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Old 04-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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96 f350 dana 60 front axle. Powered by a compound turbo 12valve. I want to put a locker or spool up front so i have true 4wd when towing offroad- THe truck is used for towing and picking up things around town- Mostly towing to the dunes or camping. what would you put in there and why?
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A Detroit Locker Tru-Trac or ARB air locker.Alot easier to steer in my opinion.
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If you don't actually engage the 4x4 very often, I would spring for a lock right myself. Cheaper than the above option and should hold up just fine for what you are doing.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you don't actually engage the 4x4 very often, I would spring for a lock right myself. Cheaper than the above option and should hold up just fine for what you are doing.
this. or just look for a d60 trackloc limited slip and rebuild it with a few extra clutches to tighten it up some. you definitely don't want a spool in the front of anything besides a dedicated wheeler/toy with hydro assist or full hydro.
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If you are going to spool it you may as well weld. Either way it is not worth a shit in the front of anything, but an offroad toy with hydro. Get an LS for it or a ARB since they still don't have a high speed for the zip lockers.
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thanks- i dont plan on doing any hard core wheeling but i do disconect from the trailer time to time and smash up the hills and fart around a bit. Thanks for the help
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