Originally Posted by jato1229
lockers and limited slip devices . is that the same thing, just diff. names. whats the price on these things.
actually no. locker and Limited slip are NOT the same. limited slip and positraction ARE the same. a limited slip or posi is- one wheel spins, the other starts to help(like a clutch engaging, but not fully). a locker- one wheel starts to slip, and both wheels lock and turn at the same rate. do a u-turn in a parking lot (on the accelerator) and the difference is way obvious. the locker will chirp the inside wheel and a limited slip will not. HTH.
edit: Ryan's ARB suggestion is great for a front end and a daily driven rear end(very expensive, but best traction aid). the Detroit(or any automatic locker), I personally, recommend for a rear only. it makes the turning radius much worse in a front end when 4x4 is engaged(medium cost). limited slip (usually best price)works on both front and rear, but is not as good for traction aid in dirt, mud and snow. (better on ice). these are my personal opinions as an avid, experienced off road driver.