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Unread 03-17-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
BIGJMCCONNELL
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Lunchbox locker in the M20

I am thinking about going with a Lock-right or an Aussie in my Model 20. My motivator here is price. Right now front and rear are open. I don't drive the Jeep everyday but I would hate for it to be uncontrollable on snowy roads since I do a good bit of winter wheeling and I drive to the trails.

Right now I am leaning towards the Aussie based on what I have read. I searched and found alot about putting it in the D30. I have searched on here and read a good bit of stuff.

Is it possible to install a "lunchbox" locker in the M20 without pulling the carrier. I don't know if there is enough room to drive that pin out or not.

Please advise on any or all of the above
--BIGJ

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Unread 03-17-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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Depends on the thickness of the ring gear (no go for me and 4.10's). All things even, just pull the carrier and keep the right shims in the right places and you should have any problems. Besides, wouldn't you rather work at the bench than while lying on your back on a creeper?
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It's just a Jeep, and if you don't wheel it once in a while, it's not even that.
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Unread 03-17-2005, 06:55 PM   #3
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Yeah you are probably right. I hope to dump my 2-piece axles at the same time anyway so pulling the carrier shouldn't be a big deal. Too bad I have no money to spend on the Jeep

What do you think the chances of finding a used Aussie?
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2.5 inch springs Matkins Frame with 1.5 inch body lift and all Fiberglass body D30/M20 w/3.54 gears, Moser 1-piece and Rear Aussie Locker, Jeep T-18w/Dana 20 and 35" tires Dual Flowmaster Exhaust, 6 point roll cage, OBA and a bunch of other stuff.
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Unread 03-17-2005, 10:49 PM   #4
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I have never had any luck finding used lockers that are worth buying but ya never know.

BTW, that a great color on your rig.
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It's just a Jeep, and if you don't wheel it once in a while, it's not even that.
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Unread 03-18-2005, 04:38 AM   #5
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Thanks. The color is Mack Truck Orange...I love it cause you don't see many orange Jeeps.

As for the locker...I hate to put a POS in there that could break and take out my R&P. Probably just get a new Aussie...they are cheap (for lockers) anyway.
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Unread 03-18-2005, 08:10 AM   #6
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Yeah I'd go with a new one, plus then you get the warranty with it, it's not often you find someone getting rid of their aussie because they like them so much in the end, your best bet to find a used one would be if you just happened to come accross someone parting out a CJ with the same axles and the locker installed. The chances of that are slim enough that I would just buy new and enjoy the benefits.
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My jeep has only ever killed 3 things, a cat, a deer, and my wallet. What's the problem officer?

1992 Red YJ. Lifted, locked, and loaded with beer (Disclaimer: This doesn't mean said driver endorses drinking and driving, please enjoy alcohol responsibly and do not operate any vehicle of any kind, thank you....)

Thanks to the price of gas here ($4.25 a gal) I just bought a mountain bike, 0" of lift, 0" of travel, MT's, locked rear axle, oh yeah, it's the sh#$.
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Unread 03-18-2005, 08:13 AM   #7
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CanukYJ, I know you love you Aussie locker, but yours is up front right? I am concerned about a full locker in the rear since I have never had one in my Jeep, or any vehicle I have had for that matter. Any insight for me?

Thanks..BigJ
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Unread 03-18-2005, 09:46 AM   #8
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There's a review on someone who locked the rear of their yota with an aussie and he loves it, my uncle runs a yota out west with aussies front and back (on my recommendation) and he smiles ear to ear whenever I ask him how it's working out. It certainly will change driving characteristics a bit but it's definitely manageable and no where near as harsh as a lockrite. I've never heard anyone complain except for the odd "my brothers, friends, roomates, sister" which is usually just BS from a person who has nothing left to argue but smoke and myth.

Oh forgot to answer, yeah mines in my front d30 (I did a writeup on the install in the projects section and a review in the reviews), and when I do my 8.8 swap I'll be dropping one in the back too
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My jeep has only ever killed 3 things, a cat, a deer, and my wallet. What's the problem officer?

1992 Red YJ. Lifted, locked, and loaded with beer (Disclaimer: This doesn't mean said driver endorses drinking and driving, please enjoy alcohol responsibly and do not operate any vehicle of any kind, thank you....)

Thanks to the price of gas here ($4.25 a gal) I just bought a mountain bike, 0" of lift, 0" of travel, MT's, locked rear axle, oh yeah, it's the sh#$.
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Unread 03-18-2005, 10:17 AM   #9
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Yeah I read the review where the guy put it in the toyota axle.

So is the only place to get the Aussie locker on www.offroadlockers.com? $229 Anywhere cheaper?
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Unread 03-18-2005, 03:08 PM   #10
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Yeah I read the review where the guy put it in the toyota axle.

So is the only place to get the Aussie locker on www.offroadlockers.com? $229 Anywhere cheaper?
Well that IS cheap for a good locker , but yeah even if somewhere else did sell them it wouldn't be any cheaper since that is the web site of manufacturers themselves, basically you buy right from the makers, no middle man to jack the price up.
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My jeep has only ever killed 3 things, a cat, a deer, and my wallet. What's the problem officer?

1992 Red YJ. Lifted, locked, and loaded with beer (Disclaimer: This doesn't mean said driver endorses drinking and driving, please enjoy alcohol responsibly and do not operate any vehicle of any kind, thank you....)

Thanks to the price of gas here ($4.25 a gal) I just bought a mountain bike, 0" of lift, 0" of travel, MT's, locked rear axle, oh yeah, it's the sh#$.
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