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Old February 24th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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Question What are your thoughts on this product (Hillbilly Locker)

This is a new product that I am thinking of marketing. Right now I am tossing this out there to get some feed back about how you perceive this product. If it is not mentioned in the attachment, the components are billet 6061-T6 aluminum. I definitely welcome and appreciate all feedback, even if that feedback happens to be negative. THANKS
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Old February 24th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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any pics?
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Old February 24th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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Old February 24th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #4
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your idea is something i thought of a long awhile back but scrapped the idea as impractical. i'd like to see an example if you have a prototype built yet. strength will be a very big issue as the side gears will want to push the locker blocks away from the side gears. so the bolts better be really strong and the blocks have to be made of a very strong metal.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #5
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Interesting concept. I too would be interested in seeing a picture or two... seems like even if the product stood up to the forces exerted, the spiders would give, at least on lighter duty axles.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #6
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i like the idea and how affordable will it be ? if you are looking into the low budget are it will be a big hit with alot of weekend wheelers
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Old February 25th, 2011, 05:34 AM   #7
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I did not mention that I have already tested this idea in the front axle of my 1990 dodge 250. I figured it was strong enough when I broke my passenger side (stock) dana44 axle with fresh spicer solid axle joints. I continued to finish wheeling in three wheel drive, which all of the power was being put to my drivers side tire transmitting through this locker. In my mind anyway, I do not believe that there is a strength issue at all, but this is why I am asking around for others input which I really appreciate.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 06:24 AM   #8
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I would be interested in testing this product for you.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 06:36 AM   #9
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your idea is something i thought of a long awhile back but scrapped the idea as impractical. i'd like to see an example if you have a prototype built yet. strength will be a very big issue as the side gears will want to push the locker blocks away from the side gears. so the bolts better be really strong and the blocks have to be made of a very strong metal.
I wonder if kodiak has already pm'd his resume. We all know how good he would be at selling these with all his experience in the vacuum industry.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 08:00 AM   #10
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I would be interested in testing this product for you.
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X2... What would it cost to purchase???
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #11
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Do you think you could make this reasonably cheap? I was just thinking to myself how great that would be to have something like that and here it is. Also would it be available for import and domestic trucks?
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #12
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looks like a sweet idea look forward to see how it does
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Old February 25th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #13
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i would like to test out the prototype of thid product too looks like a good idea if it works well
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Old February 25th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #14
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I have had a few inquires about the cost of this product. If I had to put a price on the Hillbilly Locker fitting the dana 44 and corporate 10 bolt (the only one currently available), considering my costs right now it would be around 130.00. Regardless of my costs this second, I need to ask you what a product of this nature is worth to you, is 130 fair or too much?
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Old February 25th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #15
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This is pretty awesome idea.
Easier than a spool, or a lincoln locker... Price is gotta be cheap though, spools are ~150 - 200 bucks. You're target audience is the guy who wants a locked rear end and is a cheap bastard (like me). If you can figure out how to make one for a Toyota drop out, you'll make a mint.

I'd leave the material in the backside of the lock (where the nuts are) to support the side teeth, looks like it could break the teeth out.

Couldn't tell by the pics, but those should be lock nuts or at least loc tited. You don't want those nuts backing off.

P.S. - I would not have shown the pics on a public site like this, if it takes off, there are several shark type vendors who will steal this idea. Especially if you don't already have a patent.


P.S.S. - Change the stupid name... Chock Locker or something a little better.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #16
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I did not mention that I have already tested this idea in the front axle of my 1990 dodge 250. I figured it was strong enough when I broke my passenger side (stock) dana44 axle with fresh spicer solid axle joints. I continued to finish wheeling in three wheel drive, which all of the power was being put to my drivers side tire transmitting through this locker. In my mind anyway, I do not believe that there is a strength issue at all, but this is why I am asking around for others input which I really appreciate.
I personally don't think you have enough gear contact area for sustained abuse or agressive tires. Just my opinion.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #17
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Is 6061 alum strong enough? Seems like a interesting idea good luck!
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Old February 26th, 2011, 05:56 AM   #18
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I have had a few inquires about the cost of this product. If I had to put a price on the Hillbilly Locker fitting the dana 44 and corporate 10 bolt (the only one currently available), considering my costs right now it would be around 130.00. Regardless of my costs this second, I need to ask you what a product of this nature is worth to you, is 130 fair or too much?
I would not pay that much for one. If I was going to spend over 100 bucks I would most likely spend a little more and get a lunch box. I have had 2 lunch box lockers in the past and was happy with there performance.
I would think that your product would be a great value around $50.00
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:31 AM   #19
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I would not pay that much for one. If I was going to spend over 100 bucks I would most likely spend a little more and get a lunch box. I have had 2 lunch box lockers in the past and was happy with there performance.
I would think that your product would be a great value around $50.00

$50-$75 imo. It need to be a bit under $100, the name is terrible.


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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #20
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Somehow make it a 2 piece with some springs or something and have it come apart when turning.. thus making it a locker instead of a spool.. and you could sell millions to people who are not mechanically inclined like myself.. just my opinion.
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