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Old March 9th, 2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Lockers in the winter.

Do any of you drive a real locker in the winter. I'm adding 35's and re-gearing soon, and would like something other than the LSD. But I drive this truck in the winter too.

It's a fullsize Bronco.

Are the lock-rite types as bad in the winter as what you read?
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Old March 9th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have the back lincoln locked and a lock-rite in the front of my cherokee. The truck pushes a little more, but not as bad as I expected from reading other reviews.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:00 AM   #3
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I dont drive mine in the winter, But one thing about having a spool in the rear is that it is predictable. It will always do the same thing.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #4
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i have a lockrite in the back of my blazer. the only unfavorable thing i found is on long sweeping turns on the freeway the back will slide if its icy. To correct i just make sure i let off the gass a little during the long turns. otherwise its fine.
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Even in 4wd it will slide around?
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:14 AM   #6
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i have an aussie in the rear of my explorer, though i no longer drive it to work, last year it wasn't too bad but definatly not great
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Old March 10th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #7
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I'd like to get more opinions. I'm gonna post this same question the axle section.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #8
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Default People who have a rear locker AND drive in winter

You read about how bad winter driving with a locker is, but hell half the time it's from people who don't have a locker in the back, or who don't have "winter weather roads"

So I'd love to hear what people here have to say about using a locker in the back of a Bronco that gets driven all winter.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #9
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Couldn't get enough answers here?

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Old March 10th, 2010, 03:28 PM   #10
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This or Ford Tech would be the right location for this thread (since he is asking about Broncos, specifically). The other one should be merged into this one.
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No actually I thought there would be more feedback.
It should be merged here, and I would do that myself if I knew how. Maybe I can go delete that thread?
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Yeah its more slippery but you get used to it.
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No actually I thought there would be more feedback.
It should be merged here, and I would do that myself if I knew how. Maybe I can go delete that thread?

Go there, click on the button in the 1st post, and ask for it to be merged.
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Even in 4wd it will slide around?
What most people don't realize is that running 4wd on the road gives you less control. Sure, you can accelerate better, but when tires spin, you don't have control. If your front tires are not spinning, then you can steer (if you know how to drive). If you have it in 4wd and you spin all 4 tires, you're most likely just going to go straight (into the ditch).
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The weight of the fullsize will offset a lot of the quirky characteristics associated with a true locker. A larger tire will also absorb some of the shock loading. I would put it in and learn how to drive with it, the traction gained is worth it.
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Ok the other thread is gone....So I guess nobody uses a rear locker on winter roads?
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Ok the other thread is gone....So I guess nobody uses a rear locker on winter roads?
Many of us do. Just not on a Bronco.
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The weight of the fullsize will offset a lot of the quirky characteristics associated with a true locker. A larger tire will also absorb some of the shock loading. I would put it in and learn how to drive with it, the traction gained is worth it.
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From real life personal experience, it sucks.
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Oh, and btw, it doubly sucks when you have a locker in the front and rear! YIKES!
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