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I would do an aussie in the rear, then if you really want one an ARB or cable locker in the front.
Aussie is nearly as good as an ARB, and a heck of a lot cheaper.
i have to beg to differ.
you couldnt pay me to run a lunchbox locker.
run a spool or a selectable, only options.
i like predictability.
i drove my brothers and it was terrible. and it eventually self destructed.
for the rear of a primarily offroad rig you cannot beat a spool.
and the tire wear is going to be damn near the same as with an Aussie type locker. as is the cost of the locker itself.
i agree that the selectables are stupid money, and thats the reason i run two spools $100 a piece. 100% traction all the time
for sure ty.
i am not trying to scare anyone. just stating my direct experience.
with the Aussie being the only reasonable aftermarket locker, you guys arent left with much choice.
i like fewer moving parts in things i want to thrash.
it does seem kinda strange that there are no 9.5" spools, as popular as 40 series are, and as long as theyve been around
if there was a spool locker for the front id do it and put an aus in the rear and call it good for cheap but as far as I can tell ARB is my only front option without doing 2wd hubs
I would arrgue that an ARB is the best mod, or a retrofit of a e-locker is the best most, by far. Also if you are talking about a LSD that fits inside the carrier, is a bad mod since the front carrier is weak and will deform under load and cause ring and pinion breakages, ARB or E-lcoker fixes this.
You automatically say you don't agree, that is your right, but man, but please do not mislead people. I don't care that you can theoretically describe with physics why it would work, it does not work in ROCK CRAWLING, and that is what the post was about. It might work 10%, but it is not the best.
I would not reccomend an lsd in the front of a full time 4wd vehicle. Tru tracs dont hook up well, so many people do run them in full time 4wd vehicles (popular in rovers), but you would be better of with one locker in the rear, than trutrac front and rear (althought tru trac is not available for the rear anyway)
and for the record, the mini V6 spool would work up front in the 80 as they use the same carrier, well 2 pinion vs. 4.
so for someone running a real 4wd 80 this is an option.