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Old 03-08-2010, 10:54 PM
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Default Time for a locker.

So I go trail riding a lot, and most of the time I'm doing really well, through some stuff I didn't think my dinky 2wd would make it through. But I've decided to go with getting a locker. Any suggestions? I'm looking to give my trail rig a little bit of an edge. Especially when I go to the lake with all the beach sand. My buddy had a locker in his truck and said it's a hell of a difference, but that was before he SAS'd it and transformed it into this beast......


Anyhow, he assures me a locker is the way to go. I have been wanting to get a locker for quite some time now, but now i finally have the cash.
So any help would be appreciated. I'm not looking to get a detroit or an air locker or anything expensive like that. Just something that will work and not burn a whole in my wallet. I've searched online but have yet to find anything.
My gear ratio is stock, 3.73. I need to regear it but will do that at a later time.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

i have looked in to them for my truck cheapest i found was like $500
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:39 PM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

I've heard a lot of good things about the powertrax no slip
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:48 PM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

The aussie locker is inexpensive,I know people that have them in Jeeps and they are happy with them.


WWW.aussielocker.com
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:00 AM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

Yeah, I've looked at aussie lockers. Can't find anythin' for my truck. Is it necessary to have the specific?
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:27 AM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

ALOT of people talk about how good a Powertax locker is, check into that!
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

Thanks
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:53 PM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

No-slip for sure if you're going with a lunchbox locker. Aussie doesn't make a locker for your axle.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:09 PM
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No-slip for sure if you're going with a lunchbox locker. Aussie doesn't make a locker for your axle.
x2 about the aussie. look into eaton lockers
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:34 PM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

Eatons are pretty pricey as well. I looked into the powertrax no slip, pretty cheap but I'm not exactly sure if its the right one.

http://www.performance4trucks.com/Dr..._pn=PTX1611-LR
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:28 PM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

or a powertrax lock-right locker. made for an 8.8
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

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Eatons are pretty pricey as well. I looked into the powertrax no slip, pretty cheap but I'm not exactly sure if its the right one.

http://www.performance4trucks.com/Dr..._pn=PTX1611-LR
Did you ever get a Locker?
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: Time for a locker.

I too am in the market for a locker. For the longest time, Ive been considering getting a Detroit Locker. One of my civilian mechanic friends has been trying to sway me towards getting a selectable locker, like an E-locker or an ARB airlocker.
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