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post #31 of 108 Old 07-07-2005, 09:33 AM
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Hate to dig up an old thread.... well not that old... but I am trying to decide b/t the lockright and the aussie. I am really curious about the above couple of posts about the loud noise. Was this ever tracked down???


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post #32 of 108 Old 07-08-2005, 03:53 PM
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Hate to dig up an old thread.... well not that old... but I am trying to decide b/t the lockright and the aussie. I am really curious about the above couple of posts about the loud noise. Was this ever tracked down???
If you are talking about the clicking noise that the lockers make. I just installed a Lock Right in my front Dana 30 about a month ago and it is basically completely silent.


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post #33 of 108 Old 07-08-2005, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Yep all lockers make some noise, some are loud and sound like gears crunching, some you have to put your ear to the pumpkin and turn the tire in order to hear it. The aussie is on the ear-to-the-pumpkin side. Mine -was- loud for a bit, but like I said that was due to my axle seal leak causing the fluid to run low (and some water to get in). Low lubricant will make -anything- louder, topped up with gear oil and again it was silent. I just drove my jeep hope the other night with blown brakes, I was using 4 low on the trail in order to slow myself for all the obstacles since I was sans-brakes, when I got to the dirt road I thought I shifted back into 2hi, but being that the ride ended up being about 4 hrs longer than I planned, it was dark and I was tired I didn't realize I had hit 4hi (doh!). I drove all the way home on the dirt roads, and some pavement before I realized it was still engaged (don't try this at home, it can be fatal to your tcase). I drove that much, doing corners (some 90deg) and normal driving and didn't hear a single thing from the front.

I guess my point is the locker was quiet on the trail and on the road. Everyone's different though and some people thing the slight creak of a tracbar is an absurd amount of noise, my friends didn't even know the locker was working the first few times out because it was invisible...till I hit the mud. But this thread is NOT a review thread for gear, I've already gotten off topic, feel free to search for the aussie locker here and on pirate4x4, lot's of good real lift experiences are out there.

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how different would the install of a lockright be?

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how different would the install of a lockright be?
They are basically the same exact install.

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post #36 of 108 Old 07-19-2005, 09:56 PM
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I actually followed a write-up for an Aussie locker when I installed my LockRight.

Oh, and the lockRight does make a clicking sound when turning, but I can only hear it with the windows down and radio low. Otherwise it's not there.

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CanukYJ,

How is having it in the front axle in the winter?

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Front lockright can be a pain sometimes. I once got stuck on a muddy hill and could not get the jeep to turn. Being locked front and rear, the jeep just slides sideways which I'm sure it'll do in snow but nothing to worry about if u take it slow. The traction the locker gives you is definately worth every penny.

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post #39 of 108 Old 07-22-2005, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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How is having it in the front axle in the winter?

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It works fine, it makes no diff in 2wd in the snow (or on anything for that matter). In 4wd you can turn on the highway and stuff fine, 90 deg corners in residentials are not a problem either unless you turn then hard while giving it lot's of gas, then the front might just plow. But it's my opinion that if it's THAT bad out that you -need- 4wd on you shouldn't be flying around corners anyways.

My jeep has only ever killed 3 things, a cat, a deer, and my wallet. What's the problem officer?

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Could you explain why i wont have to install the C- clip on older yj's , mine is a 94 but the axle came from a 89 whit 4:10 gears ? tanx in advance.
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The c-clip was there to hold the inner shaft in place during assembly. Since the crosspin holds the shaft from moving inwards, and the outer axle shaft holds the inner from moving outwards (say that 10 times fast!) it won't go anywhere anyways. This is why they eventually when "why do we even go through the trouble?" and removed it completely. It'll be fine

My jeep has only ever killed 3 things, a cat, a deer, and my wallet. What's the problem officer?

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Tanx dude .....bye bye C - clip..
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Hi, I also installed an aussie locker on my 93 YJ front D30. What is the reason for removing the bolts on the carrier to remove the ring gear? I installed mine just fine, without this step.
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It depends on the gear thickness. Some gears are thin enough that you can get the crosshaft outwithout hitting the gears. My 3.73 gears were too thick and i could not slide the crossshaft out without hitting the gears so i had to remove the carrier to install the lockright. I think you can install it easily with 3.07 gears....correct me if i'm wrong.

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I'll book mark this. Thanks
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