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Matt Funk

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Aussie locker ?
« on: January 17, 2018, 09:15:56 AM »
I know you sale arb air locker for front diff. Im searching for opinions on Aussie locker.
96 lsr 4.63. Soon to swap to 4.875 rear air locker. No lift. 33s

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 05:03:49 PM »
 They work pretty well from what I've seen, I used to run a Detroit in my Montero and the Aussie works about like that.
PROS: Very reliable, Easy to install, Inexpensive
CONS: More effort to steer in 4WD, Increased CV wear, AWD becomes less useful

 Just for giggles Air Locker
PROS: Selectable, Stronger than stock differential,
CONS: More involved install, Less reliable (Still pretty reliable), Expensive

 Aussies are pretty nice.

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 11:19:58 PM »
I know you sale arb air locker for front diff. Im searching for opinions on Aussie locker.
96 lsr 4.63. Soon to swap to 4.875 rear air locker. No lift. 33s

These guys usually have the best prices http://lokka.com/
Install thread here http://4x4wire.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/969199.html

What's the rear axle coming out of? And make sure you swap in the matching front axle ratio at the same time.

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 08:17:24 PM »
Be forewarned that Lokka had a serious issue with actually delivering products. Last I heard a friend was still waiting despite paying nearly two years ago. There were others too but I think some of them had received theirs.

Aussie locker is a solid unit, inexpensive (20% of the arb set up), and made in America. I had one, and have friends who use them. Theyre tough and reliable. You cant really go wrong.
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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 11:35:36 PM »
I used to run a Detroit in my Montero


Still have it?
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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 07:36:49 AM »
Sold it to Ernest, now he's selling it to Doug with his 5.29's.

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 06:23:24 PM »
Ah well
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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 09:01:39 AM »
I just received mine from torq masters. 3 days to ship. I will be using the link to 4x4 wire in this tread to do the install hopefully in the next month or so.

Quick question. I plan to replace the auto hubs with aisin hubs but do I have to??  The front will still free wheel when in 2wd right?

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 10:08:04 AM »
The auto hubs will still disconnect.

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 07:14:25 PM »
Thanks for your help cant wait to get this thing locked up front and rear and get it back on the trail

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2018, 11:45:45 PM »
I really like the Aussie locker. I had to put in a sr front diff. 4.63. So I still have 4.9 front and rear with factory rear air locker. 9 rear. Yes 9 rear factory locker. 4.875 sitting in my garage.

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2018, 07:32:51 PM »
https://www.torqmasters.com/aussie_locker_xd_94514_mitsubishi_front_differentials

How come they don't list the Gen 2 SR DOHC (94-96) as being compatible with this? It is, right?

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2018, 09:41:00 PM »
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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2018, 10:35:33 AM »
I dunno, man. With the addition of the "new" SR, I can live with the Aussie in the white one. Convince me otherwise.

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Re: Aussie locker ?
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2018, 11:04:33 AM »
That's probably pretty true, i lived with the Detroit for a lot of years and honestly didn't even think about getting an ARB until Lloyd was selling his.