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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 08:56 AM
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Lock-Right Lockers

Im considering ordering a Lock-Right Performance Locker and am looking for some feedback from anyone who is running one. Good, Bad, Noise, Anything will help. Thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 09:14 AM
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Re: Lock-Right Lockers

At the top of the screen there is a search button. Try a search function on "lockright" or "Lock Right" on the Shortwheelbase bbs, for the past 6 months or so. Tons of feedback is available.

Short version: not as durable as full-case locking differentials (such as detroit, ARB, OX), but cheap, easy to install, and they work pretty well. They aren't as well-mannered on-road, but they're liveable. I have one in both of my vehicles.

Try the search. Then, if you have any more ???s, let us know.

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Welcome to the BBS. I am running a lockrite in a AMC20 with one piece axles and 33's. I havent had any problems with it. It works awesome off road, and on the street you notice it occasionally. It will make noise sometimes when turning a corner and releasing - nothing bad - thats just how it works. I wouldn't give it up for anything - well mabye a detroit and some 4.56 gears[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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I had one in the front (d30) of my 82 CJ-7 for 5 years and it has worked well on the trails here in Moab. Like any locker, it makes turning on slick rock tough so I installed a twin stick shifter to take the front out until needed. Last fall I tore up the r&p in the front and will now go back with an ARB and a manual air switch setup. The Loc-Rite showed NO signs of abuse, only shinny spots on the clutch teeth. Maybe I have just been lucky.


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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 09:57 AM
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I have one in my front D30, Spool in the rear with 4:88's on 35's. I have only had one chance to use it and this was in Paragon Offroad Park. The only problem I found is that there were times that I had to unlock my hub so that I could turn the wheels while I was on some rocks. This was a pain but it worked fine otherwise. Pontiac58 was a great spotter that day so thanks Jim..

I had no noise, or any problems. I am considering doing a twin stick on my D20 so that while on the rocks I can go 2wdlow in the rear while steering when needed.

This is my first front locker, I was amazed on how well it did. While the hub was unlocked I would be a sitting duck but when we locked it back up I climbed everthing.

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Had one in the rear amc20 for several years and I liked it. Made a ticking noise as it ratcheted around tight slow turns on pavement. Best to push in the clutch and coast thru a tight parking spot or u turn. The odd time it would make a bang after straightening out. Lasted well. Broke the alignment pins after the two piece axles spun a hub. Replaced the pins and went on with one piece axles till I traded it all for the 44 and detroit. Detroit is much smoother,but no more effective off road.


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Re: Lock-Right Lockers

One hint if you order a lock-rite: don't get the more expensive kit with the side gear couplers. Just re-use your side gears, or that thing will lock and unlock violently since the new couplers have square teeth instead of the round ones.

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I have one that is new in the box for sale if you are interested. e-mail me springoveryj@home.com for more info

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post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 01:33 PM
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I had one in my CJ-5 with a Dana 44, it was great off road but made a lot of clicking and clunking going around corners. I now have the Powertrax No-Slip in my CJ-7's AMC20 and works a lot smoother. It gives the same traction as the Lock-Right but makes almost no noise on the street. It does cost about $100 more, but it's well worth it.

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I have them front and back in my 78 CJ5. They work fine off road. Like any other full time locker, you have to let off the gas and coast to get it to turn on dry pavement.

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