lokka lock rite diff locks

Submitted: Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 15:15
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Hi, wanting to put a lokka- lock rite diff lock in my 2004 hilux IFS but have been trying to do some research on other brands and have come up with.

Aussie Locker
Powertrax Lock right

does any one have experience or knowledge on which or what diff lock is better and why...

Thanks Pete..
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Reply By: Twinkles - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 16:38

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 16:38
I bought a Lokka from 4wdsystems in Adelaide. Had The mechanic I use fit it. I have an 04 Hilux, probably similar to you. It's great off road. I also fitted AVM manual hubs, bought from same place, and had fitted at same time. If you put it in 4wd when traction good and moving fast you can notice the steering pulling to straight ahead. Just need to hang onto steering well. Slow, rough off road a great improvement when you lift a wheel, as happens easily. Had it for about 10 months now.
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Reply By: top d - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 16:52

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 16:52
Sweet you obviously have the sr5 without the manual hubs. Is it true that when the hubs arnt engaged the lokka has no effect on car at all eg..driving on road.. does it have any noise at all between disengaging and engaging and are there any negatives you have come across such as reliability...
i appreciate your help champ..pete
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 18:42

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 18:42
I had the manual hubs fitted to my SR5. The Lokka has no effect when hubs not locked. With hubs in and still in 2wd has no effect or sound that I can hear. Only works when in 4wd and hubs locked. Had it only 10 months so don't know about long term reliability. Read a bit before deciding. Others seemed happy. Been off road quite a few times on some rocky terrain and sand driving. I fitted the hubs so when front wound up a bit then CV's not running at highway speeds. The original hubs are live with a disconnecting device on one of the axles next to the diff. This allows for 4wd on the fly which you lose with hubs disconnected. CV's running all the time if no manual hubs fitted.
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 17:26

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 17:26
I've got a front Lokka in the trol. There is a slight return to centre effect but I don't see it as a problem if you feed the steering wheel back through your hands rather than just letting it spin back. In 2WD with the hubs unlocked then I don't know the Lokka is thre. In 2WD with the hubs locked I can just hear it when on a full lock turn, such as a U turn but it doesn't seem to affect turning circle or anything else.
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Follow Up By: Redeye - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 07:15

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 07:15
Hi Pat,

Can I take it from your response you have fitted manual hubs to the trol ?

Have been thinking of fitting a lokka to my trol but was wondering about the auto hubs.

Redeye
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Reply By: top d - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 20:15

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 20:15
appreciate the feedback fellas. one concern i really want to ask is anyone has ever or heard of any problems with the lokka. . one forum comment i read said that detroit lockers were the best power trax a copy and lokka a cheap and nasty copy....from anyones knowledge is there any truth to this because i cant find any yet... cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 21:48

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 21:48
The lokka is certainly cheaper. I kind of distantly, remotely recall that there was some kind of legal case over the design similarities, or maybe as to who had the rights to make or distribute them. I've never seen any reason to regard them as a "nasty" copy however.
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Follow Up By: Stevo - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 08:54

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 08:54
Top d, this court case will explain the difference between the lockright & powertrax

http://judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/2003/J030850.yes.doc.htm
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 09:16

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 09:16
Thanks Stevo. I thought it was something like that. I tried reading it through but got a bit lost in the lawyerspeak. My impression is that it is a franchising issue and I have no opinion on the rights and wrongs of that. It just seems to me that there are no grounds for regarding the Lokka as a cheap and nasty copy, although there may be other reasons for not buying the Lokka.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 20:30

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 20:30
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Reply By: Member - desray (WA) - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 23:13

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 23:13
I used to have a V6 forruner with a EZ detroit locker in the front . Made a big difference and made no noises was no problem at all. It has the same IFS as the Hilux . I also fitted the free wheeling hubs so the front diff was not turning all the time (on road )
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Follow Up By: Member - desray (WA) - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 23:13

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 23:13
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/Detroit-EZ-Locker-p-50.html
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