Limited slip in front differential?

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I did search nothing similar came up?

I have an aussie locker in the rear and love it. I have hear that you can put one in the front but i am just not sure. Is it possible?
 

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If you can't drop the coin for a selectable locker like an ARB or a OEM E-Locker, a limited slip is decent option in the front for a full time 4wd vehicle. I know a few Rover owners that run Detroit TruTracs in the front. I don't think that they on par with a true locker, but they beat an open diff unless you stick to the pavement.
 

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The true trac would be best for a front LSD. If you don't want to drop the coin for one, a clutch type LSD from an 86 - 92 Supra will work well, is cheap to obtain, and drops right into the front of your cruiser. About the only mod I recall performing was grinding a smidge off the inner axle shaft as the splines in the LSD were a bit more shallow. The 93 - 97 Supra with 8" diff has a true trac type helical LSD, I would assume it would drop in...? It will be more money.
 

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The helical/True Trac will not, the clutch pack type is noticable, and the increased level of difficulty will depend on how tight it is set up.... usually not bad IMO.
 

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jax -
I don't know where you're located but you might do some research on how the Aussie and other auto lockers handle in snow and ice.
 
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i think i will just put the aussie locker in the front i have one in the rear and love it. I just want to know has anyone done it in their cruiser.
 
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I would not put a non selectable locker in the front of an 80, it will handle oddly in slippery conditions. You may not have snow and ice to deal with but you do have lots of wet roads year round, off road the truck will have a tendency under steer.
 

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I agree with Raven if we're talking about a DD and it appears we are. If you insist (and it seems like you've already made up your mind) then don't let others drive the truck until they are completely comfortable with the bizarre handling you will have with a LSD front.

-B-
 

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jax if you have a 91-92 then you might consider going to part time 4wd if you want to add either a front non-selectable locker or an LSD.
 
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i have a 94 i dont want to spend 1400 dollars on a part time kit installed.

will the limited slip hurt my truck?
 
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I'd suggest your major concern should be on how it will affect the handling, as opposed to any increase in front end wear.
 

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I would only go with a selectable locker in the front... IMO LSD´s and auto lockers are not safe nor fun on a fulltime vehicle ... they are OK for the rear but not the front ... go ARB or wait for Electracs or cable lockers ... who knows when...
 
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tru-trac in the front is awesome in full time 4wd. UBER reliable, and you don't have to think about it.
 
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