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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2002, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Installed Lockright, have a question

I installed my lockright in my rear D44 last week. $240.00 to my door. I am still playing with air pressure in the rear tires cause I seem to jerk to the right every time they disengage. I did the install with my dad who has a little more experience. He was worried because when we put the couplers into the carrier, one side went in a lot easier than the other. We put both in with our hands, but the one side turned free and the other one didn't. Should I be worried about this? Also, in the past I have been able to let the clutch out until it starts to grab, then give it some gas. Sometimes I get down to 4 or 5K rpm and the engine doesn't sputter and it takes off fine. I can still do that now if I am starting out straight. If I am turning while taking off, it struggles to keep up and it sputters and jerks back and forth. I assume because I am turning, it will take a little more gas cause the lockrights are engaged and I am turning (with both wheels pushing). Has anyone else noticed this after installing lockers? Is there any way it could be related to the coupler going in so tight?

By the way, I printed off a bunch of tech articles to help, and this one was the one we used the most if anyone needs "extra" material.
http://4wheeldrive.about.com/gi/dyna...m%2FHow_Tos%2F
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Re: Installed Lockright, have a question

Not sure how a lockright's road manners are... but my Detroit catches, clanks, cracks, and sometimes if it doesn't disengage on turns barks the inside tire from dragging it.....

Now what do you mean about 4k or 5k RPM?????

If I`m going into a parking lot and I find a spot and turn real fast into it the detroit catches and jerks me into the spot... just something you have to get used too...

Or use the clutch before the turn and disenggage it..

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Re: Installed Lockright, have a question

I was just trying to explaine that my carb doesn't seem to be what is making the jeep jerk back and forth. If the carb was dirty etc., I could see it coughing when I let the RPM's get down in the 4-5K range. I think its like taking off in sand vs. the street. On the street, I could almost take off without even pushing on the gas, but in sand I would have to give it gas to compensate for the added resistance. Is the locker adding additional resistance to cause me to need to use more pedal to start out when I'm turning?
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...RPM's get down in the 4-5K range

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I think he means 4-5 HUNDRED range.
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Re: Installed Lockright, have a question

now it's clear
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Re: Installed Lockright, have a question

The lockright manual even warns that if you are turning at low speed and you don't give it enough gas, it will cause a lurching feedback. Like the motor is surging. That's normal, just give it a little positive throttle and that lurching will disappear. Slow tight turns on pavement need either some gas, or press in the clutch and coast into that turn or parking spot.
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Re: Installed Lockright, have a question

Sorry, I did mean 4-5 hundred.

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I assume because I am turning, it will take a little more gas cause the
lockrights are engaged and I am turning (with both wheels pushing).
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Actually, the inside tire is being driven. The outside tire freewheels and overruns the locker.
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Re: Installed Lockright, have a question

It sounds like it's working fine to me. Mine does the same thing. The lurching, banging, and snapping are normal, sometimes it'll feel like the ring gear just spit a few teeth, but it's completely normal. Most of the time it'll happen just as you are straightening up from a corner, but sometimes it'll happen on an uneven road as well. My Zuk, which has no power, is most noticeable as it's really light, whereas the Scrambler is more noise and less feeling as it's pretty heavy. One side of mine went in easier than the other as well, never really thought about it until now. You are also correct on taking off, it will require a little more power on turning as it like to lock together under power. You should try a welded rearend, they take even more power, but are more manner predictable.
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