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Unread 01-25-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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The Grizzly Locker, The Spartan Locker, and The Zip Locker (Yukon's latest...)

Anybody heard of, know a friend who has, or seen any of these lockers before? I'm about 95% set on buying the Grizzly locker for my ford 9" axle that I'm installing next month, I'll be ordering it this week... But they offer their own version of the powertrax/aussie lunchbox, as well as their own air locker! I love Yukon gears... so their new products are very tempting, some of them just came on the market...

The Grizzly
Yukon Ford 9" 28 Spline Grizzly Locker

The Spartan Locker
Yukon Dana 30 Spartan Locker

The Ziplocker
Yukon Dana 30 Air Operated Zip Locker (3.73+)


I LOVE the names, so they definitely have a good marketing scheme on the names... Anyway, like I said, I'm pretty much dead set on the Griz so I'll post a review after I get it, but I'm contemplating the Spartan or Ziplocker for my front end just to be unique lol.

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Unread 01-25-2010, 09:27 PM   #2
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Have at it. I've just seen so many issues with Yukon/Randy's products that I stay away from almost everything made of Yukonium.
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Unread 01-25-2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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Have at it. I've just seen so many issues with Yukon/Randy's products that I stay away from almost everything made of Yukon.
Humn, I haven't really heard to much either way... Everyone around this side of town uses Yukon gears because the local jeep shop only carries Yukon... I've been pretty happy with them thus far but obviously I cant speak for an entire company ha ha. And yeah, "Randy's ring and pinion" makes me a little nervous too lol...
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I've heard some pretty good stuff about the ziplocker there is a good write up here on the board and I have looked at it and it looks pretty stout especially for the price not bad for an air locker....However I will still end up with an ARB when it comes down to it for my 8.8
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Unread 01-25-2010, 09:39 PM   #5
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Yeah they just came out with it pretty recently, they only make the ZIP for a couple different axles... I didnt know toyota axles were so popular! They have em' for the yoters before the 8.8!? lol an ode to oblivious me I guess...
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Humn, I haven't really heard to much either way... Everyone around this side of town uses Yukon gears because the local jeep shop only carries Yukon... I've been pretty happy with them thus far but obviously I cant speak for an entire company ha ha. And yeah, "Randy's ring and pinion" makes me a little nervous too lol...
Randy's Ring and Pinion IS Yukon.

BTW- Check here.YouTube - ARB Air Locker vs Yukon Zip Locker
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Randy's Ring and Pinion IS Yukon.

BTW- Check here.YouTube - ARB Air Locker vs Yukon Zip Locker
haha my bad on the RR&P lol oh well. A LOT of weak points in that little test lol, to claim the breaking point of the ARB is still "unknown" is kind of silly... With what i'm getting my degree in, there is NO WAY a company like ARB would put ANY product on the market without finding out what it takes to break the thing... How on earth would they EVER be able to offer a warranty of any kind if they dont know what it takes?

Still a VERY cool video though, fun to watch... A little too much advertising to be a solid study, but still AWSOME to watch all the same!! And not only that, if you try to find a video of someone's ARB breaking on the trail lol, there isn't much that comes up haha.

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I think that video could have been a little more biased
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I think that video could have been a little more biased
Well, they didn't say anything that wasn't true or didn't occur.

Locker's are one of those items where you truly do get what you pay for.
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Well, they didn't say anything that wasn't true or didn't occur.

Locker's are one of those items where you truly do get what you pay for.
rite and I totally believe that ARB is a better locker but if yukon did the same test I have money saying the ARB would break first
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If it is not a daily driver I would put a spool in the rear.
That is what I will do when my Detroit breaks. Alot cheaper and less moving parts to break.
For the front ARB all they way!
I will say though make sure you get the newer version of the ARB lockers. The older version did have some problems. Especially with the bolts that held the case together.
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yea but spools suck on rocks when you doing a lot of tight turns and what not its nice to be able to unlock
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yea but spools suck on rocks when you doing a lot of tight turns and what not its nice to be able to unlock
Yes but a Detroit is not going to unlock either.
True it would be nice to have a ARB in front and rear. Have never tried it.
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Yes but a Detroit is not going to unlock either.
True it would be nice to have a ARB in front and rear. Have never tried it.
right lol I'm for fully selectable in the rear not a big fan of detroits never understood the hype over them if I'm going to pay that much I"m going to save a little longer and get a selectable
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Detroit all around. sure arbs are nice but are they really worth an extra 200-400$$$. besides the air compressor is just one more thing you have to worry about.
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