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Unread 03-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Lokka differentials?

Does anyone have any experience using Lokka differentials? Are they a worthwhile product? How did installation go?

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Unread 08-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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Installe one last night for a friend... Install went perfect...

Didn't make it out of the drive-way - 2 of the 4 pins sheared....

Friend contacted LOKKA today - they were REALY CRAPPY about warranty / refund / shipping a new one... Wanted him to send all parts back - THEN they would evaluate .. THEN determine if they would warranty - THEN he could wait on return shipping...

I could understand if this was a super high dollar assembly......

There is a guy selling new Lock-rites on ebay $240 shipped ... I would recommend staying away from LOKKA based on this experience...
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Unread 08-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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I did a Google search on them one day, as I had never heard of them til someone on a local forum mentioned them. It says on their site that they made the for other labels, including Aussie...

Look at the last Question (Q22) on the FAQ page:
http://lokka.com/site/faq
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Installe one last night for a friend... Install went perfect...

Didn't make it out of the drive-way - 2 of the 4 pins sheared....

Friend contacted LOKKA today - they were REALY CRAPPY about warranty / refund / shipping a new one... Wanted him to send all parts back - THEN they would evaluate .. THEN determine if they would warranty - THEN he could wait on return shipping...

I could understand if this was a super high dollar assembly......

There is a guy selling new Lock-rites on ebay $240 shipped ... I would recommend staying away from LOKKA based on this experience...
Your expectations are unreasonable. I don't know of any manufacturer that will send you a "hot spare" locker assembly. Auburn/Detroit sure won't, and those are the most super high dollar manual lockers out there AFAIK.

No offense intended, but if you weren't $%^ around and literally broke it slowly backing out the driveway, it sounds like an installation issue.
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Hi Folks, I'm Cora from Aussie Locker and also its President, and I'm here to help answer any questions. We are the original and only Aussie Locker, and we are focused on you, our customers, because we are a company owned and operated by experienced off-road enthusiasts.

Aussie Locker and Lokka are completely separate companies with different locker designs, materials used and model offerings.
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Your expectations are unreasonable. I don't know of any manufacturer that will send you a "hot spare" locker assembly. Auburn/Detroit sure won't, and those are the most super high dollar manual lockers out there AFAIK.

No offense intended, but if you weren't $%^ around and literally broke it slowly backing out the driveway, it sounds like an installation issue.


Actually that isn't too high of expectations. We bought a Detroit locker for a D44, when we went to install it we saw it had spline defects. The shafts would go in, but it didn't look good. I contacted Eaton, the guy I dealt with had me e-mail him some picks and they dropped shipped a new locker and did a pre-paid postage for the bad one! TOP NOTCH!!

I would just do a Lockrite locker! They have been around forever and just about any offroad shop has the pins and springs on hand for like $12. I've had 2 and if I was doing another budget locker I would do a Lockrite again.
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Hi Folks, I'm Cora from Aussie Locker and also its President, and I'm here to help answer any questions. We are the original and only Aussie Locker, and we are focused on you, our customers, because we are a company owned and operated by experienced off-road enthusiasts.

Aussie Locker and Lokka are completely separate companies with different locker designs, materials used and model offerings.


That is a RED FLAG right there! If LOKKA is stating on their website an untrue statement then I'm going to bet that they are not going to be a very standup company!

BTW Cora, y'all make a good product as well!
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Thanks guys!

Our attorneys are active on this international Trademark infringement issue.

I'm the new owner of Aussie Locker - former sponsored Rock Crawler for Aussie - and I'm more active on forums and social media than the former owner and my mentor Bill Cole. I'm trying to get the word out that these two companies are absolutely not producing the same product, design or using the same materials.

Check out our FB page for videos, pictures and customer reviews.
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http://lokka.com/site/

Installed one in my Dad's CJ last winter. Been takin' a pounding so far without issue.
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So question 22 at the bottom of this page is all false???
http://lokka.com/site/faq
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So question 22 at the bottom of this page is all false???
http://lokka.com/site/faq
I would say some parts are intentionally misleading, some are just plain false... Here's the backstory:

From 2002 to 2012 Aussie Lockers were manufactured by a 3rd party vendor in Australia an sold by Torq-Masters in the US and Australia as Aussie Locker. We moved our manufacturing to the US in 2012 to ensure better quality control and because the 9310 alloy we specify was increasingly hard to find in Australia.

The Aussie Locker always been owned by Torq-Masters and has not been re-branded or distributed in any other name - legally.

Our former manufacturing vendor made parts for another popular automatic locker company as a 3rd party as well. There are a couple cases regarding rebranding of this other popular design.
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Unread 06-02-2015, 02:02 PM   #15
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Actually that isn't too high of expectations. We bought a Detroit locker for a D44, when we went to install it we saw it had spline defects. The shafts would go in, but it didn't look good. I contacted Eaton, the guy I dealt with had me e-mail him some picks and they dropped shipped a new locker and did a pre-paid postage for the bad one! TOP NOTCH!!

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Heh, not my experience with Detroit. When my axle splines in my 1 year old tru trac stripped out in 6" of snow in my driveway they told me to go pound sand. They refused to sell me the side gear part needed, let alone replace it free...
They will never get my business again.
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