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Alright guys I need help...

I was looking on AutoAnything and I got into the differential parts and at the top it caught my eye cause it said these are recommended for your Nissan and it had an Auburn Max Locker on it. But i know that ARB was really the only for 1st gens but i went and looked and it gave me an option for a 2002 so know im confused and am wondering more about or if anyone has any information on it. If its good is a full time locker or what. So let me know or if your curious also!

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Are you looking for a positraction rear? I think for that, your best option is finding a Nissan posi rear in a junkyard and swapping it in. I know enough to be dangerous here, but I don't think there are any options other than the ARB for a true locker for a 1st-Gen. And that is only good if you are stuck stuck, not highway driving.
 

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Well if i understand it correctly the ARB when not engaged just turns into a open diff correct? The Auburn says its an automatic so im assuming that if one tire slips it automatically locks up? Or is it different then what im thinking? But why wouldn't it be good for highway? Is it cause the ARB cant be engaged on the fly?
 

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An auto locker will lock anytime you are on the gas. ARB uses air pressure to turn the locker on and off. An auto locked rear end is difficult to drive on the street when tires need to slip, like making a u-turn, tight turn, parking maneuvers, etc...Also a locked rear end will allow the rear end to get sideways very easily in low traction situations. So much so that it would be dangerous to drive.
 
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