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Aussie Locker auto locker

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Product Information

MSRP: $400.00
Average Price: $256.71
Manufacturer: Aussie Locker
Yes: 106 / No: 7

Aussie Lockers are good quality lunchbox-style auto-locker for open differentials.
they replace just your open-style spider gears with a ratcheting mechanism.
Aussie Lockers: Lockers, aussie lockers, torq-masters technology, automatic positive locking differentials, automatic precision locker differentials, off road, off-road


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yellow_xj's Reviews
03-11-2010, 11:46 AM
Price: $312.00
Pros: it locks both rear wheels
Cons: havent found any yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: so far so good but it hasent been installed for 24 hours yet.


Registered User
ronsaun's Reviews
02-12-2010, 12:15 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: easy install
Cons: directions could be better and more specific on vehicle type
Recommended? Yes

Comments: directions could be better and more specific on vehicle type


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ericksin's Reviews

02-07-2010, 12:42 PM
Price: $263.00
Pros: Cheap, no differant than a (lock-right)
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is very easy to install, it took a little longer on the install time because I wanted to be as close as possible to the spec's. I had to go to the 4x4 shop and get some smaller shims you need to be .150 to .175 no more no less, I got .160. If you go below .150 you will not get your full lock-up (this will make more noise and slipping of teeth) If you go over you could break the locker (no noise until it breaks under lots of pressure) I have a 82 CJ7 running with 37” Boggers, Dana 44 front and rear, 4:88 gears, Aussie Locker in the front & Lock-Right in the back, 258ci, T-5 and a Dana 300 transfer case. So fare my jeep is unstoppable. I can barely tell the difference between the Aussie locker and the Lock-Right Locker other then the price$$.


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ronsaun's Reviews
02-07-2010, 11:44 AM
Price: $399.00
Pros: greatly improved traction, very easy install, rear only!!!!!
Cons: none that bother me.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: the increased traction is nothing less than WOW! dont worry about the driveability issues that are pounded so hard by others. i am in ice and snow. anyone that knows how to drive wont have any problems. take it to a parking lot for 10 minutes and you well let your 16 year old daughter drive it no problem!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! i feel more confident in my jeeps ability than ever before. buy it.
suggestion: catagorize the directions per popular vehicle type and year first then axle style. (it is just a matter of adding a few words and rearranging the page layout)


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Nashirak's Reviews
01-29-2010, 09:27 PM
Price: $230.00
Pros: Easy to install Phenomenal value Smooth operation Very solid when engaged
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I installed this in my front D30. I love this locker. There is a slight clicking when turning in 2-wheel on the street, but only noticed when the windows are down or top off and radio muted. This helped me hang with GSA-type tires, where guys with more aggressive tires were spinning. Possibly one of the best upgrades I've done.


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Bama_WJ's Reviews
01-21-2010, 12:41 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Locks up great. Very easy install.
Cons: None so far.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Bought this Aussie used from another JF member. It had 1.5 years of use and still looked almost new once I cleaned it up. It was a super easy install. Locks up great. Makes some crazy noises that makes normal folks stop and stare at you.

Registered User
jeeptj333's Reviews
01-16-2010, 06:56 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: no more open diff.
Cons: not a manual locker
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great front locker for the d30 and cant beat the price

Registered User
02APEX's Reviews
01-06-2010, 02:14 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: cheap
Cons: not selectable, thus cheap
Recommended? Yes

Comments: One could actually install this on there own. Quick, affordable, dependable way to get locked up.

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river2c's Reviews
01-02-2010, 04:45 PM
Price: $289.00
Pros: easy installation don't have to set up ring and pinion gears improved off road traction
Cons: full time auto locker handling quirks in slow tight turns not desirable on snow/ice
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It took me about half a day to install the Aussie locker in the front Dana 30 of my JK with no problems or surprises. There is a JK specific model number which uses different thrust washers. The instructions are clear and simple. The Aussie locker is unnoticeable on the street in 2WD except on very tight slow turns on hard pavement where you can feel and hear a clicking noise. In 4WD the traction improvement is very impressive on the trail. Any front axle auto locker is not recommended for snowy/icy road conditions unless you plan on keeping the JK in 2WD.


