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locker...looks interesting...!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 82K5_6.5L, May 20, 2003.

  1. 82K5_6.5L

    82K5_6.5L 1/2 ton status

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    well i was in school today taking a final and was reading some older "4wheel and off road" magazines. i came acroos a german made locker from Offrotec, it looks bad ass.. this is what it says: " The Offrotec locker uses a sliding shift fork thats mounted in a new cast-aluminum differential cover. This design is similar to an Ox locer, but unlike the cable-acutated Ox, the Offrotec locker uses a vacuum diaphragm to push and pull the fork to lock and unlock the differential." now that sounds cool! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif so has anybody heard of it, or used it? it is in the December 2002 issue. they tested it and said it was amazing, they put it in a dana 60 up front and abused the crap out of it..so anybody ???
    thanx guys!
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i have never even heard of it /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  3. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> These are the ones on www.killeraxles.com that have the toaster oven thingy on the front, right where a rock would want to bash it to bits. The guy said that he was going to be bringing them to the states but I have yet to see one in person.</font>
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    damn a little spendy /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  5. Blue85

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    Jeeps had that vacuum actuated 4WD engagement on the front axle for a number of years. Everytime I hear about one of those it is generally accompanied by cursing. So hopefully the locker would be a little more reliable than that.

    For that price, why not just get a proven ARB?
     
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    I thought about this locker as well but then they stopped making the vacuum operated one. I cant really justify the price either. For how expesive they are one might as well just go with the ARB.
     
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    why would you watn a vaccum operated locker? Whats wrong with electric or cable? I mean vaccums develop leaks and I know that half the time I have problems wiht my engine its something dealing with the vaccum system. I know its different but I never try to add to a vehicles vaccum system just remove the stuff.
     

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