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just wanted to know what you guys are using in the front end for traction. for example locker, limited slip.and how much they were and if they hold up in the aluminum housing.
 

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I wouldn't put a locker in a chevy IFS or any for the matter, if you want somthing get the LS.....



...mines open and will stay that way.
 

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limmited slip is crap for offroad, it tends to burn the clutches extremely fast. just as it implies in the name, it only limits any slippage. sure it will help slightly for a little while but when the clutches burn out, and they will, you just wasted some cash. if i were you i would leave the front open and throw a detroit or maybe an air or electric locker in the rear. they do sell lockers for your front but there is not guarentee on how long it will last. i hear of guys who have no problems with a locked ifs and i hear of guys who desroyied their front end becuase of the locker. i guess its sorta luck of the draw and also depends on how hard you run your truck.
 

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actually lots of people have good luck with limited slips up front. i know several people running limited slips in the front and have had them last pretty darn long. be it ifs or solid axle. im curious if you have looked into the aussie lockers though? they are easy to install and work as good as a detroit at a much cheaper price. not to mention there isnt a hp limit or a tire size limit either
 

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Can I tell if my buddies 4wd is engaging by putting it on jack stands and spinning a tire and seeing if the other one spins?
 

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On 2005-11-22 10:19, okiebronco wrote:
actually lots of people have good luck with limited slips up front. i know several people running limited slips in the front and have had them last pretty darn long. be it ifs or solid axle. im curious if you have looked into the aussie lockers though? they are easy to install and work as good as a detroit at a much cheaper price. not to mention there isnt a hp limit or a tire size limit either

that is probally true if you only stick to trails where manuvers are at a slower pace, we dont have fullsize friendly trails out here so its mud mud mud and some trails with mud. wheelspin is a must. when your tires are spinning at 50 mph and one catches and one spins thats a ton of slipping on the ls clutches. ive seen a few lsd's burn up out in our trails.

btw nathan, if i dont go hunting this weekend were goin to ct to my friends farm if ya wana do some wheelin, hit up my cell or something :bigthumb:
 

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sweet! well i guess ill leave the front alone since ive already broken an cv joint
 
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