Looking for cheap locker - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 13th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #1
88WRANGLERYJ
jeeper
 
88WRANGLERYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-25-07
Location: Oxford MI
Posts: 551
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Looking for cheap locker

Blew the spiders in my dana 35 looking to put a locker back there but im on quite the budget so i was wondering what you guys think is a better the powertrax lock right or the detroit EZ locker? or maybe even mini spool but its still my DD. So looking for the more streetable option and welding it is out of the question.
88WRANGLERYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 13th, 2008, 11:23 PM   #2
71jeepster
Glad I'm not Gay J. Hall!
 
71jeepster's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-26-06
Location: Kellogg, ID
Posts: 3,091
iTrader: (12)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to 71jeepster
Default

Aussie or lockrite are the cheapest, Aussie is a little cheaper but supposed to be a little better then the lockrite.
71jeepster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #3
GreaseMonkey
Senior Member
 
GreaseMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: Madison Heights, MI
Posts: 17,984
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

If you're going to use it for more DD than wheeling, I'd go with the Powertrax No Slip/No-Spin. It's one of the two. It's a mechanical locker very similar to a Detroit, but there isn't the annoying ratcheting sound when going around a corner. It takes a little getting used to trying to make a quick turn from a dead stop when getting into the throttle hard, but the Powertrax has virtually no noise when driving around. You will feel it engage/disengage when you get on/off the throttle.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerryann View Post
I am not a lesbian but if I was I would do her.
GreaseMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 08:06 AM   #4
jeeptjpaul
Senior Member
 
jeeptjpaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-06
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 1,248
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

There is no mini spool for a dana 35. The lock rite and ez locker are virtually the same. The no slip is nice, but not really worth the extra money. I never found the ratcheting sound from my lock rite annoying. In fact, I had to pay attention to even hear it. I would put a lock rite in it. It is less expensive than the no slip and will accomplish the same thing.
jeeptjpaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 08:21 AM   #5
wilinsonlevi
Team Thumbs Up
 
wilinsonlevi's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-08
Location: marlette mi
Posts: 3,347
iTrader: (45)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

i have lock right lockers in front and rear in my dd, on pavement can bearly tell there there and i can never here them
wilinsonlevi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #6
Jeepster20
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Default

I just got one of the lock right lockers from power trax. I bought if just that reason I know someone here that had one and you could not hear it at all and it still got the job done very well i might add.
  Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2008, 11:43 PM   #7
ttocsnekia
Fawkin' Noobs
 
ttocsnekia's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-11-06
Location: Hope, IN
Posts: 1,926
iTrader: (31)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

ttocsnekia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #8
landrollover
Senior Member
 
landrollover's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-30-07
Location: Big Rapids/Maryland
Posts: 703
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to landrollover
Default

Ive seen the best reliabilty out of the aussies. They are somewhat loud but work great. A lunch box locker will only work as good as the install.
landrollover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2008, 09:01 AM   #9
BRUSER
Senior Member
 
BRUSER's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-06
Location: WestSide Michigan
Posts: 1,326
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Go for the aussie... I installed one in a Yj and it worked sweet. If I can install something and have it work, it's got to be a no brainer!
BRUSER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2008, 09:23 AM   #10
95geo
newbie
 
95geo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: dryden
Posts: 5,775
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by landrollover View Post
A lunch box locker will only work as good as the install.
I'm a little confused here, what do you mean? it's not like setting up a ring and pinion where you have adjustments and styles of patterns for the wheeling you do. there is a box of parts and you put them in the carrier in the correct order and thats it........
95geo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #11
zjkid
Senior Member
 
zjkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-18-07
Location: EL
Posts: 3,931
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 95geo View Post
I'm a little confused here, what do you mean? it's not like setting up a ring and pinion where you have adjustments and styles of patterns for the wheeling you do. there is a box of parts and you put them in the carrier in the correct order and thats it........
I think he means having the correct clearances.

But I would recommend an aussie.
zjkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2008, 03:13 PM   #12
sodapop
Support the Sport!
 
sodapop's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-11-05
Location: Harrison Twp, MI
Posts: 2,015
iTrader: (18)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Well there's no such thing as a cheap locker for a Dana 35. See the problem isn't the locker cost, it's the associated damage from the weak axle after the locker is installed. I blew my first dana 35 (open) up with 29" tires on the street with a 4 cyl.- 7 teeth off the ring and pinion.

if you end up putting one in, I'd get an Aussie. I've got 2 and am very happy with them both. Everybody I know that has an ez locker (3 people) has had them break.
sodapop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #13
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 21,293
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

I had no problems with lock-rites. When I blew my D35, it was under alot of load with 300hp and 35's. Split the carrier right in half, broke a bearing race, took out the r&p and the end of an axle shaft.

There was no damage to the locker other than it needed new springs.:tonka:
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.26904 seconds with 59 queries