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Front and rear lockers/traction devices

Anyone got any recommendations for lockers?

I got a buddy needing some extra insurance to hopefully keep from getting stuck. His preference is for a selectable style where he can switch it on or off as needed.


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if money is not an issue i would go with a ARB selectable locker up front and a Detroit locker in the rear.....
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I know I can speak highly of the full detroit locker. I had them F&R in my 4runner with a Dana 44 front axle/Toyota V6 rear. WOW. they rock man. Drove it daily on the street with a 5spd in the city. Only popped once in a while.... probly b/c the lube I ran was to thick. They are not selectable, but awsome off-road!!!! OH, some advice... I would only do a locker on the rear unless he's REALLY into wheeling. With the front end of our truck being so heavy... I can't see the front wheels coming off the ground. I bet the frame will flex to crap before that happens. I have gone wheeling with a guy who has a Detroit in rear only... never gets stuck.

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I have had good luck with true trac. When this one gets all peg legged on me thats whats going back in, assuming I can get one for it.

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I checked out Aussie lockers that looked pretty neat for my Jeep. Strength go for OX lockers, cables select to turn on and off, nothing to fail.

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I have ARB's in both axles....never had a problem.

If you look in most off-road mags,...alot of the "Big dogs" are switching over from Detriots to ARB's,....


BTW- If your buddy " is looking for extra insurance to hopefully keep from getting stuck".....tell him not to bother with lockers,.......
.....because as soon as you put lockers in.....you will inevitably want see what it is now capable of doing,.....
...and you'll end up biting off WAYYYYYY more than you can chew,........

.and take it from me......

.....if you get stuck with lockers in both axles,.....you are STUCKKKKKKK.....

...........not "call a couple buddies" kinda stuck....more like..."Call ALL of your buddies" kinda stuck..

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well said tank. Yup... when you're locked F&R and you get stuck, holy cow stuck. start praying. that's a whole new kind of stuck. But with my truck... I don't see the need for a locker, this heavy truck on pizza cutters and flexy frame doesn't scream off-road machine. But I still wouldn't mind having a E-Locker.

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yup....when you build them up....you go from "just need a little tug to get me out"

To......"OH god,..what am I gonna do now"




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I gave all the same recommendations as posted here. Good to hear the ARBs are working great but I know it's all in the set-up. Good seals and lines make the ARBs shine. He's not a wheeler just works the fields and doesn't want to get hung up while working. I added tall mud terrian tires would be the best rubber to run. You got to have traction!!

FordFan30: Any additional comments about the TrueTrac?


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Cheapest way for better traction,.....is better tires.
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