Auto lockers

Submitted: Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 18:01
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Well i think the time has come to put in a diff lock i will install a front locker but not too shaw on brand.
As i'm currently travelling toward Brisbane i would also like some recommendations of a mechanic to do the work.

Regards...........Stephen
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 18:38

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 18:38
I have had 3 installed by

Diff Lapping

62 Boothby Street, Kedron,
Brisbane, Queensland,
07 33594701

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen F (VIC) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:07

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:07
G'day Doug, just been checking out your web page and in particular Detroit diff locks can you clear up 1 question, are there different variations of this locker.

What did you think i would except to pay to get this sort of job done?

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 22:12

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 22:12
Yes there is different variations , talk to the helpful blokes at Diff Lapping and discuss to them what you need and where you will use it,
The front cost $1,478.26 on 16/8/04

The Rear cost $1,978.00 on 1/11/05

You will no doubt think it is expensive , it is but it will last , I would not waste my time and money on these $500/$800 or whatever they cost , I do it once and once only/

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 22:15

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 22:15
The cost of the rear did include some Diff bearings, they were OK but as they had it apart I had them replaced .

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen F (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 08:07

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 08:07
Cheers mate.
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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 08:23

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 08:23
Hi Stephen , I like many hundreds have wasted $ 500 to $600 on the cheaper brand and have never looked back. the Lock right are made on Adelaide and are very good, I haven't heard one person so far that has had any trouble with them.

Buying an item thats 4 times the price doesn't mean they are better

All the diff locks on the market work in their own way some work better in one application than others.

My advise is to ask who has ARB, LockRight and Detriot and go from there.
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Follow Up By: navaraman - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 16:55

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 16:55
I wasted money on oneof the cheaper ones too. I can't tell it's fitted but I keep getting over all the obstacles so maybe it is in there.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:26

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:26
I have alock-rite in the front of the patrol, had it in my GQ for 2 years also then 7 years in the GU, hasnt missed a beat. Cant say who would fit it up there, I got the changeover done by a local garage here and they did good, On a two week old car back then too
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen F (VIC) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:58

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:58
Cheers Bonz found a little info about lock-rite except for that there is a cheaper copy of them not made by powertrax.
Checking out ya rig page how do you find your coopers stt i'm useing the same tyre and have just recently noticed it pulls to the left a little.

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Follow Up By: Blaze - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 02:22

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 02:22
Hi Stephen,

You asked how Bonz finds the STT Coopers..... I was at the Pyrenees with him and he found them flat.... LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen F (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 08:13

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 08:13
Smart Ass ;))
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 09:43

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 09:43
Blaze Blaze Blaze ... the flat tyre at the Pyrenees was a BFG Muddy, the STT's are merely weeks old.

Stephen I haven't had the STT's offroad but have been in the same area that almost destroyed the ST-C's I had and found the STT's to perform excellent. Another forumite, whose name shall remain Lucky, reckons they dragged him up the hill his last set of tyres would have baulked at.

So far I am rapt with them.
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Reply By: Dave from P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 22:56

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 22:56
Hello Stephen!

As per our conversation earlier...

I've had two Powertrax Lockrights in the Troopy for many years and a couple of hundred thousand kilometers without any trouble at all.

Many of bad stories from auto lockers were from people who skimped on installation!

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Follow Up By: 93 Navara - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 08:23

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 08:23
Rocky Road 4x4 on US Ebay sell the Powertrax lockrite for about $280 Au. Kills our prices over here for your info.
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