. But it plays hell with the steering and it is getting old....which I had money for an ARB!
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well.. you could always get out and unlock a hub? lol
idk yet but my plans are (right now) to keep my front open... but when i start wheeling i'm gonna want that locker. maybe i'll wait till you sas and buy your lockrite lol. oh btw legoms i found that superruner kit ($290 shipped, less than 4000 miles on it!!! should be delivered next week!!)
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well.. you could always get out and unlock a hub? lol
idk yet but my plans are (right now) to keep my front open... but when i start wheeling i'm gonna want that locker. maybe i'll wait till you sas and buy your lockrite lol. oh btw legoms i found that superruner kit ($290 shipped, less than 4000 miles on it!!! should be delivered next week!!)
Oh nice! Does it come with everything as a kit or just the centerlink/idler/bracket?
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Oh nice! Does it come with everything as a kit or just the centerlink/idler/bracket?
complete minus one TRE. hardware and all
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Great info all around. I appreciate it folks.
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