September 6, 2004Friend is putting lockers on truck doesn't know whether he should get front or rear lockers first
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September 6, 2004I would go with rear first. you will need 4wd less often.
September 6, 2004i have to go opposite and say that id go front first. i had a locker int he rear first and quickly found out that sometimes you need that other front tire spinning to help you out. there has been many instances so far where the onthing that got me out from being stuck was my locked front. i dont run a rear locker anymore after i broke my detroit, because i am awaiting on my arb thats coming shortly. i can go all the places with my locked front/open rear that a lo9cked rear/unlocked front can go, and more.
September 6, 2004I can see your point, never thought of if that way.
September 6, 2004ah, just do both right away, but he probably can't afford both, thats how it usually goes.
September 6, 2004I would save and do both at the same time. Less time without the truck and you may be able to get a better deal for getting both done.
September 6, 2004I'd do the front, because when unlocked it's not affecting tire wear, like driving on the street if it's a daily driver, doesn't affect your street handling.
September 6, 2004I'm just gonna save and do both at the same time. If they make one for my front end?
If I were only going to do one I would do the front.
September 6, 2004I'd put one in front first, if you do rear its gonna eat up your tires when doing daily driving.
September 7, 2004Never thought about doing the front first. It makes sense now that you mention it. Look how capable front wheel drive cars are in the snow compared to rear wheel drive cars. All the weight is over the axle so it gets better bite.
September 7, 2004I want to change the ? a little. i am going to change my rear gears due to larger tires installed so should i get the locks put in the rear at that time? i like going to the sand and snow but i am still new to this 4x4 fun.
September 7, 2004ok.....lets get a few things straight.
re-gearing you rear and not the front is a mistake. you 4wd will be useless unless your running around in mud/soft wet ground. i ran 4:88 int he rear and 3:55 in the front for a whaile on one of my old trucks....on hardground, the front would bind up and i broke alot of u-joints. it would do fine in mud where it could slip. on sand, it will tend to dig in and act as a dredge. bad thing. if your gonna get the back regeared and a locker, skip the locker and get the front gears done also.
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