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Unread 02-14-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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Lock-rite Locker

Does anyone know were I can purchase one of these? I want to install it into my Dana 30 front. Also, could someone with mechainical knowledge do this install or should I have it professionally done?

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Unread 02-14-2008, 09:46 AM   #2
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Does anyone know were I can purchase one of these? I want to install it into my Dana 30 front. Also, could someone with mechainical knowledge do this install or should I have it professionally done?

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Ebay has them and most parts sites on the net. I understand that if you can do a brake job, you should be able to handle installing one of these.
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Unread 02-14-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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Unread 02-14-2008, 02:41 PM   #4
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Keep track of your side shims on the carrier, you will have to put the shims back EXACTLY where they came from.

Other than keeping track of the shims, it's a snap.

If I were you, I'd get a set of housing/axle seals and pop them in while the carrier was out. Yours are probably factory and that makes them pretty old and leaky.

I'd also look into changing the pinion seal if it's leaking.
Same story there, make sure your shims between the pinion gear teeth and housing stay in the correct order, otherwise it's just a 'R&R', Remove and Replace.

If you have the carrier out, the housing is hollow, a good time to thread the axle vent hole and use a screw in vent nipple instead of that push in 'O' ring thing the factory used that leaks all the time.

Don't over-think this, this is actually as easy as changing wheel bearings...
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Unread 02-14-2008, 02:42 PM   #5
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I got mine from DC 4x4 on here for a tad over 2 bills...

quick jist of install...

remove tie rod
remove front cover,axles about 4'', carrier
remove ring gear
install locker

reinstall in opposite order..Only you know your limitations..
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Unread 02-14-2008, 05:13 PM   #6
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I just put mine in last weekend finally. I got the Aussie locker. Supposedly it's the same as the Lock-right but it uses stronger steel. I've also heard the Aussie is stronger and quieter. I can't even hear mine making noises, but I also used some purty expensive gear oil up there. $250 shipped and it's been the best upgrade to my CJ so far. That thing will really pull her through the soupy stuff.
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Unread 02-15-2008, 08:28 AM   #7
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Guys thanks for the info, I forgot to mention I know have LSD in front. So from what I am hearing I need an open carrier first. Maybe easier to just get a detroit, ox or arb locker, than to mess around. If I were to change from the LSD to a locker, could I do it? Or should I have it done profressionally?
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Unread 02-15-2008, 08:52 AM   #8
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remove tie rod
i had to replace my axle seals last summer which calls for almost the exact same procedure as this and you can get the ring gear past the tie rod without disconnecting it. it's tight, but it's doable. now i'm looking to do this. wish i knew then haha. oh well.

not trying to jack the thread, but aussie vs lock right? i know that they're the same thing. i'm thinking about getting which ever i can find cheaper. thoughts?
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Unread 02-15-2008, 04:57 PM   #9
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You will have to switch to an open carrier anyway, which will have to be set up properly again, so maybe a few hundred more on a Detroit would make sense. Especially if your not going to set up the r&p yourself. Just FYI I have a Lock Rite and it works great for my purposes, plus it was cheap(er) and easy. Good luck.
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Unread 02-15-2008, 05:04 PM   #10
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aussie and lock right are both lunch box lockers though. you don't need to re-shim it.
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Unread 02-15-2008, 06:59 PM   #11
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If you have the carrier out, the housing is hollow, a good time to thread the axle vent hole and use a screw in vent nipple instead of that push in 'O' ring thing the factory used that leaks all the time.
so, i'm familiar with the o ring thing you mention. what's the diameter/tpi that you would recommend for that procedure and also, what hardware would you suggest i screw into the newly tapped hole?
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Unread 02-15-2008, 11:50 PM   #12
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the aussie and lock right are almost identicle..The aussie includes a hardened cross shft that may or may not be included with the lockright..Cheeper price usaully does not include it..

Reason being is that some but not all stock crss shafts are hardened..Lock right wants you to test the stocker and replace with a hardened one if its not..In there warranty they reserve the right to dispute and refuse all claims if not used with a hardened C.S..They say that there warranty guys can tell if a non hardened C.S is not used by the where on the inside of the drivers..There availible seperately from lockright for about 20 bucks..

A buddy of mine put one in the same time as I did my lockright..Really no difference to me or him..I have only had one time a front tire didnt lock in,but I think that was a hub issue though..The axle was locked in at the diff but the tire wasnt spinning while trying to turn them in mud..
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Unread 02-16-2008, 12:29 AM   #13
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the aussie and lock right are almost identicle..The aussie includes a hardened cross shft that may or may not be included with the lockright..Cheeper price usaully does not include it..
So you're saying the Aussie Lockers come with the hardened cross shaft in every kit? I'm getting ready to buy a locker and those were my two choices (it's either a locker or front seats).
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Unread 02-16-2008, 07:37 AM   #14
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not 100%,so make sure before you order..some distributors dont include it if packaged seperately..like richmond..
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Unread 02-17-2008, 12:08 AM   #15
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i have heard that aussies were made of "stronger metal" else where. good to know what is stronger and how it's made stronger. funny enough, i found an aussie cheaper than i can a lock right. northridge4x4.com has the aussie for 249 and the lock right for 279. prolly go with the aussie.
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