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Old 08-12-2008
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My front aussie locker works perfectly. You cannot tell it is even there in 2wd.
I wouldn't say there is no point in locking an IFS rig, if you haven't driven a properly functioning one. It makes up for the lack of suspension travel.
Not sure what to say about the install. If you had the proper measurements, it should work, there isn't much to go wrong.
I had my rear locker go bad the first time because cam gear spacing was too wide. The sent a new one and it works fine, though I was pissed about the down time and extra work. The locker should be tight the first few miles, but shouldn't have been that bad. Did you test the locker with the tires still in the air? You should/should have tested the locker before driving it to make sure it unlocks.
Maybe the spacing was to narrow and it couldn't unlock...
Either way it sucks. I like my aussie lockers but I was a bit frustrated after the first one pooped out. The new one I installed is now tighter than tolerance, but works great as of now.
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we never ground on the inside of the axle housing... could that be why? maybe there wasn't enough clearance in there for it to spread apart and ratchet?? I just got a $1100 bill for the new cv/labor so i'm pretty pissed.
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cory...it sucks....it fawking sucks. we shouldn't have even attempted to install that. looked damn straight forward, and i researced it while i was home w/ billy. all i can say, is shi!t happens, live and learn, and sorry this **** even happend. Don cut us a big break, and that break he cut you, is making me have his shop do my gears for me. i think it boiled down to all of us being frusterated about not having power for 4 hours, and wanting to get it done.
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Yeah, it does suck man..

Trust me, Don cut you a huge break... And had I not called, you could have expected your bill to be up in the 1500-1600 range... No joke. He's good people... Sucks that he's a smaller shop, otherwise the break could be more if he was a bigger shop.

Sucks what happened. That's why I said don't lock it awhile back!

You can't really complain though man. Gotta pay to play. Remember that.

You didn't pay anything for the lift, just some misc parts from the hardware store...
You weren't charged for install
You paid $100 for the shop time (hell of a deal considering what's there)
And $240 for a locker that no one knew too much on how to install.
Free labor on the locker too (even though it went wrong, install was free nonetheless)

While I'm on the subject.... I was slightly pissed when I read your first line in this thread.

I put in about 8 hours of my time and a good 3 hours of that time was spent taking **** off YOUR truck while you were gone... WITH NO AIR TOOLS. I know Billy drove a good 30mi to Austin's house to help and didn't ask for pay. Shane didn't ask for pay and he even attempted the locker you wanted put in even with him saying he didn't want to (specifically for the reason that happened). Austin didn't charge you for his time, just time in the shop, and that wasn't even him, that was his dad.

I just can't sit back and have people read that first line and have them think you did it. Because when it came down to it, you did about 5% of the work... with me putting in over 40-45%... I knew where everything went, having done 2 trucks prior. I got covered in grease all day long...

I'll get over it... But dude, in the future:

Give due credit, where credit is due.
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Trevor, YOU are the man. Dont let anyone tell you otherwise.
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While I'm on the subject.... I was slightly pissed when I read your first line in this thread.
I noticed that he said HE did it when the picture show all of Y'ALL doing the work, but anyway I don't think it was anything you guys done wrong with the locker, from what I've heard the things suck really, this is the fourth or fifth time I've heard of this exact thing happening.

Cory, not to bash or anything but you really need to appreciate your friends more, I can't say I have friends that would do that for me.
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Trevor, YOU are the man. Dont let anyone tell you otherwise.
Trevor and Shane both! (if I left anyone out sorry, Trevor and Shane are the only 2 I recognize)
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i'll be honest...i probably wasn't the best host in my house with my guest. I'm glad you had a ride to go pick up the truck. if dad had to work, nobody here could have drove you except for my dad, myself, or brother, all at approx 5am.
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This was totally misunderstood. I sent trevor and shane pm's explaining myself. I said "I" instead of "we" for a reason. They will read why. I really am happy that austin, shane, billy and tre helped me with the lift/locker. Thanks guys. Also thanks tre for giving me a ride and letting me stay with you sunday night and shane thanks as well for the place to stay and all those times you drove me around. Austin, thank you for the shop space and helping time. Billy, thank you for helping with the installs as well. I was just so stressed and everything that I forgot to tell you guys how much I appreciate all you did for me. I'm sorry that wasn't more apparent.
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no probs man....i'd be pissed at who helped me too. lol....i know you didn't mean it like that. change that sig boy.
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It's all good dude... Just was waiting for that... I know you meant it, sometimes it's just nice to see or hear ya know?

I would have been stressed too... I've been there man... Trust me... It's not a comfortable feeling when stuff like this happens... Been there... That's why I try to avoid it lol
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yea Cory it's all good, just glad to see the truck running again
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BTW cory, truck looks bada$$ man. I like it.
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ive dropped my tranny what.....5 times now? lol.
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ive dropped my tranny what.....5 times now? lol.
Well you need to get rid of HIM/HER and move on!

(You had it coming)
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OMFG....... That's got to be the best line I've heard in a long time.. Other than hot and bothered haha
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oh god...walked right in to that one.

there you go Dustin...yet another quote of me in your sig. damnit.
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oh god...walked right in to that one.

there you go Dustin...yet another quote of me in your sig. damnit.
I'll spare you the humiliation THIS TIME! besides i prefer to look at your explanation of why spindles have coil buckets each time i post!
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Yeah, tellin ya from experience, Shane is a good guy, and I can bet you Tre is too.. hah, half the time we were playing with the speedo's and messin around with random crap over at my place, I was sitting there watchin what was going on (I honestly hant done anythign before.. so it was my learning faze) but these guys do some work.. and do it right! :-D
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and i try to go slow to kinda instruct you how it goes.....i guess i kinda just like...took over. lol. i kinda do that sometimes. lol.
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and i try to go slow to kinda instruct you how it goes.....i guess i kinda just like...took over. lol. i kinda do that sometimes. lol.
I know jsut how to do it all now though, thanks to you! =) Hopefully this next week whenever my LED cluster bulbs get in, I plan on pulling it all right back out and working right at it again :-)
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