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Who has a Lock Right in a Tracker/Sidekick?

Not wanting to pay $500 for a factory limited slip or more than I paid for the entire vehicle for an ARB, I'm looking at the Lock Rights for the rear axle of my new to me Tracker.

Who has one and how do you like it?

How hard is the installation? Could a non-mechanic, oil changes and spark plugs, regular joe do it?

I went and tried to figure if my truck has ABS last night (really fast on a dirt road...........SLAM on the brakes.........feel for pulsating) and am 90% sure I don't have it.
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Re: Who has a Lock Right in a Tracker/Sidekick?

I've had a Lock-right in mine for about 7 years with no problems. I replace the springs in the unit every 2 or 3 years which Powertrax has always sent to me at no cost. As far as the abs question: If you look at the rear carrier housing and if there are no wires running to a sensor which is attached into the housing you don't have abs. Also when you remove the carrier when you install the locker, which is an easy in the driveway install, you may see either a secondary ring gear running parralel with the ring gear, this indicates abs, or if one is not present.........no abs. Easy way to get answer would be call your local Suzuki/Chevy dealer parts department, give them the vin # and they can tell to if the vehicle is abs equiped or not.
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Re: Who has a Lock Right in a Tracker/Sidekick?

Hmmmmm.................maybe my ABS seach will take a little longer. I'll go check that stuff out.

How do you like the Lock Right for day to day driving, especially in slippery conditions? It will be my daily driver during the winter, so I don't want to be doing 360's every time it feels like locking with this 88" or so wheel base.
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Re: Who has a Lock Right in a Tracker/Sidekick?

I had one installed in the rear of my 92 Tracker. You have to learn to drive with them, i.e. push in the clutch for low speed turns. Its a little jerky but helps a LOT offroad.
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Re: Who has a Lock Right in a Tracker/Sidekick?

j762538, thanks, just what I was looking for.

I noticed Calmini advertises the Detroit Gearless Locker, which is supposed to be much smoother engaging than it's competitors. Hmmmmmmm...........................$100 more, but also might not catch me by surprise some cold, icy day.[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: Who has a Lock Right in a Tracker/Sidekick?

even tho its more expesive..... check out the limited slip unit for 400.00 ..... was considering that for here in the snowy mtns of nc too
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Re: Who has a Lock Right in a Tracker/Sidekick?

I owned a fullsize Chevy Blazer with a factory limited slip once, and wasn't terribly impressed with it offroad. If I got one tire in the air, it was spinning. Had to do the brake tap trick to get the damn thing to work, which led to several "pucker factor" moments.[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] So I'm a bit squeemish about limited slips.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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