10-04-2019, 11:22 AM
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Columbia, MO
Originally Posted by MadMonkey
When I read Lokka's faq they say their locker is always engaged and only disengages at certain times. I believe Aussie and lokka are the same design. Is this how all of the lunch box lockers behave?
Reply by Jerry Bransford
Yes, they are normally locked but automatically unlock when one side starts spinning faster as the outside wheel does during a turn. Similar to how a ratchet wrench works.
Jerry, the ratchet explanation is a really good example.
Yes, the gears of the locker are "always" engaged, but not truly locked. In 2WD, the lockers gears are meshed together, held by springs. They can "ratchet" when turning and the wheels want to turn at different speeds.
The gears are only truly "locked" when you put the Jeep in 4WD. The turning force of the front drive shaft (via the cross-pin shaft) forces the gears to stay meshed and does not allow the "ratcheting" action.
Hope this helps.
After you handle/install one, it all makes sense. I got a Spartan locker for my D30.
Mike and Carla
2001 Sport, 4.0, 5-spd, Maroon, 2" Body Lift, Front Spartan Locker, Soft and Hard Tops, Winch, Roof Rack.
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