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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2001, 04:58 AM
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Detroit e-z locker

Hi all,

I just got an used detroit e-z locker for my
D44 real axle.

This is the first time to use a locker for my
jeep and I don't know much about it except
it's for light duty and under 31" tires.

is it durable? what's the pros and cons vs.
Powertrax lockright or lockright no-slip one.

Your comments would be very appreciated.





Si-Jung Kim
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2,230cc Diesel/1.5" lift shackle/RS5000 shock/31" BFG MT
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2001, 10:13 AM
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Re: Detroit e-z locker

The Detroit E-Z locker and the Powertrax Lockright are pretty much identical.

I have EZ lockers in my D44 and D30, the rear for about 4 years now. I run 33" swampers (3.73 gears) and play pretty hard with it. It has held up well so far.
For the money, its not a bad locker. Eventually I will move up to full detroits, as I plan on going to q-78 swampers when the 33s are gone.




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Re: Detroit e-z locker

I've had both. There are some differences. I went through 3 EZ lockers in my Wrangler (got all my money back). The last one broke the first day of the Easter Jeep Safari. I bought a NIB Lock Right from a guy on the trail and never had problems again (sold the jeep, but still is working fine for new owner).

The weaker link in the EZ locker is the little spring with the spring cap. Lock Right uses a spring inside a spring and seems to have no problems. Also, my Lock Right had one additional part that was like a washer. The reason I started with an EZ locker is that if it breaks they'll upgrade you to a detroit for the difference. In the end it didn't matter. Most people don't have a problem with 'em. You'll love the added traction. My guess is if it breaks you could upgrade to a detroit even though you weren't the original owner.



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