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Offline rjstj

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Lockrite lockers
« on: November 25, 2013, 12:21:19 AM »
Has anyone had experience with or know about the Richmond lockrite lockers? I cant afford a conventional locker, so I figured these would be the next best thing. any suggestions?

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Re: Lockrite lockers
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 08:39:25 AM »
I'm sure someone on here has. I have only had experience with spools, Detroits, and Lincoln.
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Re: Lockrite lockers
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 11:55:02 AM »
Buy a Aussie! I've ran them in both diff's for several years with no issues. Great price and a great product!!
It's never good when your ball pops out!! ;D                                                                        '97 Wrangler, 5speed, D30, Aussie Locker, 4.88's, 8.8, Aussie Locker, 35X12.50X15's, Advance Adaptors SYE, Tom Woods D.S., Adj. uppers and lowers. Smittybuilt 8,000# winch, Rokmen fuel tank skid,owner made sliders, bumpers and lots of smaller do-dads!

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Re: Lockrite lockers
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 07:55:34 PM »
tony you dont have any issues with wet roads or ice/snow with the aussies. asking because ive been looking into them too


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Re: Lockrite lockers
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 09:06:51 PM »
The only time you can tell the rear has one (other than when you need it) is if I lay on the throttle when turning, I might get a slight chirp. The front is completely transparent unless it's in 4 wheel drive. Aussie can sell them cheaper than a LockRite because you buy direct, they don't use dealers. They are designed by a engineer that designed the LockRite and they have no exclusions for tire size.
It's never good when your ball pops out!! ;D                                                                        '97 Wrangler, 5speed, D30, Aussie Locker, 4.88's, 8.8, Aussie Locker, 35X12.50X15's, Advance Adaptors SYE, Tom Woods D.S., Adj. uppers and lowers. Smittybuilt 8,000# winch, Rokmen fuel tank skid,owner made sliders, bumpers and lots of smaller do-dads!

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Re: Lockrite lockers
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 09:24:16 PM »
 :beavisnbutthead: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: what ive been wanting to know

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Re: Lockrite lockers
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 05:52:06 PM »
I've run Aussies in several rigs and have liked them in all of them.  I have one in the rear of the Camo Cruiser with a small block 400 and it has held up nicely.  I like them better in automatic transmission vehicles.  When I've had them in the rear of standard transmission trucks they seem to "push" a little going into corners.   In the front they seem invisible untill you lock in.  I was afraid that I would have steering issues with one in the front of the green 4Runner but it doesn't seem to be a problem and I wheel the snot out of it with 37s.
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Re: Lockrite lockers
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2013, 08:42:59 AM »
I ran a lockrite in the front of the comanche with no issues.  I have a spartan in the front of the TJ and it is very noisy (and unloads violently in 2wd). The aussie is a 2nd generation lockrite (same designer) so I'd just go with the latest and greatest.

BTW contact Wayne Hartwig at DiffsOnly.com for a great deal.

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Re: Lockrite lockers
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 12:22:33 PM »
I went with a Richmond in the rear of my V8 powered CJ5 since that was the only auto locker offered for a D44 w/ limited slip. This short wheel base with manual tranny constantly held my attention during acceleration/deceleration and cornering. Engagement was quite violent even prior to bending the axle tube on the driver's side. After the bend it became unpredictable and failed to disengage often. Longer wheel base vehicles are much more forgiving.

As for the front, I went with the Aussie and it worked great. A little noisy but not bad. Both front and rear held up well turning 35" tires.
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Re: Lockrite lockers
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2013, 08:54:28 PM »
I have lockrites F/R on my cherokee work great as stated front is enviable until you need it and some times I would get a chirp in a turn and when backing up and turning I could hear it ratchet.
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