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Old 09-24-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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Aussie lockers

What do u guys think of running these in a d44 and d30?

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:54 AM   #2
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Lunch box locker in the D30 is a good idea but I'd look into something other than Aussie. I have two TJs with lockers in the D30. One with a spartan and the other is an Aussie. The Aussie is annoying and emits excessive clicking sounds. The spartan is quiet and only clicks when making sharp turns.

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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Alright sweet do they work fine or should I get a different style locker
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:12 AM   #4
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Lunchbox lockers are fine in the street when installed into the front axle but are very poorly behaved when installed into the rear axle. Front-mounted lunchbox lockers do fine on the street because the front axle isn't being powered so the locker is easily able to unlock for turns.

But it's a different story in the rear where power is always passing through any type of locker that is back there. Lunchbox lockers don't unlock easily enough when they have torque passing through so rear mounted lunchbox lockers chirp & bang on the street whenever you're on pavement. The only rear automatic lockers that are fairly well behaved when on the street in 2wd are full case lockers like the Detroit Locker.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #5
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x2 on a Spartan for your D30. I ran this for a year or so until I did an axle swap and got selectable lockers. None of the lunchbox lockers are hard to install, but the Spartan is even easier, IMO.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #6
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No experience on the spartan but just installed an Aussie locker in my Dana 30 and after 2 weeks its basically silent besides light clicking(no ratcheting) in low speed sharp left turns like a parking lot. With top and doors off you can hear it if the radio was off but with radio on a little you can't hear it at all. Very easy to install too because I had no mechanical experience when I did mine. If you are worried about the clicking for the front axle locker you can always install the powertrax no slip.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:50 PM   #7
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I personally would do a selectable locker in the rear. Also if you are looking at Aussie for the D30. I'd go with the Lokalocker. They are made by the same company as the Aussie's but they are under 300 for the locker.. And they work like a charm..

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