Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Lockright??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunterguy86, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Posts:
    2,477
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Marcos, Texas
    I'm building on a budget as I am a college student. What is yalls opinon on the lockright? I'm thinking of putting it in the front of my stock 86 k5. 305/700r4/208 w/ 10 bolts front and rear. I'm running 31x10.50x15 AT tires and it goes pretty dang well in the mudd for a stock rig. However I do seem to get the 3 wheel peel at times due to the open diff in the front. I plan to keep the gov loc until i blow it up as I have had zero trouble with it.

    Have any of yall used a lockright in the front. Pros? Cons? Street manners?
    What can I expect to be the weak link in my axle if I put it in?
    This is my daily driver as well. And I do have manual hubs if that plays a part in this discussion.

    Future plans are 4in lift w/ 35x12.50x15 MTs of some sort.

    Thanks for the time yall,

    Dustin
     
  2. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2001
    Posts:
    6,127
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Powell, Wy
    I have a loc right in my 60 front and it works well. Sometimes hard to turn on hardpack but that is to be expected. I have *heard* that a loc-right in d44/10 bolts don't hold up as well because of the lack of material to build it to fit that carrier but I am not for sure.
     
  3. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Posts:
    3,659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cedar City, UT
    My bud has a loc-rite in his 10 bolt w/ 35's on his K5. He wheels it hard and it has held up fine so far......

    Easy to install too. I say go for it until you plan on upgrading axles if you are in fact going to later.
     
  4. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Posts:
    16,217
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Mesa , Arizona USA
    Lockright good ( grunting ) :D

    I have no problems driving with one in the rear daily .

    I did however break my Gov Loc on the original 10 bolt . The gov loc never even saw a rocks , just mostly street and dirt . The way it broke I could of lost my c-clips , and only the wedged broken pieces kept them from falling down .
     
  5. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    3,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin,TX
    yep got one in my front 10b also. Has held up great. :D
     
  6. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Posts:
    2,477
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Marcos, Texas
    Have yall had any problems with axle shafts or anything like that. In the mud I'm not to crazy with the skinny pedal unless I absolutly have to be. What is the most common thing to break on a 10 bolt front locked up with 35x12.50's
     
  7. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    3,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin,TX
    I have broken a bunch, just gotta get good at changing shafts on the trail.
    In the mud you will prolly be fine. I hate the clean up so I stay in the rocks :D
     
  8. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Posts:
    16,217
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Mesa , Arizona USA
    I have wheeled with crazy guys , and front shafts do break , but they were running big tires with low gears and way built stuff . Mostly on the rocks here guys break steering studs more often than shafts , at least on the runs I have been on .

    Use your head and carry spares just in case .
     
  9. mrhoes

    mrhoes 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    my K5 had the same set up as yours 86 305 700r4 208 10 bolts, back in high school all I did was school, work and four wheeling. It did pretty good with 31 in BFG All Terrains, I drove it through some scary stuff for such a big vehicle, open front and rear. Running 31s or 35s I would not worry about breaking anything, if you step up to 35s be careful about the 10b rear though,I am going to 35s and went 8 lug 14b semi float rear and converted the front 10b to 8 lug I would not trust a rear 10 bolt with 35s. Just reasently I saw a guy at the near fourwheeling spot break a rear 10 bolt shaft with 35in BFG muds, that gave me more convenced to trash the stock 10b.
     

Share This Page