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Old 01-02-2011, 06:11 PM
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Let's talk traction....Locker's, limited slip...What's a good combo.

So my truck is a daily driver, but makes several trips a year up to snow country. What would a good combo be for some forest roads/unimproved snow covered roads for maximum traction. Locker in the rear, limited slip up front????? I know how to wheel and am not looking for driving tips, and I don't put the hammer down on the X cuz it is my daily driver. I'm just looking for maximum traction capabilities.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:57 PM
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Best..easy ARB's front and rear.
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depends on the cash flow, the arb is nice but $$$. but you get what you pay for. i have always ran Detroit lockers. on my offroader i did a dertroit in rear and a spool up front. i had manual hubs and manual 4x4 shift so it was never a prob unless i had to make a sharp turn with both hubs locked int. being locked fron and rear make a huge difference.
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ARB's would be nice....but I haven't won the mega millions yet.

Has anyone ran the Lock Right up front?
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:03 PM
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I just put a powertrax locker in my truck a few months ago. It was like $390 shipped. One of my favorite mods. Its pretty crude, I'm not gonna lie, but I LOVE it in the snow.


I daily drive my truck and its a 5 speed. The locker performs perfectly, but I wouldnt call it silent. It makes some pops and squirms on dry pavement around sharp turns.

For the money, and ease of instalation, and performance, you cant beat this setup.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:43 AM
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I always liked a true locker like a detroit in the rear and some sort of selectable locker up front. makes it easier to make sharp turns. I think what im gona do in my SD is Detroit in the rear and an LS in the front.
I have ARBs in my CJ and absolutely love em. But like has been said thats a big investment. and I had a detroit in the back of my dodge, and really liked it with an LS up front.
Im not really a big fan of the barking of any locker on the street but you do what you gota do.
Jim
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:49 PM
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how well do the auto lockers stand up to power/larger tires? im looking for a locker for the rear thats not to pricey,easy to install and not explode with 37" tires. CT performance told me to hold off until the yukon unit is ready.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:48 PM
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Auto lockers hold up to Big tires and big power on mud/rock crawling rigs. Lots of big blocks and 44s being pushed around by Detroits and lock rights.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:13 PM
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im having a hard time finding a autolocker that doesnt cost 600+
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:30 AM
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Hope your gonna upgrade your hubs if your doing anything but an open diff. I would do a locker in the front and lsd in the rear. The front is all your pulling power and will keep you headed where you want to go
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