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I'm a student with limited budget. I have an 85 that gets wheeled moderately, but am slowly building into a trail rig. Which should I get this year crossover or lockers? Its my daily driver and sees about 500 miles a week with a large chunk of that being freeway miles.

[ 09-16-2001: Message edited by: 85xcab ]
 

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cross over
 

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locker
let the debate begin
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the locker, for sure, steering is good, but the locker will get you there better. and less breakage of parts. <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
 

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I know this wasn't one of the options but,do you have a crawler?if not,get that..if you have one..I say locker and spare steering parts
 

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if you drive that much on the road i'd still go x-over. i remember when i put my x-over in it made my truck handle like a car.
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lockerslockers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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1..Lockers w/spare birf.

2..Crawler dual case or gears

3..Cross-over

4..Big lift, tires, diff gears

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From what you said your needs are:

1. Rear locker
2. Crossover steering
 

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Thanks for all the input.
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I vote crossover after seeing my friends stock steering arm break at Hollister and then I saw his stock tie rod break 10 miles up on a fire road (zip ties work wonders).If you can drive decently off road you don't exactly need lockers. I've seen people get into places w/ no lockers that I had trouble getting into w/ a rear locker.
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Considering you've already got 33's and 5" of lift, I'd say crossover too. Fix the weak links first. <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0">
 

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Lockers definately, but with that many pavement miles you should consider ARB's...
 

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Anyone who doesnt recomend lockers first has'nt wheeled with them. Even just one in the rear is a huge improvement. Unless you are running super flexy springs and BIG shocks, you dont need the crossover.This would be the order I would recomend.
1) rear locker
2) Dual cases
3)good flexy springs,long shocks and tires.(lift)
4)gears
5)crossover steering
6)front locker
7)winch
8)4.7:1 crawler gears
9)cage (by now you'll need it!)
 

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Originally posted by zags:
<STRONG>Anyone who doesnt recomend lockers first has'nt wheeled with them. </STRONG>
Yeah, right bud. You ever pretzled that stock tie rod, or broke that goofy horse shoe arm? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

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Based on using my truck for both a trail truck and a day driver, I vote for a rear ARB. WIll definately make a difference onthe trail, but will not change road driving.
 
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