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Unread 04-09-2008, 03:10 PM   #21
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No Rubicon in the nearest future. Is it necessary for terrains like Moab (rocky) or muddy rats?
Never drove over muddy rats, so I have no idea

Moab a front locker will be a good idea for the really tough trails, but in general no. The guys jsut came bakc form a trip and they had no lockers, and other folks went in the past with no lockers, but my understanding is that if you want to run the really tough trails at Moab a front locker will help you quite a bit.

The thing is that it will give you more control over technical obstacles. SO while you are messing with the gears just get it done. Gears and rear lcoker with compressor and install will cost you a lot of money, so adding the cost of a front locker is not that much in the bigger scheme of things. I think you will regret not doign more than you will regret doing it and not using it enough. It only adds about 20% to the overall cost of gears rear locker and install fees. If you do the install yourself it is a different story as you can add the locker yourself later.

Don't know whow much it will help with mud though, I would personally just lock the rear and gas through mud.
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Never drove over muddy rats, so I have no idea

Moab a front locker will be a good idea for the really tough trails, but in general no. The guys jsut came bakc form a trip and they had no lockers, and other folks went in the past with no lockers, but my understanding is that if you want to run the really tough trails at Moab a front locker will help you quite a bit.

The thing is that it will give you more control over technical obstacles. SO while you are messing with the gears just get it done. Gears and rear lcoker with compressor and install will cost you a lot of money, so adding the cost of a front locker is not that much in the bigger scheme of things. I think you will regret not doign more than you will regret doing it and not using it enough. It only adds about 20% to the overall cost of gears rear locker and install fees. If you do the install yourself it is a different story as you can add the locker yourself later.

Don't know whow much it will help with mud though, I would personally just lock the rear and gas through mud.
Thank you Andries. I have a friend at 4x4 shop and he told me to do the gears he want $600. Rear locker will probably add $50 as I can install and route the airline myself. I never done the gears, so do not want to mess it up at the first time. Aftermarket gears with master kit (I have 53k as of today) will be $1050, RD132 another $800 and CKMA12 $300 with tire inflation kit (unless Robert will give me a deal) and shipping ~$250 (Uhhhh, expensive to ship to Canada). Altogether ~$3000 + tax ($400 ). Front locker will put me down for another $1100.
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Thank you Andries. I have a friend at 4x4 shop and he told me to do the gears he want $600. Rear locker will probably add $50 as I can install and route the airline myself. I never done the gears, so do not want to mess it up at the first time. Aftermarket gears with master kit (I have 53k as of today) will be $1050, RD132 another $800 and CKMA12 $300 with tire inflation kit (unless Robert will give me a deal) and shipping ~$250 (Uhhhh, expensive to ship to Canada). Altogether ~$3000 + tax ($400 ). Front locker will put me down for another $1100.
Save all of the extra shipping costs and duty fees and just move to the United States! We could get you a nice place near Expat
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Save all of the extra shipping costs and duty fees and just move to the United States! We could get you a nice place near Expat
What about work. I don't mind to move to US if I'd have a good job offer. Can you offer me something? I'm an Aerospace Engineer.
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Why would the front locker cost $1100? You already have the compressor and already need to install the gears. If you do it with all the rest it just adds the cost of the locker pretty much.
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Why would the front locker cost $1100? You already have the compressor and already need to install the gears. If you do it with all the rest it just adds the cost of the locker pretty much.
$800 for the locker + $150 shipping + $104 tax + ~$50 brokerage fee = $1100.
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Very informative info here. Thanks Andries and everyone else on all of the great information on a front locker, rear locker and the A-Trac system.

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