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From your picture it looks like you could use one. Plus, it sounds like a good price either way. I would use the Richmond because a buddy of mine has a Aussie in his Jeep and it makes too much noise for me. Putting one in the front will help pull you up and over rocks etc. so I would say go for it. Once I lock up the rear I'm going to look for something up front too! Great looking rig by the way. Looks like you do alot of research before you buy parts too from your Bronco info, I do the same....:thumbup -Kevin-
 

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hey thanks man, ur looks great too, im always lookin to save a penny but u also get what u pay for, and the drive tran is not a good place to skimp on. i heard the lock right makes noise too but only in tight turns. and if putting one up front wont put that much stress on my front end then i might swap it in too ;)
 

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Buy the Aussie Locker. I ran one for years in my front diff and liked it a lot. And like Redwagon said, buy it straight from Aussie. I paid a little over $250 shipped for mine, although that has been several years ago.
 

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Got an aussie in the rear and it works awesome, got it for 260, the front one is 250. I will be getting the front one soon
 

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I've used several Aussies, work great, no complaints.
 

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Another Vote for Aussie here, I have one in the rear of ny DD, doesn't mmake too much noise.
 

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Just a little warning, the pic in your sigline shows snow. If you do a lot of driving on snowy/icy roads, you may want to go with a selectable or a good LS.

Autolockers can be a bit squirly on snow/ice covered roads.
 

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Why do people always say that? If my wife can manage driving a locked pickup in the winter most guys should have no issues.
 

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I run a lockright in the back of my 8.8. I'm overall happy with it. As Gacknar has alluded, they can be interesting in the foul weather, but like everything else long as you know how to deal with it, you can overcome it.

In either lockers case, get a set of extra springs/pins, I've broken a few of the pins over the years, in a few different applications.
 

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Just a little warning, the pic in your sigline shows snow. If you do a lot of driving on snowy/icy roads, you may want to go with a selectable or a good LS.

Autolockers can be a bit squirly on snow/ice covered roads.
its squirly on ice now because of the mud tires, i drive in powder more than ice anyway which is where the mud tires bite and is why i bought m/t. thanks for ur concern tho
 

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Why do people always say that? If my wife can manage driving a locked pickup in the winter most guys should have no issues.
Because having both tires push instead of a pegleg does make it more squirrely, particularly in long sweeping corners where you have to get on the throttle.
 

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I have a lock-rite in front. It works fine when I need traction, but it works too good when I dont on dry pavment. Of course I shift it out of four wheel then. But if you break a driveshaft/u-joint and have to drive on the front diff, it's a PITA. I got the powertrax "soft locker" in the rear. Its much better on road and works great offroad to. But it cost more than a straight lock-rite.
 
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