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That first picture is pretty sweet
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I have 275's Goodyear wrangler silent armors, what more do I need? This is my dd and I wanted a tire that has good traction both on and offroad, and from what I can tell that is what I got.
What's wrong with getting a set of BFG M/T's or any other M/T at that.. these days they wear great on road and perform a TON better than the tire you have offroad. and are still VERY streetable tires. DD is a bad excuse, my DD has 11" of lift and 35" m/t's... so what
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Awesome action pics!

How hard was the install?
Not bad, all you are doing is replacing the spider gears plus they give you good directions.
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What's wrong with getting a set of BFG M/T's or any other M/T at that.. these days they wear great on road and perform a TON better than the tire you have offroad. and are still VERY streetable tires. DD is a bad excuse, my DD has 11" of lift and 35" m/t's... so what
Maybe because that is not what I want. At the end of the day I am the one diving it home not you so I will do what I want.
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nice upgrade! looks like you had a blast, makes me excited to hit up the dunes this summer.
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What's wrong with getting a set of BFG M/T's or any other M/T at that.. these days they wear great on road and perform a TON better than the tire you have offroad. and are still VERY streetable tires. DD is a bad excuse, my DD has 11" of lift and 35" m/t's... so what
wow dude, i didnt realise how much of a badass you are for daily driving a truck 11" of lift and 35s.



Congrats on the locker! i bet it makes a world of difference. how was the install? Great looking truck too!
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Nice man how do you like the basslink?
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How much you pick up that Basslink for? How do you like it?
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How much you pick up that Basslink for? How do you like it?
For what I needed the basslink kicks *** . It has was more bass than I will ever need and best of all you dont need a aftermarket head unit to run it. I got mine for $230 shipped from sonicelectronics.com but that price also included a amp wiring kit and the ridiculously high CA sales tax. $179 was the price for the basslink buy itself before tax.
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hey thats my next mod!! well after the aeroforce scangauge and the rock auto armrest replacement i just got. glad ya like it!
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Effing sweet. I cant wait to do this to my truck. Even though ARB air is what I really want.
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Most lunchbox lockers like that are fairly smooth with an auto trans. With a manual you are loading and unloading torque between shifts and it isn't as smooth to drive.
That sucks to hear. My manual with the open diff is already the least smooth thing on the face of the earth, its a PITA to operate, I really doubt an average driver would be able to stand operating it. I wonder how much worse it would really be with a Powertrax
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wow dude, i didnt realise how much of a badass you are for daily driving a truck 11" of lift and 35s.



Congrats on the locker! i bet it makes a world of difference. how was the install? Great looking truck too!
I never said I was badass.. I was just simply backing up that there is nothing wrong with M/T's on DD, since he wanted something with great wear... if he was complaining about getting stuck in the sand, yes a locker will contribute to better results, but if you don't have something to hold that extra planted traction then it's useless...the reason I used my truck as an example if, saying you don't want to do something as simple as different tires because it's a DD is just a bad excuse, and that lot's of people have heavily modified cars/trucks that are their DD and there is nothing wrong with it.... there is also nothing wrong with people who want to drive a bone stock vehicle as a DD, but as far as I'm concerned, that's like driving off the lot in a brand new ranger and slapping a locker in it, thinking that your brand new continentals are goona carry you through thick and thin...

Don't get me wrong, a locker is an awesome upgrade and it's sweet that he upgraded.. but sometimes it's the bundle/combo that really counts...
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I never said I was badass.. I was just simply backing up that there is nothing wrong with M/T's on DD, since he wanted something with great wear... if he was complaining about getting stuck in the sand, yes a locker will contribute to better results, but if you don't have something to hold that extra planted traction then it's useless...the reason I used my truck as an example if, saying you don't want to do something as simple as different tires because it's a DD is just a bad excuse, and that lot's of people have heavily modified cars/trucks that are their DD and there is nothing wrong with it.... there is also nothing wrong with people who want to drive a bone stock vehicle as a DD, but as far as I'm concerned, that's like driving off the lot in a brand new ranger and slapping a locker in it, thinking that your brand new continentals are goona carry you through thick and thin...

