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Old March 1st, 2006, 08:48 PM
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yeah its been gone over and beat to death, locking the front vs the rear, I am debating a tru-trac in the front with stocker stuff, or an ARB in the front with Rover Tracks stuff, OORRR an ARB in the rear with Rover tracks, it seems everyone locks the rear then the front. I have no anticipation of running anything bigger than 285's or 255's in thier respective widths. I am wonder what would be more cost effective. I am well aware of where I can go in stocker form with mud grips. I got some armor so yeah the next hole for the money is the drive train......

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or maybe front and rear tru tracs with stocker equipment however a real locker seems more better in the end
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:14 AM
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I would do a rear first. either a detroit or the ARB. 2 different animals though. THe tru trac is not for the rear. That along with the RT axles, you will never break anything. as for the front, tru trac or arb. IF you do an ARB in the back, I would just do the same in the front...... I like the ARB cause when its not switched on you have great on road manners... Jorge is running a tru trac with stock axles, cv's and 36" swampers and never broke a thing yet.. And he does hammer the throttle at times
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:57 AM
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A friend of mine did the true trac's on a D90. He is not a hard core by any means but he did notice a major improvements over stock. Jabber also had TT's on his old 90 and they worked but they are no lockers by any mean. In order to run RT stuff up front you would need to get steel wheels. Keep in mind 1 ARB = 2 TT's.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 12:15 PM
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If you are only going to lock one end, absolutely lock the rear first.

Arb's are great because they are totally locked like spools or totally transparent like open diffs. If that's too expensive detroit in the rear and TT in front works pretty well for a truck that also need to drive in town.

Most people probably do both ends at the same time if changing gearing.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 07:06 PM
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If you are only going to lock one end, absolutely lock the rear first.
What he said!
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...I have no anticipation of running anything bigger than 285's or 255's in thier respective widths.
That is the measurement of the width

255(width in mm)x85(height measured in percentage of width)x16(rim)
255/25.4(mm to in. conversion)x.85=8.53"x2=17.07"+16"(for rim)=33.07" tire height
285x75x16=32.83"



My preference is for ARB, you have control unlike the TT or Detroit. On when you want them to be and off when you don't, you get to decide not the locker. If you can only afford to do one then absolutely do the rear. It's the front locker with stock parts, i.e. axles, that can be most susceptible to breaking components.

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