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Unread 06-25-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Aussie Locker Install Difficulty? DIY? Dealer Wants 1k To Install....

I have had this aussie sitting in my garage for over a month and I want to get it installed.
I just got back from our dodge dealership/service center and they want $1000 to install it for me!!! I was told these were cheap and easy, which is why I bought it....
Now there is no way I can afford that...
How hard is it to install these myself? Anything special I would need? Anyone know of a walk threw?

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Unread 06-25-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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$1000 to install an Aussie locker is the best joke I've heard this week. A local 4x4 shop would charge maybe $150 (maybe $200 Canadian) at the most.

This is a job you can do in your garage in under two hours as a beginner, so long as you know which end of a wrench is which.
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easy as pie install...




your first mistake was going to the dealer to have work done. Don't do that again!
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Unread 06-25-2009, 06:05 PM   #4
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Its not particularly difficult. A little tricky but use loads of sticky grease and put the springs and pins in last. About 2 hrs
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And here's how!

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I'm sure the Vasoline is extra too.
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$1000 to install an Aussie locker is the best joke I've heard this week. A local 4x4 shop would charge maybe $150 (maybe $200 Canadian) at the most.

This is a job you can do in your garage in under two hours as a beginner, so long as you know which end of a wrench is which.
Agreed agreed agreed although i dont personally have one i have helped a friend install front and rears on an xj and it was very very easy.
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Only "special" tools you will need are a torque wrench and I recommend a 3/16" punch, or a 3/16" drill bit will also work. To get the carrier out I used a ratchet strap looped over my bumper and hooked on the carrier. Popped right out after over an hour of using the pry bar method.

I spend two nights working on it after work and it has been problem free and working great ever since. That was my first time EVER seeing the inside of a differential.
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easy as pie install...




your first mistake was going to the dealer to have work done. Don't do that again!
Hey now, not all dealers are pricey mine is actually very competitive and better priced than most of the repair shops in town. Although this has only happened over the last year because selling cars is not been that good, so they figured they better lower there prices on service to get more business that way, this bad economy isn't bad for everything. That said an aussie install is very easy.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruklIjF7orA

heres a video, not for install use, just to see whats involved.
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alot easier then i thought....
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did it last night... took me just under 3hrs... cant beleive how easy it is... hell with takin it to the dealership for work, you guys can help me out
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did it last night... took me just under 3hrs... cant beleive how easy it is... hell with takin it to the dealership for work, you guys can help me out
Congratulations!

Now take the money you saved and go buy an FSM and more tools!

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