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Cheapest place to buy a Lock Right?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer79, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    I'll probably end up buying it from Summit ($299), since they accept my Intl. order, but they match prices, so all I need is a website that shows some good price for #1910 (12 bolt).

    So far I found <a target="_blank" href=http://www.desertrat.com>www.desertrat.com</a> for $264.99.

    Or would anyone recommend a different locker for a 12 bolt? (in that price range)
    Thank you.

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  2. Emmettology 101

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    Lock Rights dont usually fair well in the rear. What tire are you running?

    Usually the cheapest place for lockers is Leon Rossers - <a target="_blank" href=http://www.thinkjeep.com>www.thinkjeep.com</a>

    Mike

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    What problems do they show in the rear? I wish I could go with ARB, but too expensive.

    I'm running 31" right now, but will be going to 35" sometime next year. The only other "factor" that's going to get me scolded is the 454 I'll be installing soon.

    My drivetrain will end up being: 454+TH350+NP203(Full Time)+10BFrt+12BRear+35"SSRs The 454 is basically stock. I know some guys here have 383s with more torque than my 454.

    I checked that site, but it doesn't mention any GM applications. Thanks anyway.

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    Just some info...I just broke my 12 bolt Lock-Rite this weekend. I have a 350, th350, 203 and 35's.
     
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    Some say they are too weak to run as a rear locker. Although some people have had n problems. Leon Rosser has a listing on their pages that say they should be run on vehicles with up to 33" tires only. My suggestion would either go with one of the following: Mini Spool, or a Detroit C-clip Locker.. Both are much stronger than the Lock Right.

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    My recommendation is to do it right. A limited slip in the rear of an off-road vehicle realy doesn't help a whole lot. You would be better off with a full locker. And, the major cost (whether in $$ if you pay someone or labor if you do it yourself) is in the installation. And the installation would be essentially the same regardless of which one you go with. For a posi or a full locker, you still have to pull the spider gears and replace them.

    The best place I have found for lockers is Randy's Ring &amp; Pinion ( My 85 Jimmy
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    Actually, when doing a r &amp; p swap, you have to set the pinion depth also, not just the backlash like when doing just a locker.

    Pete

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    That's why I said 'essentially'

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    I should have no problem with my 31" actually 29" tires, right? I really can't afford anything more expensive than the Lock Right, and larger tires are still a long way. I guess the wise thing to do is take good care of my axles and not push it running 35"s. I even have a set of 3.73 gears just waiting for the installation kits.

    So what do you people say? 454+12 bolt+Lockright + 3.73+33" tires OK?

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    Ive seen alot of guys around here run lock rites front and rear. No problems with them. If you dont drive it much than I would say go with a mini spool in the rear. Thats what I am doing since I blew the spider gears in my rear end. The mini spool isnt much different that a locker in terms of driving it, but will wear the tire out a little quicker since it never released. But it doesnt have the locker sweep around wide turns.

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    Get the fawkin Lock Right!

    To answer your original question, National Tire and Wheel sold me my 3 Lock Rights and they were 245-250 U.S.
    with free shipping. I don't know about international shipping.

    You should also get the Powertrax Hardened cross pin. I also got these from Nat'l @ about 16 bucks. Powertrax will not warranty the locker if you don't use it, and yes they really are a heck of a lot harder than the stock pins.

    Lift It, Lock It, LIVE IT!!!
     

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