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How useful is the rear Elocker in real world conditions? I know it is very useful in hard core off road conditions, rock climbing, deep mud etc. How useful is it in snow? Does anyone find it useless? Has anyone kept from getting stuck because of it? Is there anyone that has it that regrets gettingit. Do you think the OR and Pro 4X packages are worth the extra cost and decreased fuel mileage (due to the gearing) vs just a plain 4x4? I am referring to the functional added off road value that the gear ratio, Rancho shocks, BFG Rugged Trail tires, E locker, skid plates etc. offer. Not considering the looks of the packages, stickers, guages, leather, rims etc.
 

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1. The Rancho shocks aren't a great improvement over the 'stock' shocks. It's more of a name recognition thing, expecting the consumer to say "oooohh--aaahhh-wowwwwww, it has Rancho Shocks!"

2. I don't have it (locker), and although I don't do any hardcore 4x4ing, haven't really missed it. My truck does excellent in the snow, even with the stock Wrangler SR-A tires.

3. You'll be glad you have the lower gears if you decide to upgrade to larger tires eventually.
 

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2007 TITAN LE said:
How useful is the rear Elocker in real world conditions? I know it is very useful in hard core off road conditions, rock climbing, deep mud etc. How useful is it in snow? Does anyone find it useless? Has anyone kept from getting stuck because of it? Is there anyone that has it that regrets gettingit. Do you think the OR and Pro 4X packages are worth the extra cost and decreased fuel mileage (due to the gearing) vs just a plain 4x4? I am referring to the functional added off road value that the gear ratio, Rancho shocks, BFG Rugged Trail tires, E locker, skid plates etc. offer. Not considering the looks of the packages, stickers, guages, leather, rims etc.
Depending on what you do, or where you live, the E Locker could be your best friend. Remember, the E Locker is only engaged in 4Lo and not in 4Hi. As far as decreased gas mileage, that is determined by whether or not you go with the Big Tow package 4x4 or the standard package 4x4. The Big Tow has a lower gear ratio so it is going to have a few less mpgs. Many member here say (and I agree because I have it) to go with the BT package if given the choice. I think it's worth it just to get the BT mirrors :lol:. Also, do you plan on towing much with the truck? If you are not going to tow/haul anything, then there is no need for the BT package.
 

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I personally dont offroad my truck alot, but I do use my locker occasionally. I have used it to go up snowy roads pulling a 4 sled snowmobile trailer, just to make sure there is no loss of traction because goin backwards could get bad in a hurry. THe tow pack is nice because I can see on here countless times people dont get it and then want to tow something and shouldnt or dont because its over the standard 7400...
 

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that is determined by whether or not you go with the Big Tow package 4x4 or the standard package 4x4. The Big Tow has a lower gear ratio so it is going to have a few less mpgs. Many member here say (and I agree because I have it) to go with the BT package if given the choice.
The offroad/Pro-4x models come standard with the lower gears, regardless if you have the tow package or not.
 

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The offroad/Pro-4x models come standard with the lower gears, regardless if you have the tow package or not.
ah, I did not know that. Well, I learn something new everyday.:cheers:
 

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Juday said:
ah, I did not know that. Well, I learn something new everyday.:cheers:
Yeah, I wasn't really positive of that fact, until I checked the website.
 

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2007 TITAN LE said:
How useful is the rear Elocker in real world conditions? I know it is very useful in hard core off road conditions, rock climbing, deep mud etc. How useful is it in snow? Does anyone find it useless? Has anyone kept from getting stuck because of it? Is there anyone that has it that regrets gettingit. Do you think the OR and Pro 4X packages are worth the extra cost and decreased fuel mileage (due to the gearing) vs just a plain 4x4? I am referring to the functional added off road value that the gear ratio, Rancho shocks, BFG Rugged Trail tires, E locker, skid plates etc. offer. Not considering the looks of the packages, stickers, guages, leather, rims etc.
I have the E-LOCKER and have never had to use it because I don't offroad with it. It can only be used in 4LO anyhow so quickly switching it on while moving isn't an option. I love knowing I have it, and it's a plus when selling.
Fuel mileage is stated as being the same ...maybe a mile or two difference. So if you're not going to be offroading, you could probably do without any of it. But....it's always nice to be able to! I wouldn't trade for a truck without it!
 

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2007 TITAN LE said:
How useful is the rear Elocker in real world conditions? I know it is very useful in hard core off road conditions, rock climbing, deep mud etc. How useful is it in snow? Does anyone find it useless? Has anyone kept from getting stuck because of it? Is there anyone that has it that regrets gettingit. Do you think the OR and Pro 4X packages are worth the extra cost and decreased fuel mileage (due to the gearing) vs just a plain 4x4? I am referring to the functional added off road value that the gear ratio, Rancho shocks, BFG Rugged Trail tires, E locker, skid plates etc. offer. Not considering the looks of the packages, stickers, guages, leather, rims etc.
Save yourself the money on the offroad package and put that money towards a Detroit TruTrac and some better aftermarket shocks.
 

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The TT is probably best for on-road use. Off roaders will do better with the locker though. The TT isn't a locker, it's simply an LSD. A true locker isn't a good idea on road because you'd tend to have your arse end come out on you while turning while excellerating.
 
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