Lokka diff locks

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 13:10
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Hi, Just researching diff locks and am interested in the "automatic" types. Has anyone fitted a Lokka from that Goannawhere mob? I have a GU 4.5 and would fit it to the front diff. What is the fitting costs etc. They make sense as with the GU it would only activate when I am in 4WD and are cheaper than airlocks
thanks RossB
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 18:21

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 18:21
I have a lokka in the front of my 3.0 GU and its excellent, works a treat, only loads up the steering slightly, and good value. I would go one again in a flash.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 18:52

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 18:52
I had mine fail after a along trip , diff was locked all the way home . Ended up with snapped location pins
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Reply By: nevyn - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 19:01

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 19:01
Yep, installed them myself in my 99 GU Patrol earlier this year.
Bought them from Goannawhere for $749 before they dropped the price to $499.
If I had the choice over I would still buy them again. Just got back from a trip to the Centre via the Simpson, Birdsville hwy and Strezelecki track and very happy with them. (Gunbarrel and CSR next winter) :-)
They don't lock up your steering like air lockers, you still have full control of your steering on sandhills with the best possible traction. If you leave your front hubs in Manual Lock then you will get a clicking noise when turning corners but if you turn them to Auto Lock when not intending to use 4WD then you wont hear a thing from the Lokkas.

Took me all weekend to install them but did it on my own. Haven't played mechanic for decades but a fairly straight forward install. Diff is a bugger to get in and out due to it's weight.

I think Goannawhere quoted something like $250 for them to install it and if you live near Adelaide then it would be $250 well spent. Other diff shops up here in Brissy wanted over $400 to install it, hence the reason for DIY.
Like I said, if you live in Adelaide then contact Goannawhere for an install price. If you live elsewhere then shop around for the best install costs before you buy.

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Reply By: Phil M - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 20:51

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 20:51
G'day all, I would also like to know if anyone has experience of one of these lockers in the back of a 100 series. Much noise? Easy to install?
Cheers Phil
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 23:54

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 23:54
same as 80 series , forget about doing it yourself . Get a diff bloke to do it , and make sure he does it by the instructions. If he says I dont need the instructions , take the diff elsewere

regards EC

The 80 /100 is a diffrent set up to the patrol and front set up . just incase those who fittem them are wondering what the difficalty could be lol
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