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Aussie Lunch Box Locker 111 53.88%
Yukon Spartan Lunch box locker 51 24.76%
Same just different name 44 21.36%
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post #1 of 127 Old 12-01-2009, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Aussie locker VS. Yukon Spartan locker

so i know they are box lunch box lockers. they are the exact same price. i have heard that the Aussielocker uses smaller springs then the Yukon Spartan locker. i know Aussie has a reputation and the Spartan is somewhat new. what does everyone think? which one do you guys think is better? or do you guys think they are the same?


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post #2 of 127 Old 12-01-2009, 06:42 PM
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i just bought one hours ago from northridge4x4 for $230. Aussie is the way to go.
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post #3 of 127 Old 12-01-2009, 06:42 PM
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Between not being a fan of Yukon and not wanting to be a guinea pig when it comes to the drivetrain, I personally would go with the Aussie and not even consider the Spartan.

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post #4 of 127 Old 12-01-2009, 09:09 PM
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i just installed a spartan d30 in my xj, i got a good deal from wayne hartwig over at p-4x4, my locker is working as it should. it looks like they used the same design as lockright and aussie, just improved it. my bro in law purchased one for his xj as well. we could have gone with aussie or lr, but decided to try out the spartans, i'll probably get another one for my tj d30 in a month or so.

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post #5 of 127 Old 12-01-2009, 09:12 PM
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Aussie Locker.

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post #6 of 127 Old 12-01-2009, 09:36 PM
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Aussie everytime

From stock to big rock just enjoy what you got
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post #7 of 127 Old 12-02-2009, 09:48 AM
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all 3 will do the same thing, lock your axle when in 4wd and make a little noise in sharp turns, just choose whichever brand you are comfortable with.

this is just my preference. at first, i hesitated with my spartan purchase because of the lack of info on the net, then i found the jp article and some user feedback, and was a little more convinced, then i found my seller at another forum and he gave me a great price and decided to give the spartan a try.

jp magazine wrote an article on the spartan locker, take a look;

Head-To-Head Lunchboxes Drop In Locker Shootout - Spartan Locker - Jp Magazine

and here you can see some pics of the aussie, lr, and spartan, you can see all 3 are basically the same design, just the spartan comes with a hardened cross pin and bigger spring pins, as is shown in the pics.

Jeep Drop In Lockers Pins And Springs Photo

the worst thing jp could say on the spartans was that the instruction booklet could use some help, but if this is the worst thing they can say on this, i can live with it. when i got stuck on the instructions, i just gave wayne h. (guy who sold me the spartan) a call and he gladly helped me out. this was the 1st locker i installed and it seemed easy, well, at least the actual locker installation was, removing everything to be able to remove the carrier from the axle was the hard part.

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post #8 of 127 Old 03-21-2010, 12:56 PM
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I have a spartan in the rear of my tj. It was the easiest lunchbox locker i have ever installed. simple, no thrust washers to mess with, etc.. barely noticeable on the street, and there when you need it on the trail.

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post #9 of 127 Old 03-21-2010, 07:17 PM
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I have a spartan in the rear of my tj. It was the easiest lunchbox locker i have ever installed. simple, no thrust washers to mess with, etc.. barely noticeable on the street, and there when you need it on the trail.
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Another vote for the spartan. As others mentioned, Same concept but simpler IMO. Ease of instillation and like said, Much quieter on-road. Good luck either way.

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post #10 of 127 Old 03-21-2010, 08:48 PM
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I've installed Aussies on both c clip and non c clip axles and they were pretty straightforward. My front one has been flawless.

From stock to big rock just enjoy what you got
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post #11 of 127 Old 03-21-2010, 10:20 PM
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I'll just say I haven't had a Spartan come back with busted pins..... YET, an I've put a fair share of em in.

the pins are HUGE, compared to the aussie and lock rite, but the springs are about the same.

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Yukon doesn't stand behind there products...ask me how I know.

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post #13 of 127 Old 04-19-2010, 09:43 PM
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bump......

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My aussie has failed 2 times. In the 3 months that Ive had it.

I had issues with the ez locker I had becuase according to them it was designed for "up to a 31" tire"

I havent gotten that excuse from aussie yet but im waiting for it.

Ive never had any issues with a lock right and ive ran them with 35's and no issues plenty of times.


Here is the deal killer for the spartan. " Spartan Lockers are recommended to lighter vehicles or vehicles with tires shorter than 32". "

Looks like lock right hands down for me.

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post #15 of 127 Old 04-28-2010, 07:54 AM
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aussies have a warranty regardless of tire size.

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