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I would like to know which one would be the best for the front of my '83 CJ-7 w/model 30. This is not going to be used for rockcrawling or anything that hardcore. What is the difference in these two? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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They are basically the same. Some people say the EZ is quieter than the lockright and I have heard that some of the parts in the lockright aren't quite as strong as the EZ parts.
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I just installed a EZ Locker in my rear Dana 44 and it was incredibly easy. As far as the difference goes I don't think that there is one, except in price. I do know that Powertrax(makers of Lock Right) are very upset with Tractech(makers of EZ Locker) because they are so similar and I think that they tried to take them to court. I remember reading that somewhere.....anyway before installing my EZ I talked to several people who were very happy with them and I figured that the EZ lockers were about 30-40 bucks cheaper

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Both lockers work the same way, replacing the spider gears in the carrier. The only known difference is that they won't warrant the Detroit if you're running 33's or larger. The Lockright has no tire size minimum. I've been running a front lockright for 3 years with 33's and this past fall I put one in the rear also. Hope this helps!
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NICE JEEPSTER! I have a similar one awaiting mods ('71 SC-1), after looking at yours I'll probably do the same thing, looks awesome. Had any problems with it or anything you wish you'd done differently?

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Thank you! So far the only problem I've been having with it is the damn passenger side fender loves trees. I was gonna swap to fiberglass a while ago but glad I didn't. I just yank the fender back out and drive on. Only thing I'd like to do different is a set of scout axles for wider tracking and something to get more rear articulation. I just installed a set of homemade hypershackles today and hope to test them out on the trail soon, but the way the rear springs are mounted it seems like that won't help much more. I'd like to see some pics when you get yours done.
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A detroit EZ locker is a lockrite. Powertrax ( the company that makes lockright) was suing Detroit locker for ripping off their idea. Well Powertrax lost and as a result are either to broke or too disgusted to release the Command Trax, their long awaited electric locker. People I spoke to said if they lost the law suit they weren't going to bother producing it since Detriot would just copy it. Both companies just released new drop in locker which go a long way towards solvong the problem associated with drop in lockers. Detroit's is the gearless locker which I've heard nothiing but good things about, and I forget the name of Powertrax's new one but I saw one the other day and it looked pretty snazzy. Hope this helps. Happy Jeepin'
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I've looked at these 2 lockers side by side and can't see ANY difference. I think Detroit did copy Powertrax's design to the letter. I have a Lock-Right up front on my Dana 30 and love it...no complaints at all. One bro-in-law has Lock-Rights the other has E-Z lockers. The rear E-Z locker has been replaced once and giving him problems again, but in all fairness this may be a worn carrier rather than a defective locker. Lock-Rights we've had NO problems with. I know of several that are running Lock-Rights with no problems with 350s, 360s and 35" tires.
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