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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-09-1999, 10:56 PM
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Front locker question

I was just wondering if you had a locker in the front.

Will a locker be noticed in two wheel drive on the street??
can u have a locker and lock only one hub?? to get a better turning radius (meaning you will have 3 wheel drive [ i dont know i am asking?])
if this would work is there a down fall to this set up(besides having to get out and looking/unlocking hubs???
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-09-1999, 11:04 PM
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Re: Front locker question

I have a recently installed LockRite. No difference in free wheel, for obvious reasons. Yes, you can unlock one hub in tight situations to help with turning, it is a very common practice, that's one advantage of an air locker, you can just go open with the flick of a switch, disadvatange is price.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-10-1999, 12:21 AM
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Re: Front locker question

The only disadvantage will be if you ever had to use front wheel drive only (broken rear driveshaft) it will be extremelly squirelly on the road

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Re: Front locker question

You've also just discovered one of the reasons for running a twin-stick conversion on the D300...pop your front output into neutral to make your tight turn.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-10-1999, 10:33 AM
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Re: Front locker question

I've run a lockrite up front in my 86 CJ7 for over two years. I'd sure hate to be without it. There is difference in 2-wheel drive, locker or not.
I also have the MEPCO twinstick shifter on the xfercase, so I can shift into 2-wheel for tight corners. This is a great setup.

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Re: Front locker question

okay more questions twinstick versus single stick?? a twin stick can drive in(rear or front wheel) (one or the other or both) and have the ablity to use the transfer case in low range also??? Is there a diffrence(gearing) between 2hi and 4hi( when front hubs unlocked)????
What would be the diffrence with a single stick and putting the t case into 2hi?
A. you loose the low range 2wd?? I AM Not quite sure how this works did i answer my own question??
IF thats the case can i use a spool rather than a locker because a spool is cheaper?? What are adv/disadvantages?? Sorry this is so long Thank u for the help!!!!!!!!!

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-11-1999, 02:08 PM
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Re: Front locker question

Yes, you answered your own question. The big advantage with a twin stick, IMO, is the ability to use 2wd low range. I assume you are talking about a spool in the front, most people that go that way just go the Lincoln locker route, neither of which I would recommend if you do much wheeling on high traction surfaces such as slickrock like around here in the 4 corners area. A spool in the rear would make your vehicle undriveable on the street.

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