Lunchbox or Detriot Locker - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 02-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Lunchbox or Detriot Locker

Hi All, I'm a new tj owner in here, and need your wise-ness. I was told my 01 had either a lunchbox or Detroit locker in my rear. Is there a way to tell without tearing it apart. The former owner said it had 456 gear front and rear. Is this enough info to figure this out. Thank
Jls1098 is offline   Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
Cons_Table's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Posts: 7,577
It is possible that it could be "both". Detroit makes a full case locker as well as a lunchbox locker. The only way to really determine what your jeep has is to pull the diff cover off. If you decide to do this (which is a very simple task) here are pictures of what to look for.

This is a Detroit EZ locker. It is Detroit's lunchbox. Just about every lunchbox will look the same.

This is the Detroit Softlocker...their full case locker.

Poor Boy Racing The definition of the EVERYMAN Challenge!

Everyman Challenge XJ Build
Cons_Table is offline   Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 41,293
Pray you have the well behaved/strong/bulletproof Detroit Locker and not the EZ-Locker.
When you have a choice, buy American.
Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
thanks guys, guess I'll unbolt and see what's there.
Jls1098 is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC