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RabbitInTheMoon
04-26-2006, 07:07 AM
Anyone running a locker in there stock front axle? If so any problems (breakage), and what kind?

TX_ZUKI
04-26-2006, 07:27 AM
I have always ran a locker in the front with no issues. rockonn

Do you have power steering?

Sally
04-26-2006, 08:27 AM
Running a locker up front will add a bunch to your turning radius.
Still a better turn radius than any POS Chevy fullsize. 2finger
Might want to beef up the Birfs or axles if your gonna be running some big meats with the locker up front.

rockrat
04-26-2006, 10:20 AM
I have a welded front diff, when I do it again I will use a lock right, which does diferentiate (i think i spelled that wrong) to some extent when not on the gas.

madzukr
04-26-2006, 10:35 AM
i run a lockrite up front that was move from the rear when i installed the mini spool.(never again)

purevil71
04-26-2006, 12:09 PM
Ran a lock-rite in my front stock sami axles when I had them. Loved it! I got it used and bought a rebuild kit from Roadless Gear for like $20. Mine had a welded front when I first got it, and I drive it like that until I got the locker. I didn't have P/S and was running 33" LTB's. It's driveable like that, but P/S is so much nicer.

I'm running a welded front diff in my Toy axles (with Toy P/S of course), only because the cheepest Toy locker I have been able to find is $500 :shocked!:
I'm saving my pennies though and I'll get a locker for the front soon.

Billjohn
04-26-2006, 12:37 PM
For that price, you might as well save a little more and get an ARB that you can turn off when you want to...

elotsip
04-26-2006, 02:05 PM
Ran a lock-rite in my front stock sami axles when I had them. Loved it! I got it used and bought a rebuild kit from Roadless Gear for like $20. Mine had a welded front when I first got it, and I drive it like that until I got the locker. I didn't have P/S and was running 33" LTB's. It's driveable like that, but P/S is so much nicer.

I'm running a welded front diff in my Toy axles (with Toy P/S of course), only because the cheepest Toy locker I have been able to find is $500 :shocked!:
I'm saving my pennies though and I'll get a locker for the front soon.

I just bought lockrites for my yota axles for about $225 each.

RIVERZUK
04-26-2006, 05:23 PM
Got lockrite in mine too. I got some Birfield rings from Spidertrax & put those on while the axles were out. No problems at all.

88islandzuki
04-26-2006, 06:07 PM
i run a lockrite up front that was move from the rear when i installed the mini spool.(never again)
never what again?

madzukr
04-26-2006, 07:12 PM
i'll never use a spool again,it cost me about 800.00 a year for tires:mad:


never what again?

purevil71
04-26-2006, 09:26 PM
For that price, you might as well save a little more and get an ARB that you can turn off when you want to...

You have a point.....lol
OK, so a few more months of saving $$$

islandzuk
04-26-2006, 10:12 PM
I've been running a lockrite for a few weeks now and have not had any problems but i'm only running 235/75's right now. The only thing I would change is to add power steering.

bigflex
04-27-2006, 11:41 PM
I have always ran a locker in the front with no issues. rockonn

Do you have power steering?

what do you need power steering for? i love mine locked with the manual steering. its a great workout. and cheaper than a gym membership!:dance:
you guys really should work out! Tx_Zuki wimpy wimpy wimpy
Bigflex hefty hefty hefty

RabbitInTheMoon
04-28-2006, 07:13 AM
Ok I think Ill buy one then. Thanks for all the info/opinions.

TX_ZUKI
04-28-2006, 09:12 AM
what do you need power steering for? i love mine locked with the manual steering. its a great workout. and cheaper than a gym membership!:dance:
you guys really should work out! Tx_Zuki wimpy wimpy wimpy
Bigflex hefty hefty heftyBring that thing to Clayton after a half hour you will be crying. 2finger

bigflex
04-28-2006, 07:38 PM
Bring that thing to Clayton after a half hour you will be crying. 2finger


lol i know i know and after the crap you talked before what makes you think it would even last a half hour in Clayton? lmao
well the 30 min. time might be all you can last but i can last for at least an hour:dance: :dance: :dance:

DesertZuki
04-29-2006, 11:27 AM
Friggin' lack of power steering just made my joints hurt (shoulder and elbows).

It's all better now :mrgreen:

purevil71
04-29-2006, 10:27 PM
I wheeld it for quite a while on 33's, locked with no P/S.
It was nice, in a whip sort of way.....

TX_ZUKI
04-29-2006, 10:34 PM
I wheeld it for quite a while on 33's, locked with no P/S.
It was nice, in a whip sort of way.....
Good way to build some guns!

purevil71
04-29-2006, 10:40 PM
Good way to build some guns!

B.B. guns in my case.....:funny:

TX_ZUKI
04-29-2006, 10:44 PM
B.B. guns in my case.....:funny:
:rofl: :funny:

RabbitInTheMoon
04-29-2006, 11:46 PM
Check! Locker and power steering. I was out at 360 last weekend and made some jeep owners green with enevy as they were having large issues at this muddy shelf and I fought it and made it up. I am thinking ( video) that I would have had a lot easier time with a front locker.

zero
04-29-2006, 11:53 PM
Check! I would have had a lot easier time with a front locker.

Even if your p/s is out, you can lock your hubs long enough to get out of trouble. Just unlock them and go until you need them. The security is worth the price.smokin

bmp
04-30-2006, 06:57 PM
for you guys who are locked up front with powersteering, what size tires do you have and what type of powersteering do you have?

Itsmejoe231
04-30-2006, 09:34 PM
35" and Chevy S-10 power steering.

DesertZuki
05-01-2006, 10:45 AM
31s and Track/Kick power steering.

x2 for my kid.

RIVERZUK
05-01-2006, 02:19 PM
33" Mud Terrains & Toyota

zukbilly
05-01-2006, 03:38 PM
33x13.50 tsl and tracker ps

purevil71
05-02-2006, 12:32 AM
36" swampers and Toy IFS power steering...