lockka lock rite difflocks

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 13, 2002 at 01:00
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hi guys i would like to hear from anyone whao has a lock rite difflock fitted to the front of there vehicle i know this has been asked before but there was a lot of negative comments from people who havent actually used one so any reports would be welcome,,,,thanks Ian
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Reply By: Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Sunday, Jan 13, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Jan 13, 2002 at 01:00
We used one of these Lokkas on the front axle of a 3.0 Nissan Patrol auto to tow a dual wheel trailer across the Simpson desert in September.
With the auto hubs locked it performed perfectly.
Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Ian - Monday, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:00
thanks rob they sound pretty good
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Reply By: Will - Monday, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:00
Ian,
I installed one to the front axle on my GU patrol, however I have now replaced it with an ARB air locker.
The lockrite is excellent, did not miss a bit, advantages are that is automatic, proactive (it is there all the time and before you get into trouble).
Disadvantages (and the reason why I now installed an ARB air locker).
You cannot disengage the lockrite so it is always there, which takes all the fun out of 4wdriving, it basically makes it through everything nice and easy, I sometimes like to have it just in case but not engage it.
Makes the steering a bit heavier which add wear to components and most of the time you actually don't need it on...
They are all personal preferences but I cannot fault it otherwise.
Will
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Follow Up By: Ian - Monday, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:00
thanks will i think for the amount of time i will be using it the negative effects wont be a big issue as it will only work when the hubs are in i think i will give one a try

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Follow Up By: Tony - Sunday, Jan 27, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Jan 27, 2002 at 01:00
Will, I know a bloke who wants to fit one to the front of his Patrol. Have you still got it and is it for sale and if so, how much are you asking?

Ian, I have one in the front of my 80 series (part time 4wd) and I think they're the best thing since sliced bread!
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Reply By: Ron- Tuesday, Jan 22, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2002 at 01:00
I have had a lockrite fitted in the front of a 93 Hi-Lux for about 7 years and about 100k and think it great no probs at all, regards Jacko
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Reply By: peter moyle - Sunday, Jan 27, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Jan 27, 2002 at 01:00
ian, i have a locka in the front of my 2000 model dual cab rodeo. the extra traction is fantastic the steering is heavy but you get use to it. with cooper st's all round it takes me to more difficult spots slower and easier, so less strain on the rest of the vehicle.
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Reply By: Tom Clarke - Monday, Jan 28, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Jan 28, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Ian,

I've only just bought a Lock Right for my FJ60 and installed it in the rear - biggest mistake I ever made, the car jerked and carried on during low speed tight turns and made everyone turn and look if I pulled into shopping centre carparks. Today I swapped front and rear diffs - what a transformation. I haven't tried it up bush yet but I locked my hubs and tried driving around town to see if it had any effect on my steering with hubs locked but not in 4WD, and you would never know it was in there. I am sure that as soon as I throw the lever to 4WD the steering will be a lit hard but normally when I go bush I lock the hubs and only pull the 4WD lever when I see a bit of an obstacle ahead so it suits me perfectly.
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Follow Up By: Ian - Saturday, Feb 02, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Feb 02, 2002 at 01:00
thanks tom and everyone who replied having one fitted to the front sounds like the go ,,,im going to fit one to my 80 series standard so thanks again everyone,,ian
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