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anybody running an aussie locker in the front???
« on: Feb 03, 2009, 11:11:15 AM »
I already have an aussie in the rear and i love it. Im just wanting to get some opinions from some people about running one in the front. im running 33" with 4.10s  :usa:

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i don't have one, but from everything i have seen and heard, they are great in either end
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hmm thats probably what ill be picking then

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I like mine f/r, but hope you have power steering if you plan to put one up front
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i love mine in the front.... have had many hard runs and its still holding up like the day i put it in

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I like mine f/r, but hope you have power steering if you plan to put one up front
ohh yess, i have power steering. i dont have cross-over steering yet but eventually.

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Those of you running Aussies in the front, are you breaking stock birfs?
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ive only broken one in 4 rock trips, and none in idk how many snow runs

but i broke mine at squeeze rock and i could have avoided it if i paid attention to where my tire was... but the stockers are holding up great so far and im not easy on my rig either

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i got them f/r they work great but i hope you have power steering or you will be fighting it ALOT...i just up graded to hydro assist and it works way better now..... :gap:
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Mines still going strong.

Have seen bad luck with locked fronts and stock birfs.  @ Hollister, IN the dirt.  I don't see how you peps make stockers work in rocks with a locked front.  I'd recommend carrying spares if you run stock birfs.


What size tire to you plan on stopping at?  I know the stock carrier center pins can become fragil once ya get into the too big or heavy a tire. 


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I haven't broken any yet on 36's, but I would also suggest carrying spares
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If u break a birf/axle it breaks all the pins in the Aussie. Its and easy $5.oo fix.
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im running 33's and i dont plan on going bigger,, if i do im not going any bigger than 35"s

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Hey man i love my aussie!I have an SASed 94 yota pickup with an aussie up front and ARB rear with 36" TSL's.Second run with my stock birfs and I blew the left one.Pretty hard wheeling though!I run longs now and the aussie is still holding up!

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im running 33's and i dont plan on going bigger,, if i do im not going any bigger than 35"s

U should be good then
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If u break a birf/axle it breaks all the pins in the Aussie. Its and easy $5.oo fix.


where did you hear that from?

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It happened to me 2 times. Both times it was the same thing broken pins and bent springs. The gears were never hurt ether time. I havent had any problems since i put Longs in.
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It happened to me 2 times. Both times it was the same thing broken pins and bent springs. The gears were never hurt ether time. I havent had any problems since i put Longs in.

An Aussie and not a LockRight or Detroit EZ?
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Yep...
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I have one in the front with stock birfs, 4.56's, and 33's.(open rear) Ran the Rubicon last year with no problems. I plan on putting one in the rear also.  :thumbs:

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It happened to me 2 times. Both times it was the same thing broken pins and bent springs. The gears were never hurt ether time. I havent had any problems since i put Longs in.


how sure are you???

do you have a pic of the box or did you install it wrong

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Yes im sure...... Why is this so shocking for u??? Im really lost here.
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that just doesnt happen with aussies from what i have heard...thats why they are where they are today because they dont break

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I have nothing but good things to say about them... The tech guy is super nice and knows his stuff. He even said that if u break an axle it will break pins. Ide WAY rather break $5.00 pins in an Aussie then break an axle with a Detroit and have to spend 500+ to get a whole new locker. Again nothing but good things to say about Aussie.
91 Toyota High pinions f&r.

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thats interesting sound kinda like something weird could possible be going on with your setup...? like maybe your carrier is warn well and the tolerances and what they should be...?(just a thought). for all i know everything totally legit but for it to happen to you 2 times...thats kinda weird. let alone iv never beard of this happening before on anything besides a Detroit. and even then iv only read about it happening, and have had friends break many birfs with Detroits and never have broken a locker by it. iv heard of pins shearing before but not being related to birf breakage. i hammer the piss out of my truck and my aussie up front hasn't failed me yet, i only broke one birf before i immediately got chromos, so its not like if broken many birfs, but its deff taken a good beating.

did you ask the customer service guys at aussie if this happens often or not? also just to get an idea what were you doing when they snapped?

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He even said that if u break an axle it will break pins.
91 Toyota High pinions f&r.

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