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LockRight? Fans/ Users?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jimmyjack, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Ok we'll try it again...... I am giving up on buying a 14 ff for now. This year anyway. I found an open, 3.73 12 bolt out of a 77 blazer. The guy wants $150 for it. I'm looking for any pro's and con's concerning the Lock Right. Is the No Slip really that quiet? Is it worth twice the price? I really like the fact it just pops in with out having to mess around with the ring and pinion gears and doesn't take any additives. Lemme know whats up!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Kewl, this one works!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    i've had 3 of them 2 in my jeep(front&amp;rear),one in the blazer.
    the only thing i didn't like was driveing in the snow on the streets ,so in the blazer i put the lockright up front and arb in the rear this way i can still go fairly straight when it looses traction (in 2wheel)
     
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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Cool thing here in Tucson is a serious lack of snow pack on the streets! I'm not really worried about the noise either, my blazer has enough klinks klanks and klunks to spare. It's even got rattles pings and pops! (sorry gotta little carried away!)

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    lgk5 1/2 ton status

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    with the radio,engine noise and tires i didn't notice the clicking
     
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    I put a lockrite up front and mini spool in the rear of the Jimmy. I like the mini spool versus a locker so you dont get the locker weave. It wears the tires just as fast as a locker to.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&33"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    So do you think the No Slip is worth twice the money then? How does the lock right wear? I've heard a few bad things about them.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    I have a lockrite in a 1980 GMC K-15 1/2 ton pickup. It has 30,000 miles on it and has not given me any trouble. I have a 383 stroker motor putting out almost 400 h.p. 35" BFG m/t's and I tow a 27 foot travel trailer. I beat the crap out of this truck so I think they are pretty damn good, I have heard that if your carrier is worn they can be a problem? Maybe some of these so called experts know more than I do
     
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    I'm happy with the No slips. Worth 2x the price??? I guess it depends, I'm not a big fan of banging sounds coming from my axles[​IMG]... Where are you getting a lock-right for less than 180? You got a good deal going somewhere?

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    Well I can't find ONE of my 4x mags right now! Not sure of the price but I thought it was around 180. I can go to Desert Rat in Tucson tomorrow and buy a LockRight for $290 or the No Slip for $420. They have a hefty markup on their schit. I think I'll dig around a little bit more! Won't get it til after Xmas. I'm thinking about throwing the Auburn in the front. It's tired but it's not worn out.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  11. Executioner

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    I have run the Original Lock-Right in the rear 12 Bolt for about 5 years. It has worked great for me, in deep mud
    all the way to rockcrawlin. I think the key to them lasting is the case must be in very good condition, as well
    as the thrust washers. If the tubes are the least bit bent(not strait) the side gears don't line up propery .
    And for street driving, even just to the store a block away, the O.D. of the tires must be the same.
    Good luck
    P.s. I might have an Eaton Possi for a GM 12 Bolt, but Its the case that 3.07:1 came on, meaning if you
    running 3.73:1 or higher(numberic) then you'll need an extra thich ring gear(prefered) or spacer.
     
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    Try <a target="_blank" href=http://www.central4wd.com>central4wd.com</a> I bought my lockrite for a 10 bolt there for 230 bucks + 12.00 shipping. If i rember their 12 bolts were only a few bucks more. The no slips were around 400.
     
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    The way I understand them to work, the LockRight and NoSlip should both have about the same installation difficulty. They are both lockers, so they should both your tires the same. I believe the design of the NoSlip is derived from the Lock-Right, but they are claiming that the material for some of the parts is stronger in the NoSlip. I think that they both have the same fluid requirements, too.

    <font color=green>Oh man, 4:10's are sure better than 3.08's!</font color=green>
     
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    I had a lockright go bad. Powertrax paid for a new one. No problem. It was probably due to the existing thrush washers or the locker. It was hard to say. But the new one works great. There is no banging, like people say. Very smooth overall. Just watch those washers, they are critical to the whole setup of the lockright.
     
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    I have a Lock Right in my 12 bolt which has seen much abuse. I have not had a problem with it. I have a less desirable EZ Locker up front which I worry about at times. One thing about my Lock Right I have noticed it does bang very loud at times either on or off road. I usually watch for an axle shaft to spit out the side when this happens. But, nothing has happened so far. I have driven mine on the street for 3 years now without problems. Money well spent.

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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    Im a pretty hardcore wheeler up here in north Idaho, and I run 38's and have never had any probs, but my freind who runs 40's ended up having to take his out and replace it with part number 6013, cuz it couldnt handle the 40's. I have been wheeling the wee out of mine for about three years now..

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
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    Cool, thanks everyone! I'm sold. I need to go to the boneyard and dig into this 12 bolt a little bit. I'll have my buddy check it out for me too. I'm gonna throw the Auburn up front while I'm at it.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     

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