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dirt_pirate's Reviews
12-25-2009, 11:14 PM
Price: $385.00
Pros: Easy to install and very easy to use
Cons: I didn't install it earlier
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Nothing's going to stop me now


rastadog's Reviews
12-20-2009, 12:24 PM
Price: $225.00
Pros: Invisible, strong, no maintenance, easy install, lifetime warranty - what's not to love
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: IMHO, the cheapest, easiest, best bang-for-your-buck mod I've ever done. I was able to install with basic hand tools in a few hours. The Aussie has a lifetime warranty against breakage. It's much cheaper than selectable lockers and always there when you need it. If you install one in your front axle be aware that you're steering on the trail will be a little stiffer because when your axle is locked the vehicle wants to go straight - all the time. This is a minor annoyance for the performance gain Vs. cost of the Aussie.

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Kris B Krunch's Reviews
12-20-2009, 06:12 AM
Price: $199.00
Pros: Excellent traction off road Nearly invisible on road in 2wheel Cheap Easy install
Cons: Can tell there is a locker in there when in the snow or ice, extra care is needed.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great product, but would prefer a selectable locker if the price difference wasn't so much.

Registered User
cowboy63b's Reviews
12-06-2009, 01:02 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: locks up and stays locked
Cons: pita to install
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i actually got the locker free from a buddy. i installed it, and i love it.

Registered User
UltimateCC's Reviews
11-26-2009, 12:31 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Easy install Great bang for your buck
Cons: Not selectable
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Very reliable, does just what it needs to


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theducksguts's Reviews
11-26-2009, 11:05 AM
Price: $265.00
Pros: Instant operation, Easy install, Price
Cons: Clicking at turn, subject to wear and tear on the teeth.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The Aussie "lunchbox" type locker is pretty good. In my own comparison with other vehicles it is quieter than Powertrax, or Locrite, but they are all about the same in terms of strength and operation.

The only thing that I would recommend that people know is that if you put it in the Dana 30 it will become a bear to drive during the winter, so I would recommend a selectable locker for someone who daily drives their TJ. For starting out, or on a lightly built weekend wheeler, it works great. People also seem willing to buy them used if they aren't destroyed.

Registered User
tufrthnails's Reviews

11-01-2009, 03:38 AM
Price: $265.00
Pros: Cheap, Performs great on the trail
Cons: irratic in turns
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I purchased an aussie for my 8.8 about 6 months ago. I love it on the trail and it is much nicer then the Mini-spool as it does unlock sometimes, but when turning you have come completely off the throttle and driving a stick I tend to need to shift in turns which tends to push the vehicle to the outside of the turn. Also when performing a slow speed obstacle it will disengage if you have use the clutch, which can be irritating.

Registered User
hurley842002's Reviews
10-25-2009, 01:40 PM
Price: $299.00
Pros: 100% traction, Reasonably priced, Easy to install
Cons: None yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Very good price for a well built product. I've been on a couple very difficult trails, and this locker has yet to let me down.

Registered User
98sarXJ's Reviews

10-01-2009, 02:42 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: quick and easy install, good price for a locker for a 8.25"
Cons: clicks like lockers do
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i bought this locker for an inexpensive alternative to full on lockers. i wanted something for my 8.25 inch in my xj and don't have the money for the whole detail of gears and a locker. i like it because i did not have to remove the whole diff, just the spider gears. i have never worked on a rear end before, and the instructions were very helpful. i also finished in about 3 hours, with 25% of that time just reading the directions completely so that i do it right. everything fit together well. i have driven it mostly on the street for now, and it works very well. when i make a turn with little or no gas, the locker unlocks and you hear the clicking, but i have to have the radio off, and windows down to hear it. when i give it moderate to heavy throttle i feel the locker lock, and the tires my sequel, but i have not felt any major under steer of handling changes from stock. i have not taken it off road, more than just flat dirt, but i feel that it will work as designed when i get into a more serious terrain.


Registered User
dendrophobe's Reviews
09-17-2009, 01:29 AM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Easy (time consuming) install, only $250 from Northridge 4x4.
Cons: None yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The installation of this unit was very easy; the hardest parts were just getting the carrier ready to take out, not the actual part involving the Aussie Locker. Make sure you have an extra-long 3/16" punch; the regular size won't cut it, and you'll have to make another trip to Sears ( I made 4 the day I installed it! So much for being prepared...) So far has no road noise at all; if I hadn't spent most of the day installing it, I would never know it is there. Until I get offroad; then it really shines in 4wd. Highly recommended!

Registered User
willsyj's Reviews
09-05-2009, 09:52 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: cheap dependable locker
Cons: not a selectable locker
Recommended? Yes

Comments: locker is cheap and gets the job done no cables to get hung up or broke on the trail

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