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Unread 09-13-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Aussie Locker install in a D30 writeup !

Ok don't get too excited guys this writeup may take some time .

Anyway I just got my Aussie Locker part #XD-13027 in the mail today for my front D30. I bought it from Northridge4x4.com. Although I got most of my questions answered here in the forum I also contacted a guy there called David. He was great and helped me alot with my other questions.

I am planning on installing it this weekend hopefully. If I managed to get all the info I need since this is my first install of such locker. Actually it's the first time I install anything in a diff. So you might want to consider it more as an install thread instead of a writeup.

Ok here is a picture of what came in the package. And of course I couldn't wait to put the sticker on the Jeep.

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Unread 09-13-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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Looking forward to this as I am thinking about doing this as well.
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Unread 09-13-2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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Looking forward to this as I am thinking about doing this as well.
Great... From what I've read it's a great mod that's way worth it.

If all goes according to my plans you will see it installed after this weekend
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Unread 09-13-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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Ok... So here are some closeup shots of the locker parts and a picture showing how it should be assembled inside the carrier.
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Unread 09-13-2010, 09:41 PM   #5
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Unread 10-20-2010, 01:20 AM   #6
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Ok for the update...

So I have managed to finish the install last weekend. Unfortunatley I was working alone and at night so I couldn't take any pictures of the steps. I followed this writeup step by step Aussie Locker - Dana 30 Front Axle Installation Write-Up And it's a straight forward no hassle install. Note that this is my very first diff job ever.

However. Here are my notes on the install:

1- They say that sometimes you will need to pry the carrier out of it's place, but in my case as soon as I pulled both axles out the carrier just fell off by itself. Good thing the tie rod caught it before it hit the ground. So be carefull and it helps if someone else was there with you to catch the carrier just incase it falls like mine did.

2- I have heard lots of guys advising me not to remove the ring gear out of the carrier and that I can remove the spider gears and install the locker with ring in place. This might be true perhaps for other typed of carriers but in the Dana 30 the pinion shaft won't get out unless you remove the ring gear.

Well I guess this is it... I can't think of anything else to mention and like I said it's an easy straight forward job if you had the right tools for it. Just follow that writeup step by step and you're good to go

I will be trying it next month when the off-roading season starts and will let you guys know how it worked out for me

Oh and here is a phone picture of the locker and carrier back inplace.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 04:17 PM   #7
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Are the steps different for an HP D30?
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Unread 10-25-2010, 04:32 PM   #8
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Are the steps different for an HP D30?
I don't think so.... As I said don't worry it's a straight forward install and you can't go wrong with it. Just make sure you put everything back the way it was.

Edit: Note how I marked the ring gear and the lift and right carrier holders so I won't mix them up.

Good luck
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Unread 10-25-2010, 04:53 PM   #9
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Cant wait to get me a locker for the front!
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Unread 10-25-2010, 07:06 PM   #10
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[CENTER]01 TJ. 35 inch KM2's. 4.5 RE. 2 inch body lift. dana 44. Detroit Locker. Olive Drab!! all set for trout and bambi![/CENTER]
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Unread 10-25-2010, 07:07 PM   #11
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Here is NOT how to set your pin's and springs. This is the wrong way and will instantly keep your aussie locked.

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Unread 11-12-2010, 11:53 AM   #12
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Well... Today was the first offroading trip for this year's season And I finally had the chance to test my new Aussie!!!

And I can only say WOW what a huge effect it had on my TJ's capability

I have read about the effect a locker can do before and after the install but untill I tried it myself on the trail I frankly had some doubts. But today, man I kept going straight forward over hills, rocks, soft sand,.... you name it I was simply unstoppable
And it was so easy on my jeep.

Bottom line is... Guys, if you don't have lockers get ones installed as soon as possible

I would like also to thanks everyone here who advised me to get this great mod installed
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Unread 11-12-2010, 12:00 PM   #13
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Thanks for the write-up. I'm thinking of putting an Aussie in my LP30 next year.

Do you notice clunking or clicking at full turn? I don't doubt the added off-road capability, but I hear different things about how quiet they are on the street under 2WD. Some say they're totally silent, others complain of hard clunking under tight turns. What should I expect?
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Thanks for the write-up. I'm thinking of putting an Aussie in my LP30 next year.

Do you notice clunking or clicking at full turn? I don't doubt the added off-road capability, but I hear different things about how quiet they are on the street under 2WD. Some say they're totally silent, others complain of hard clunking under tight turns. What should I expect?
I plan the same install but have the same concerns as above.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 12:22 PM   #15
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Mine clicks during turns but to me it isn't noticeable anymore. My wife, however, drove my jeep the other day and calls me saying it is making a weird noise. After going crazy in my head, thinking "oh great, now what's wrong with my jeep", I figured out she was talking about the locker.

The noise really isn't very loud and I will tell you it is about the best $200 you can put into you jeep for cost/benefit offroad
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