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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 03:15 AM
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locker for 8.25 IFS

i am installing my 4.10s soon and figure i might as well also install a locker for the front. i already have the stock rear locker but i would also like on for the front. problem is that i dont see anyone that offers one. i only see a ARB air locker for a 9.25 IFS but not the 8.25 IFS. i would perfer a inexpensive on honestly. can yall help?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 06:39 AM
 
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Re: locker for 8.25 IFS

Nope... nobody makes a locker for the 8.2". Probably never will. First off the case isn't strong enough to support the additional torque applied when BOTH wheels need traction. The housing is aluminum, and if you ever really wheeled on IFS, you may have noticed that the shaft in the pig has a queer tendency to shear itself off when torque is applied....

You wanna lock your front diff? Best bet - and I think most here would agree - is to get a Dana 60 and the ORU kit, and build a real front axle and suspension. Then you can lock it up all day long. Good luck!
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Re: locker for 8.25 IFS

I asked the same question a few months ago because I was doing the same thing as you. I actually did find a company that makes one and someone on this board replied to me saying that they had one installed in their truck. With that said, everyone else also stated I would be grenading my front carrier so I decided against it.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 01:17 AM
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Re: locker for 8.25 IFS

do you remember the company that made one or the part number. a dana 60 and SFS is way out of my budget right now. i wanted a front locker because i go through alot of loose sand and 4 wheel drive instead of 3 wheel drive makes a ton of difference. i understand that i might break my front diff housing but i dont wheel that hard at all. i just love going camping i very hard spots to get to.
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do you remember the company that made one or the part number. a dana 60 and SFS is way out of my budget right now. i wanted a front locker because i go through alot of loose sand and 4 wheel drive instead of 3 wheel drive makes a ton of difference. i understand that i might break my front diff housing but i dont wheel that hard at all. i just love going camping i very hard spots to get to.
Yeah I was hoping you could send me the name of the company as well. I found something on AAM, well someone else found it for me and sent me the link but still. here it is

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) - TracRite® Axle Differentials

Byt the looks of it, it would fit an 8.25 IFS. My truck is a 90 Z71, wouldit fit that?
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