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Old 11-04-2009, 09:56 PM   #29
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I put an electric locking rear diff in our old 89 Bronco, along with a Detroit Trutrac LS in the front axle (with manual lock hubs) - it's a great combination...the rear diff has a LS till you flip the switch and then it locks up both rear wheels for max traction...

Leading Manufacturer of Traction Enchancing Differentials & Planetary Drives - Auburn Gear

I've been in situations where I had rear wheel slip - locked it up, and drove right out - didn't even need the front axle engaged!

I've never heard of only one wheel being locked in the front axle...there are all sorts of 4x4 'systems' out there, maybe some of the IFR suspensions do that sort of thing, where one side is constantly engaged, and you then can lock up the other side with the cab control to get the front wheel drive operating...sounds confusing to me...

Our Excursion (used or towing the AS) currently doesn't have a LS in the rear, wish it did!...don't know if Auburn makes an electric locking unit for our Ford's rear axle...if so it would be my first choice, as it's easy to hook up once the diff is installed, requiring only a switch up front, PLUS you get a LS in the diff for normal running...

Have fun with your new set-up...

Ray & Pat; Morada, CA
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