Don't get me wrong, a locker is an awesome upgrade and it's sweet that he upgraded.. but sometimes it's the bundle/combo that really counts...
For what I need it for the combination I have will be more than sufficient.
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For what I need it for the combination I have will be more than sufficient.
Fair enough.. just don't expect to perform well in wet sand, or mud
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Fair enough.. just don't expect to perform well in wet sand, or mud
LOL Like he said:

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Maybe I'm missing something.. I just don't see the sense in street tires and a locker on a truck, with no future plans of m/t's...argument over...
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not everyone wants/needs a mudbogger.

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For what I need it for the combination I have will be more than sufficient.
and i think those are at's, not street tires
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A/T's are street tires..my truck is not a mud bogger.. a ranger CANNOT be a mud bogger without turning internally into a different vehicle..

Putting M/T's on a truck does not classify it anywhere near a mud bogger
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i meant not everyone wants/needs to hit the mudholes.
and i knew you were gonna say AT's = street tires.




im sorry but if you think the above two perform identically offroad you are severely misinformed
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i lol'd. op's truck looks good though
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Looks good man, I'm considering installing an locker in my Z71 because I don't really trust the pos factory l/s.. it does funky **** on the road when its wet.

Have fun out in the dunes, just remember. If at first you can't make a climb, all you need is a little more speed (not that you should be taking advice from me, thats how i broke a lot of stuff) haha

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wow dude, i didnt realise how much of a badass you are for daily driving a truck 11" of lift and 35s.



Congrats on the locker! i bet it makes a world of difference. how was the install? Great looking truck too!
Well said.

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I never said I was badass.. I was just simply backing up that there is nothing wrong with M/T's on DD, since he wanted something with great wear... if he was complaining about getting stuck in the sand, yes a locker will contribute to better results, but if you don't have something to hold that extra planted traction then it's useless...the reason I used my truck as an example if, saying you don't want to do something as simple as different tires because it's a DD is just a bad excuse, and that lot's of people have heavily modified cars/trucks that are their DD and there is nothing wrong with it.... there is also nothing wrong with people who want to drive a bone stock vehicle as a DD, but as far as I'm concerned, that's like driving off the lot in a brand new ranger and slapping a locker in it, thinking that your brand new continentals are goona carry you through thick and thin...
sure, MTs can wear great, but what I think he's saying is you didn't have to pull the "my trucks huge" card when you could have just said MTs..

OH. and All Terrains do better in the sand. soooooooooooo yea.

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Maybe I'm missing something.. I just don't see the sense in street tires and a locker on a truck, with no future plans of m/t's...argument over...
Maybe I'm missing something.. Why do street cars have lockers and spools? Hmmmmmm maybe because they're not specifically for offroad use? Maybe because a locker can help more than a new set of tires(unless said tires are bald)? Trust me, I've been there, I've seen what a locker can do to help an offroad rig.. you can have the best damn tires on the planet and not make something because you're open then some guy behind you could come through with some off the shelf mud tires and make the same line. pull your head outa your *** dude. NOW the argument is over. Time to get back to work.
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Maybe I'm missing something.. Why do street cars have lockers and spools? Hmmmmmm maybe because they're not specifically for offroad use? Maybe because a locker can help more than a new set of tires(unless said tires are bald)? Trust me, I've been there, I've seen what a locker can do to help an offroad rig.. you can have the best damn tires on the planet and not make something because you're open then some guy behind you could come through with some off the shelf mud tires and make the same line. pull your head outa your *** dude. NOW the argument is over. Time to get back to work.
I agree. There are a ton of mustangs and stuff out there running around with detroit lockers. And it really does make a huge difference in normal street driving, I loved it in my sport trac. No one tire fires, the thing just launched.
For what it's worth, mud tires are normally worse in sand than A/Ts as the mud tires tend to dig more.

And finally someone agrees with me about preferring a locker over a limited slip in wet conditions. Limited slips are too unpredictable, at least clutch based ones are. Sometimes you get one tire spinning like crazy around a corner, next time the truck slides sideways. With a locker you know what you are going to get. You can floor it and kick it sideways, hold the throttle down and just steer it through smoothly.
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Not to stir the pot... But I think he just likes throwing out the "I have 11" of lift" card.
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