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Re: Difference/preference: EZ Locker vs. Loc-Rite
Wow !!! Some great information is being shared here, I think. Hopefully the subject line will make it easy to search for in the future.
I mentioned once that I had a lock-right and like someone here described, it popped and banged constantly ... even going straight ahead. That's what made me think of the bent axle. Mine had the sidegears. How about another poll on who is using the sidegears and who is not?
I've been thinking of the spool since the vehicle doesn't get driven too much on the road but am also concerned about the effects of the spool on the axle, specifically on the drums. A couple people here have said their backing plates were seperating from the axle and they needed to install larger bolts. Any of this sound familiar to anyone?
Several people I know have lockers and none of them are terribly loud -- ever. A little quiet ratcheting is fine, even the occasional bang is okay, but I can't stand constant banging and popping, hence my interest in the spool. I'll probably just end up getting another locker and trying it out and removing it if it's too noisy or jerky. So, with or without sidegears? I was planning on no sidegears.