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Anyone tried this locker up front??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tshane, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. Tshane

    Tshane 1/2 ton status

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    I'm thinkin of going with this mechanical limited slip up front. I'm wondering if anyone has use it and if so what they think of it. I was wonder if that 200 dollars i save by not going with a true detroit is worth it. I'm really tight for cash but i dont want to leave the front open. Here a link to the ez locker i'm thinkin bout

    http://www.4wheelparts.com/product2.asp?imseqn=1187&occlass=DETL&cat=DRI

    Any comments will be appreciated
     
  2. Triaged

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    If it is a D44 or 10B then there are alot of parts that would most likely brake before the locker would.

    That said I would go with a Lock-Right insted of the EZ-locker. Lock-Right was the origional people to make the "drop in locker" and the EZ-locker is just a copy of it. I like to give credit where it is due... I have also heard that the Lock-Right was stronger.
     
  3. Fletch79

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    Whenever it is running like an open diff, IE: every time you turn, it's going to make a terrible clicking noise.

    I played with a cutaway diff that had one installed.
    Dunno how well the gear oil would quiet it, but it was pretty darned loud.
    "Click-clack, click-clack"

    Other than that, it looked like a solid design.
    Installation is a one hour, driveway job.
    Remove cover, spin carrier until you can unbold the cross-shaft, fidget the gears out, slide locker in, replace cross-shaft, replace cover and fill diff.
    Done.

    I'll vote for 'Lock-Right' as well.
    The absolute best commercial price on them is here.
    http://www.rocky-road.com/lockright.html

    I was thinking about one, it was gonna take them a few weeks to get it to me, and shipping was $15 or so.
    I showed their price to a local drivetrain shop, and they offered to meet it, with a bunch in stock.
    Still haven't done it; waiting for axle upgrades.

    Hope this helps.
    Fletch
     
  4. Shaggy

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Installation is a one hour, driveway job.
    Remove cover, spin carrier until you can unbold the cross-shaft, fidget the gears out, slide locker in, replace cross-shaft, replace cover and fill diff.
    Done.



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    <font color="green"> The axleshafts are going to have to be slid out as well. Obvious, I know, but takes a bit more time since the wheels ard brake drums need to be removed. </font>
     
  5. Panther

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I'll vote for 'Lock-Right' as well.
    The absolute best commercial price on them is here.
    http://www.rocky-road.com/lockright.html
    Fletch

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    Great link Fletch. Their prices seem great. I'm waiting for a quote on a No-slip and hopefully with that, I can get it local for the same price like you did.
     
  6. BlazerGuy

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Whenever it is running like an open diff, IE: every time you turn, it's going to make a terrible clicking noise.

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    That's why you unlock the hubs! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  7. Thunder

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    Go with a Power trax Lockrite. Wayy better unit. Costs less too.
    Everyone I know that has bought a ez locker has had troubles with them.
     
  8. outlaw612

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    Ive got an EZ locker in my D44 that I bought from Mudzer. Ive been running it for almost a year with no problems and it doesnt click or pop if the hubs are unlocked.
     

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