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Do it yourself Locker

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79Guy, Oct 12, 2000.

  1. 79Guy

    79Guy 1/2 ton status

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    Hello All,

    Any suggestions for a locker that I can install myself. I have moderate mechanical skills.

    Thanks,

    '79 Guy
    1 Blazer - 7 Children
    http://79guy.coloradok5.com
     
  2. rich'90

    rich'90 1/2 ton status

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    lock-right is pretty easy, cheap too. Depends on what you want.
    good luck

    Go heavy or Go home[​IMG]
     
  3. Brady

    Brady 1/2 ton status

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    I have detriot e-z lockers front and rear in my blazer.They are pretty easy to install I think it took me about 3-4 hours each with basic handtools.Brady

    '73Beautiful Disaster
     
  4. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I had a Detroit EZ-Locker in my rear (12blt). It worked great when I had 31s. I managed to break it about two runs after I put on 35s. Keith has Lock-Rites front and rear. Last time I talked to him they were working great.
    Hope this helps, Jim '80 GMC.

    It's a Wheelbase thing, You're Jeep wouldn't understand!
    http://www.bigjbear.coloradok5.com
     
  5. Wheels

    Wheels 1/2 ton status

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    I think the last and final issue of 4x4 Power (sniff) had a locker install that you basically replaced the guts from your current unit with the new guts. Required only basic hand tools and could be done right in your driveway. It was around 400.00 but I can't seem to find the issue nor do I remember the name of the unit. I was looking at it for my 79 but I'm going to have to replace those #*&$ stock 3.08 ring and pinions for 3.73 or higher.
     

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