Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wasilla Alaska
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Re: Air locker
Have you tried locking just one hub? What is the sense of having the front locked if you are only going to have a 3wd just like an open front? When the front wheel whose hub is locked in is spinning, grabs, the wheels turn hard and fast to the opposite side and you have either a birfield failure or a broken axle.
I have been open on the front, welded on the front,Lockrited on the front, and now I will be air locked on the front.
Open on the front is better than 2wd.
Lockrited on the front is lots better than open---Works ok most of the time--Except when it unloads and under certain circumstances on side hills.
Welded on the front is absolutely wonderful if you have no side hills and want to go in a straight line.
As far as breakage in the air locker, If it breaks it will be open.
The warranty is wonderful.
I have done a lot of research, and it appears that if they are properly maintained, they seem to do well. If it is too big of a pain in the butt for me, I will sell it.
I also have a big problem paying that much for a front diff. But at least I will know when it is locked and when it is not,