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Old August 19th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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I am looking into doing a aussie locker in the front of my XJ. Is this a good idea i am going to leave the rear unlocked becasue this is my daily driver Was wondering if this wojuld be a benifit to me. Any info would be good i am new to this whole thing and could def use some help.. Or if you have suggestions on a dif locker let me know.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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Put in the back. I drive my XJ everyday with a rear aussie. 1 winter with a front a locker was enough for me. Within a week of driving with a rear locker you will forget its there.
A front autolocker in 4wd in winter sucks.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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I had one in the front of mine and the only thing I didn't like was the noise. It drove fine in the winter. They don't offer one for the 27 spline 8.25" rear that I had otherwise I would have had front and rear.

Go for it.

But I believe this has been touched on may times. Do a search and you will find more info.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 10:10 AM   #4
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I would agree with the first response...go for the rear locker first. Just be sure to take some time to get used to the handling characteristics of having a locker in the rear, especially in wet or winter driving.

Here's a link to what's available for your XJ. Be sure to note the spline count difference after '96...they changed from 27 to 29 spline axles.

http://completeoffroad.com/c-69530-g...d-lockers.html
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a front lunchbox locker wil be fine. in front driving in snow will suck though.
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I've got 2000 tj, stock axles. Detroit in rear, ausie in front with mickey thomson mtz 35" tires. Been through a full winter last year. Had "0" ishues driving. Infact it was kind of boring. I was expecting fireworks, nothing. Looking forward to this winter. DO IT! Its cheap and easy. Wheels great!
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Rear locker 1st..
A front locker when it's not a daily driver.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #8
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I have a Lock-Right in the front of my daily driver ZJ and don't have any problems with it. It only "works" when you put it in 4wd.
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I have a Lock-Right in the front of my daily driver ZJ and don't have any problems with it. It only "works" when you put it in 4wd.
Lock-rights or aussie lockers only lock when power is applied to the axle (as said above)- so in 2wd a front axle should be unlocked, and you wouldnt feel the effects of a locker in the front axle going around corners- (assuming its setup correctly)

if i was gonna run one in the winter however- id install it way before hand to "break it in" they probably unlock a little easier having the springs broke in- this is probably only an issue for the winter as there isnt as much traction for it to actually know if you were going around a corner in some situations

Im running an aussie in the rear- i havent drove it in the winter, but i have drove in the rain, and it didnt do any thing weird at all
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Read this first.

I drove lots of winter miles with lunchbox lockers (in 2WD OTR) with no problems. If I had trouble with traction, it would be at slow speeds in deep snow - where the "horrible, life-threatening, nun busload killing" affects don't occur.
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