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Unread 10-15-2007, 11:15 AM   #1
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Locker's on the cheap

I am building Waggy D44's for my YJ in an SOA application. I am on a serious budget and want lockers. I originally going to go with Detroits. The front will have manually locking hubs. But now I've almost convinced myself to throw in a mini-spool in the rear and a lockrite in the front. that is the cheapest I thing I can go, except maybe a lincoln locker...

So what do you think of this setup for a non-daily driver...basically a weekend trail rig with causal road running?

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Unread 10-15-2007, 11:17 AM   #2
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if its a weekend rig maybe save up and make it bad-***. my buddy put an aussie in the rear and it works really well. i have a detroit in the rear of my axle, the PO put it in a d35 . but on a budget aussie's IMO are the way to go.
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Unread 10-15-2007, 11:31 AM   #3
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Sounds like a good budget setup. THe spool in the back is nice and predictable plus a mini spool your out $90 now and can pull it back out of carrier to install something else later.
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Unread 10-15-2007, 07:20 PM   #4
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Any more chiming in?
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Unread 10-15-2007, 07:33 PM   #5
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I just bought some detroits for my 44 & 60 for 499.00 apiece, not really good for the budget but 499.00 is a good price.
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Unread 10-16-2007, 07:05 AM   #6
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have an Aussie lunchbox in the front D30. works great. makes me feel like i dont have power steering when i am in 4WD mode, but still works like CHAMP!
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Unread 10-16-2007, 07:27 AM   #7
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Aussie

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have an Aussie lunchbox in the front D30. works great. makes me feel like i dont have power steering when i am in 4WD mode, but still works like CHAMP!
It seems alot of people have aussie lockers instead of lockrites...are they better or pretty much the same?
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Unread 10-16-2007, 07:48 AM   #8
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The construction of both lockers is essentially the same. Just that the aussie's price and warranty are a little better then the lok-rite. I run a lok-rite and havent had any issues, I love it, but you'll save with an aussie.
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Unread 10-16-2007, 11:19 AM   #9
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+1 for an aussie. I put one in my d35 and it's great
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Unread 10-16-2007, 05:15 PM   #10
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LINCOLN LOCKER it that is as cheap as your going to get. Noboby around here does anything else but good old INCONEL stick rod. Welded abunch of them with no problems.
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Unread 10-16-2007, 05:56 PM   #11
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I had F&R Lockrites in my TJ they were the best bang for the buck mods I did

then about a year before I sold it I swapped in a 8.8 with arb and bought an arb for the 30
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Unread 10-16-2007, 06:14 PM   #12
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Lockrite, $ 200 on Ebay
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Unread 10-17-2007, 04:54 AM   #13
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you can get an Auburn ECTED for 587.00, a great locker!
i would NEVER go back to a non-selectable locker . (period)
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Unread 10-17-2007, 11:07 AM   #14
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I've heard some pretty bad things about the auburn ected. The e-locker by Eaton looks pretty good, lot's of good reviews on that. But who am I to say, I don't own either.

I'm really surprised no one has chimed in on the "lincoln locker" idea. Figured everyone was tired of fighting that battle... Some recommend it, some frown on it. It's your choice essentially.
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Unread 10-17-2007, 11:43 AM   #15
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I would run an aussie in the front and weld the piss outta the rear.
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