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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: What locker to buy? Reply with quote

Ok,
I am looking to buy a rear locker for my Jeep. I have been doing lots of reading and am confused on which would be the best for my rig. I am currently in the process of upgrading my rear axel from a stock D35c to a D44. I would like to be able to drive my Jeep on the road from time to time and still have it perform well on the trail. What can you recommend? ARB, Detroit, Eaton, Ox....I think my brain hurts! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first question would be do you want it selectable or automatic? Next would be how much money are you willing to spend? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I am new to these terms. Although I have owned a Jeep for 11 years, it has been for on road use. Now that I have a second car, I am starting to build my jeep for off-road use. So with that being said...what is the difference between selectable and automatic? and as for money... I don't want to spend an arm and a leg but am willing to spare a leg. I don't want to spend more than $400ish for it (if that is possible).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Selectable and automatic is exactly what it sounds like...you can select whether to lock/unlock or you can have it happen automatically.

Based on your price range, you are looking at automatic "lunch box" type...EZ Locker (made by Detriot) or Powertrax (made by Richmond Gear).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Lockright, it was ruffly $250 for the parts & $160 installed. Good idea to replace all seals, bearings, & U-joints while your there.

I have had this locker for about 5 years now, it has been one of the best upgrades along with gears!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are some opinions about the Aussie Locker?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my Aussie up front. It works great when 4wd is engaged, and I have had no problems with it. It's also a bit cheaper than the Powertrax and Detroit. Not sure how they hold up as a full-time locker in a rear axle.
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