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drive after locker

ya no kidding about the whole having to relearn how to drive your truck thing....i had just got done with it and i was goin to put gas and as i was pulling out of my driveway i went to turn with no gas and then the "buck" came and lemme tell you it really is a buck....is that normal?? its like a buck with a clunk and the whole truck shakes when it happens
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what locker are you running
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lock right....i mean other than the jerk and all will that mess the locker up at all or was it made to sustain that kind of stuff?
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well called the customer service department and they said that it is supposed to do that and that it is just an aggressive locker so guess it is what it is...but overall i would recommend this to anyone that wants a cheap alternative to a locker as long as they can understand before hand that the "buck" that they address is really just that

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get bigger tires and that buck will go away
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You will get use to it, and learn how to drive it while making it more smooth.
In my experience, the lock right and aussie lockers are smoother than the detroit locker that I have now. I think you will figure it out after a bit.
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ya i hope so cause I took it to this open lot down the street and was doing a figure 8's and when i turn to the left you hear a faint almost unnoticeable click but when i turn to the right without throttle it bucks like crazy almost as if the gear is getting is hung up then getting free again but then when i turn right with throttle it may buck once when im almost straight again....but no matter what i do when i turn left it wont buck at all with or without throttle...so idk this is my first locker so im kind of clueless
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The faint clicking is normally, it does that by design. That is the noise of the inner gears ratcheting and allowing it to turn without binding.
If it is bucking, let off the throttle some. It shouldn't be bucking while turning if you are off the throttle, unless your tires are very very worn. The traction of the tires should overcome the locker actually locking if you're coasting.
It should function the same turning left or right.
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