If you were going to put one locker in a shortbed 4X4 would it be in the front or rear? Why?
The rear axle is stronger than the front. The front axle has knuckle u-joints, steering and stub shafts that are all more prone to failure than a simple solid rear axle. The steering action itself will add aditional stress loading. You're just talking about long term wear and tear, thats not my concern.RCC_SaMiaM said:actually you are more likely to break and wear parts with a rear locker, since it is always locked. With the front locker and hubs unlocked, the locker isn't being used, so no wear and tear while daily driving.
While all of this is true, the traction advantage of it being in the rear is reason enough.RCC_SaMiaM said:I also just realized that he probably has half ton stuff. Since I have dana 60's front and rear, I haven't had a problem with anything welded up, that is why I said front. Dana 44's suck, so yeah I would put the locker in the rear. I broke alot of axle ujoints with a dana 44, but have yet to break one in a dana 60.