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Thinking about a locker for the diesel but i'm not sure front or rear?

Also which one will work the best with the diesel - air locker etc. and what is an average price.

Yasu was not in so i couldn't get any quotes.

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both...i'm locked in the rear and can't wait for the front...most put a lock in the rear(detriot,ect)and a arb or something you can turn on\off so you can steer...

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Personally I like the ARB's , pricy but very effective . I ran the ARB's front and rear in my /80 for years with not one problem , even in the winter . I parted out that /80 a few years back , and just my luck , I bought em' back a week ago . The project has begun ..

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ya know I didnt answer your all of question . If your just going to buy one , which ever brand or type , I would put it in the rear . Its the diff you use the most . Just remember if its a "full" locker you have tire ware and noise to deal with .

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From my perspective I would go with a rear locker. I say this because for my 4Runner the rear flexes more and thus there is more traction at the back. I also like the ARB as it can be turned off. I do not have a locker at the moment but I am thinking of getting a rear locker. This should bring some discussion - I figure that instead of spending all the dough to get SAS and replace the ifs I would get a locker instead. I figure that so what if I can not flex if I am locked that will compensate, afterall most lifted vehicles also run lockers. Flame on dudes!


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Locker? I'd put the rear one in first.
I'm running an EZ locker, for about 4 years now, and eventualy it's going up front and I'll get a detroit full case unit for the rear.

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Originally posted by Tarzan:
This should bring some discussion - I figure that instead of spending all the dough to get SAS and replace the ifs I would get a locker instead. I figure that so what if I can not flex if I am locked that will compensate, afterall most lifted vehicles also run lockers. Flame on dudes!

Back when I was only running a rear locker, I noticed a HUGE diff in performance when I disconnected my front sway bar.

IMO, a rear locker doesn't obviate the benefit of greater front axle articulation that you'd get by dumping your IFS.

Of course, if most of your 'wheeling is done on relatively even ground, then a locker will give you a bigger performance increase than an SAS.

...lars




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