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Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

Santa needs your opinions on the Aussie and Detroit EZ Lockers.

Looks to me to be the same design. Am I wrong?

Price is about the same within $15.

Installation should be about the same.

Have some brand loyalty for Tractech, running a Detroit in the rear.

The old red sleigh needs a little help in the front. Santa always likes to find a nice present under his junk. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

So tell old Santa why you would pick one or the other....

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Re: Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

All I can say is I really like my Aussie!!
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Re: Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

I know that... shhh... lets see if there's someone that has a EZ Locker.

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Re: Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

I have a ez locker in my front Dana 44 and I run 38.5x15x15 boggers, I have had no problems yet. I also installed a ez locker in the rear of my father's suzuki samurai about 4 years ago, He has not had a problem with it (33" tires)
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Re: Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

I know you didn't ask, but I can vouch for the Lockrite unit. Their AMC20 version worked well for me.
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Re: Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

Me, I buy American...
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Re: Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

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I'd venture a guess that Lockright and Ez locker both have US parent companies, but can you shed some light on where they are actually made?
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Re: Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

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I'd venture a guess that Lockright and Ez locker both have US parent companies, but can you shed some light on where they are actually made?

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Tim that's a GREAT question!

I know that Dana/Spicer sells assemblies with gears made in Mexico. I believe the Detroit parts are still make in the USA, but I've not seen a box for years!

Anyone have a Locker box to look at the label?
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Re: Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

I have two aussie in my toyota, the reason why. On the pirate board, aussie gave an unit to a rock crawler and he been trying to destoy it in the last two years with no success. The service from the aussie company has been outstanding. I see no problems with them and will put them in the jeep also. My toyota is a daily driver with no problems.
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Re: Your Opinions, Aussie vs Detroit EZ Locker?

Good input so far.

While the brand name is Aussie Locker the company is:

Torq-Masters Technology, Inc.
516 Fetzner Road
Rochester, NY 14626

From their web site:

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Torq-Masters Technology, Inc. was founded by Bill and Cathie Cole. Bill is a former off-road racer, a vehicle sponsor, winner of the UFWDA 1st Presidential Award, and an off road enthusiast. He also was one of the founders of Vehicular Technology Inc. (manufacturer of the Lock Right * locker), and has an extensive background in international technology management.

We have a very experienced group of advisors and engineers who direct new product development.Included are individuals who have multiple patents in locker and differential technology. Our advisory group has over 50 years of direct locker experience that translates into more innovative products, high quality and a commitment to supporting our customers.

We are not some multi-million dollar conglomerate where lockers are not even worthy of a mention in the annual report. We are a small business and look forward to serving you, our customers and fellow off road enthusiasts.

* Lock Right is a trademark of Richmond Gear

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They could be having parts made overseas and so could Tractech. My guess is that both are US companies producing their products here in the US.

I was hoping that someone had experience with both and could compare the quality.

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