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locker today and got it installed in about 2 hours!!! cant wait for the rtv sealant to dry so i can fill it up and test out the locker
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Good times... Did you do the spin test before setting it back on the ground? What's your gap between the two main center pieces? Within' spec or just a scotch tighter like Aussies?
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Good times... Did you do the spin test before setting it back on the ground? What's your gap between the two main center pieces? Within' spec or just a scotch tighter like Aussies?
yup, i did the spin tests and it passed. and the gap is perfect, i checked with the shim tool included with the locker
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hey is your truck a 5 speed or auto? keep this updated and let us know how it works(well just me really haha) on like pavement in corners, blah blah blah. im seriously looking into gettin one but nervous with the 5 speed and pavment driving in corners and such. thanks
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Cool. Did you reuse your side gear shims or leave 'em off?


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hey is your truck a 5 speed or auto? keep this updated and let us know how it works(well just me really haha) on like pavement in corners, blah blah blah. im seriously looking into gettin one but nervous with the 5 speed and pavment driving in corners and such. thanks
Search my name and aussie locker and you'll see tons of threads with my little review in them of an auto locker on a mostly street driven manual DD. I don't like it one bit. But when I go wheel it, I fall back in love with it. Juice is worth the squeeze. If I could do it all over again, I would've tossed in a selectable locker.
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also what was the final price and difficulty of install? did you use basic tools or need anything special?
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Cool. Did you reuse your side gear shims or leave 'em off?




Search my name and aussie locker and you'll see tons of threads with my little review in them of an auto locker on a mostly street driven manual DD. I don't like it one bit. But when I go wheel it, I fall back in love with it. Juice is worth the squeeze. If I could do it all over again, I would've tossed in a selectable locker.
the thrust washers? ya i put those back on. and i picked up some 75w90 RP diff fluid and some friction modifier like u stated before.

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also what was the final price and difficulty of install? did you use basic tools or need anything special?
it was 389 for the locker with free shipping. and it was my first install so id rate it about a 4 or 5 out of 10. they include some pretty good directions, just have to familiarize yourself with the names of the parts so u know what there talking about in the install book. and ok ill let u know once i get her out on the road. and all i used was basic tools. wrench's, a flathead and some misc tools. but tools that u prolly already have
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lol...my bad. Thrust Washers would be the correct name. I forgot. lol.


And for what it's worth, my axle guy swears by friction modifier even in axles that don't require it. I go by what my 30yr axle tech vet goes by...so i'm running a tube in mine.
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lol...my bad. Thrust Washers would be the correct name. I forgot. lol.
lol i didnt even know any of the names of any of the parts of the locker and gears till about halfway through the install lol

ok good deal. i trust yours and your axle guys words lol
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1 question for ya, how long should i wat untill i can fill the differential back up? i put the sealant on about 2 hours ago
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like 20 mins after putting the cover on. lol. Silocone hardens up fairly fastlikeish. lol. After I get the cover on and tightened down, I waste time by tossing the drums and wheels on, torqued down, getting the truck on the ground and getting tools put away(sometimes. lol). But then again, My axles alot farther away from the gas tank so you might need yours at full droop to fill. IDK...it's been forever since i was stock.
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Hell yeah!
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like 20 mins after putting the cover on. lol. Silocone hardens up fairly fastlikeish. lol. After I get the cover on and tightened down, I waste time by tossing the drums and wheels on, torqued down, getting the truck on the ground and getting tools put away(sometimes. lol). But then again, My axles alot farther away from the gas tank so you might need yours at full droop to fill. IDK...it's been forever since i was stock.
aight im goin to fill it up then, and ya i put it back down on level ground. thanks man
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I barely wait i just fill her up and let em go and never had a leak yet
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UPDATE: just got done testing the locker and holy **** do i love it! went to a local trail by myself. im not bragging about my truck but i was so impressed with what i was just doing in 2 wheel. had to give up a couple times and put her into 4 otherwise i would have been stuck and i was alone. i went through this valley of rock and dirt, full flex and my door was rubbing the side wall of the rocks, and i scratched my paint. kinda pissed btw i had fun! sorry for no pics
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Sweet man! It is such a huge difference after having an open diff!
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Sweet man! It is such a huge difference after having an open diff!
ya forsure! now i just need to save up and get my front locked out
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