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The other day I walked out of an Indian casino $1000 richer, so I'm thinking of ordering Aussies front and rear, has anyone ever heard of any problem having them in a non-disco front end? These will be in a daily driven MJ.

 

Thanks in advance,

Daniel

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From what I've heard...they are good for that type of application. No personal experince here...just word of mouth.

 

i don't have personal experience either, but i know a few people that have them in a DD/trail rig and have no issues. they perform great offroad too.

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I have run all three of the "lunchbox" lockers in front and rear axles. the Aussie is by far the best I have used.

 

I am lucky enough to have met and spoken with the owner of Aussie on a couple occasions. Bill is actually in a club I used to belong to. Very similar designs, but the Aussie is an improvement on the others, a definite a step above.

 

You will very much like yours once you get it!!

 

CW

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If you were to only lock one axle, would it be better to front or rear? on a 4 wheel drive

You'll get about 50 different answers (even though there really are only 2 answers) to that question.

 

Each have their benefits and reasons why you should lock them. The correct answer is based directly on what type of wheeling you do and what type of terrain your wheeling in.

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Call http://www.northridge4x4.com/

They have lock-rite lockers for 30's.

Are super to deal with,will give you a good

price.Lock-rite is identical to the Aussie.

I have Aussie in the rear.Lock-rite in the front,

Love them both.You'll go places you never

thought you could.

Mine is a DD,works ok on the street.

If you're only gonna do one,my suggestion

would be rear,but that's only my .02,

and as has been said,you'll get both answers,

so research it,and please yourself.

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Lock-rite is identical to the Aussie.

Not true. The Aussie is about 30% larger, stronger (different steel), and a somewhat different design.

 

Bill from Torq Masters (Aussie) was the one who designed the original Lock-Rite when he was Executive Vice President of Vehicular Technologies, Inc, that owned the Lock Right patents and brought the product to market in 1993 and will be glad to tell you that they are not the same (he designed both of them).

 

Edit: From Bill himself...

 

There are many differences between the Aussie Locker and the competition!

 

A few are:

 

Powertrax/Lock Right have for many years touted their "Shear Pins". They state that their pins are designed to shear/break when the locker gets in a certain position within the case. The so called "benefit" is that the pins break and not the locker. Aussie Locker takes a different design approach and designs our locker so that if it is properly installed, the locker will not get in the position that causes pins to break, therefore "No Shear Pins" in the Aussie Locker...our pins are designed to last the life of the locker.

 

Lock Right has patents and has touted their "spring-within-a-spring design. The Aussie Locker uses a robust spring that does not need two to provide strength and reliability. The EZ locker uses a little "top hat" to fit in the end of their spring". Fewer parts means higher reliability. Point to the Aussie Locker.

 

Lock Right and EZ use a design that have holes (windows) drilled in the sides of the axle gears and cam gears. Aussie Locker engineers feel that holes create opportunities for breakage and we do not use this design and have patents pending to cover our approach. We eliminate 8 side holes in our design. The use of these holes also requires little tunnels in the gears, close to the walls of the gear, where the pin and springs fit and we do not like that for reliability.

 

We use a teeth depth and angles for our product that our engineers have determined to be appropriate for the noise level, smoothness and reliability of our product. Other manufacturers use their own designs.

 

The Aussie Locker cam angles are of our design resulting in a design that meets our product objectives.

 

The Aussie Locker product undergoes a special and propriatary heat treating process to ensure long life and reliability.

 

Aussie Locker has a 100% quality audit under electronic microscopes where we measure specification conformance to the micron level. We will leave it to other manufacturers to specify their own quality level, but we are quite confident that ours is the best in the industry.

 

The Aussie Locker has the best warranty in the industry, with no "get out of jail free" cards the manufacturer can pull out if you have larger than OEM tires or high horsepower.

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I've been running Aussies front and rear (30/44) for the past 7 months, and they work pretty well. My mud king XL's don't show too much wear, but there is some wheel scrub from turning and whatnot. The Aussies were pretty loud when they first went in, but have quieted down significantly with a little use. I was working on a budget at the time so as far as Aussies go from a cost/benefit analysis point of view...super buy.

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Sorry,I think that's a sales pitch.

I have one of each.They appear,at least,to be

very very much alike.Perform very very much alike.

Am not a metallurgist,though,so there may be

some strength differences.Just can't tell by me.

BTW,They were both designed by the same people,I believe?

If the original designer has come up with that much better

design than his own original and can sell it for the same money,

kudos to him.

In the meantime,try getting an Aussie for a Dana 30.

That's the reason I have one of each.!

Not trying to start an argument,just my .02,I should

have qualified "identical" as only my opinion.

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Aussie doesn't require the "high strength cross shaft", the Lock Rite does because they use "shear pins", and the "high strength cross shaft" protects their "shear pins". The Aussie doesn't design their pins to break, so they don't need the extra strength of the cross shaft to keep the pins from breaking. The Aussie isn't an exact copy.

 

Bill designed the Aussie to be an improvement over the Lock Rite, so undoubtedly they share similarities; it's not like it's a complicated mechanism, and honestly you can't design it to be much more than it is.

 

Here, this is a pic of the Aussie. I don't see holes, like the ones drilled in the Lock Rite. I see solid cuts, meaning a stronger unit. I also don't see any shear pins like the Lock Rite has. You've stated you've installed both; you can honestly say you didn't see a difference? I find that hard to believe being that the Aussie is even a much larger unit.

 

aussie_locker_19.jpg

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No,I don't see the "larger"in the Aussie.Maybe if they were

not for different axles,I'd be able to see it.

But now that you mention it,the 35 case had to be filed to

allow the Aussie to fit.So apparentl,it's bigger.

I know you're in the biz,I'm not,just a dumb parts guy

in a Dodge dealership,

you are a lot more informed than I am.

Not trying to start anything,just posting my opinion for the OP.

I'll gracefully back out,if I've offended,mods can delete my post.

This ain't Pirate4x4,I don't want to junk up this forum.

Sorry.

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No,I don't see the "larger"in the Aussie.Maybe if they were

not for different axles,I'd be able to see it.

But now that you mention it,the 35 case had to be filed to

allow the Aussie to fit.So apparentl,it's bigger.

I know you're in the biz,I'm not,just a dumb parts guy

in a Dodge dealership,

you are a lot more informed than I am.

Not trying to start anything,just posting my opinion for the OP.

I'll gracefully back out,if I've offended,mods can delete my post.

This ain't Pirate4x4,I don't want to junk up this forum.

Sorry.

 

 

then leave jeez we no need you around here. :headpop:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J/k easy does it here man we all friends, don't mind motion there just running low on lotion. :D

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