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Deathtrap
04-26-2006, 12:32 AM
Anyone runnin one? had any problems? etc? I might be getting one this week for my bronco

Nutbar
04-26-2006, 01:20 AM
Lock Rites are Ok for front diff applications but DO NOT use them in the rear they are not strong enough to take the load and abuse in a rear diff, and if you have the choice get an Aussie Locker it is basically an improved version of the Lock Rite I was told that the Aussie Locker is the same person that originally designed the Lock Rite but now has left them and started Aussie

Deathtrap
04-26-2006, 03:10 PM
Would i really have to worry about breaking it? its only goin in a 8.8 with stock gears, and i dont do any rock crawling, just weekend worrior crap. Ive never heard of anyone breaking one, I know theres a couple guys on Pavementsucks with em in their dodge 2500 rear ends with no problems, I was just wondering if anyone had a bad experiance with em in there ford truck?

Honky
04-26-2006, 03:21 PM
I would listen to Nutbar..he has gooder advise

Nutbar
04-26-2006, 03:24 PM
All of the lock rites that I have installed in the rear diffs have all come back with problems sooner or later so I will no longer install them for rear diff applications myself.

In The Zone
04-26-2006, 04:16 PM
i have seen two of em gernade inthe 8.8 just ask any semifloat for that matter..

the carrier aint very thick and allows for little support on torque applications....allowing the lockright to spin and chatter internaly...=breakage

my 8.8 is full width in the BII has run 36"swampers fine is and 3yrs in use no problems but it is also welded in to a mass of steel LOL

but again i have heard nothing goood from the stands either....... for rear applications...

gordwould
04-26-2006, 05:14 PM
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I would listen to Nutbar..he has gooder advise

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Squishy
04-26-2006, 09:38 PM
i run the lockrite in the front of my truck, its nowhere near as beefy as my full carrier detroit in the back, and its noisy as hell in the front

Deathtrap
04-26-2006, 11:49 PM
ok thanks, ill look at getting somethin else then, cant afford a full carrier one just yet.

Squishy
04-26-2006, 11:58 PM
just weld it, i wish thats what i had done rather than the detroit

m j
04-27-2006, 02:20 PM
so sell him the detroit.
welded sucks

Deathtrap
04-27-2006, 03:13 PM
After talkin with my driveline guy decided to go with a Aubourn Locker, my carrier had a hairline crack through it. Should be ready by tomorrow night gonna set me back $1300 with new bearings and outter axle seals compared to the detroit at closer to $1800

Squishy
04-27-2006, 03:15 PM
After talkin with my driveline guy decided to go with a Aubourn Locker, my carrier had a hairline crack through it. Should be ready by tomorrow night gonna set me back $1300 with new bearings and outter axle seals compared to the detroit at closer to $1800

holy crap i paid 850 for my detroit in the box at jeep thrills

Honky
04-27-2006, 03:20 PM
ouch!!!!!!!

StinkFinger
04-27-2006, 03:24 PM
thts droped of and picked up its not to bad but a little pricy aburn is a limited slip tho

m j
04-27-2006, 05:51 PM
I would never buy an auburn
if you insist on a limited slip get one that is at least rebuildable, an auburn is not rebuildable

how cheap is this guy getting auburns that he can be $500 more for a detroit?
a detroit is only about $500usd new.
see if this link to a summitracing.com search works http://store.summitracing.com/egnsearch.asp?N=400949
they are not the cheapest
an auburn is virtually the same price.

do not buy an auburn, you will not be happy with it for long and there is no resale value.

In The Zone
04-27-2006, 10:07 PM
words of wisdom...