Rear Lockers...

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skullcrusher
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Rear Lockers...

Post by skullcrusher » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:36 pm

Anyone have any thoughts/opinions on rear lockers instead of a 4wd conversion? ANY feedback would be most helpful! Thanks!

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Re: Rear Lockers...

Post by skater » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:25 pm

These people had a storage thing on the back of their van during their long tour of North, Central, and South America.
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Re: Rear Lockers...

Post by craigmar » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:46 am

I live in Utah and have had the van in snow and some pretty muddy areas and haven't had a problem but never gave a thought about using lockers, it might be interesting to hear how they work vs converting to a 4x4 because I'm sure the conversion would be a lot cheaper than trying to convert to a 4x4. I thought there was an earlier post but can't be sure about a conversion and it was way more than I want to spend.

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Re: Rear Lockers...

Post by skater » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:10 am

Oops, haha, I totally misread what he wanted. :oops:
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Re: Rear Lockers...

Post by funtwodrv » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:36 am

I would give second thoughts to running something like a "Detroit Locker" or a spool on the street. They can be sort of unsettling in the rain. On the other hand, an air locker would be my choice. That gives you the ability to truly locking the differential when you need the extra traction along with the benefits of running an open diff on the highway. Something like a positraction or limited slip setup would be a compromise.
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