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Decent cheap lockers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Holeshot, May 20, 2006.

  1. Holeshot

    Holeshot Registered Member

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    Who out there makes some decent lockers that are pretty cheap? I have heard of the lock-right, detroit EZ and some others but I would like some opinions on them. The biggest tires it would see would be 35s and a 350 most likely.
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    what axle? different axles have different options.
     
  3. Holeshot

    Holeshot Registered Member

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    Ahh crap. I am an idiot.:o Its for a GM 10 bolt. I cant believe I forgot that little detail!:haha:
     
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    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    Lockright works just fine in my 14BFF. Locker in a 10B might be an accident waiting to happen, especially with 35" tires.
     
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    Avoid Detroit Ez or Quic Loc ( Detroit Ez in 4wp house brand ) . Get a Powertrax Lockright or no-slip :thumb:
     
  6. Holeshot

    Holeshot Registered Member

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    Yeah as far as a 10 bolt being a problem, the truck just has 31s but may see bigger tires in its future. I think maybe a 14 BFF might be the thing to do. I am not sure though. Thats why I was looking at cheap lockers rather than something expensive. The truck probably wont see bigger tires for a while and if/when it does have problems I would probably throw in a 14 BFF and maybe put the locker in the front. So is a lockright the best thing for the price really? And how long would it take to install? Thanks guys!
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Newbie a couple hours . After the forst couple times its cake . I do mine every six months to inspect it . Easy .

    Also get some Redline shockproof oil , it sticks to the metal components very well .
     
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    X2 I broke 4 E-Z lockers in yrs with only running 33's.
     
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    LockRite in front, NoSlip in the rear in a DD Burb. Use premium lube.
     
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    ive got a lockright in my front 10b and i love it. it was only like $220 and a simple install.
     
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    CB77GMC 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have run 2 Powertrax Lockright's for a year now 10BF/12BR with 35/15.5's and no problems.
     
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    I run a powertrax in the rear and a lockright in the front on 33" and it works great
     
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    Sounds like lockright it is then. Where is the best place to buy one? :confused:
     
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    got mine from summitracing.com.

    they're fast, cheap and sent me a free hat lol.
     
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    I run a lockright in a 12blt with 35's. Haven't put it to any real test yet but it seems to work well. Bit of a pain on the street and not too nice for a daily driver. It's quite noisy even if your careful with the throttle in a turn. Try to pull out of a side road a bit quick and you'll have a howling tire behind you!
    I was going to put one in my DD too 'cause they're cheap but I don't think I could live with the noise and tire wear so that'll be getting a lsd.
    Lockright are cheap and real easy to install.
    One heads up for everyone using them though.: I checked my cross shaft for hardness as they suggest and it was indeed hard. Couldn't file or cut it. After 400 miles I pulled it out as I wanted to change my brake plates and there were bad indentations on the cross shaft.
    I spoke to Lockright and they said I needed one of their hardened shafts made for this application. They didn't make special shafts when I bought my locker so I figure they've had a lot of problems with wear so made a shaft for it.
     
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    Yea Mark, when I bought my NoSlip, it was with a hardened shaft. That was a 10b rear. LockRite for the front 10b didn't require any special shaft. Maybe they had already fixed that. BTW, they both work great.
     
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    Last time I bought a locker for a 10b jegs was the cheapest by a couple of bucks
     

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