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Lockright Locker on Daily Jimny ?

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25 Mar 2012 11:31 #36320 by Fearghal Murphy
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Hello again gang !

Use my Jimny everyday for work/training etc but also go off road at least once a week sometimes twice ! Got cross axled the other night (bita concentration got me out) and was curious bout the "lockright lockers" anyone has experience with them and ON ROAD driving !

Many thanks again folks !

Fearg

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25 Mar 2012 13:16 #36323 by kyrris
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Hello. I used to have a lockright on my daily jimny and is awful. I had it removed because every time a steered the whole car shock as the lockright was disengaged, i also had to change my transfer box as the chain became loose. But there is a big improvement offroad. I suggest that you buy an air locker.

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25 Mar 2012 18:01 #36350 by vitara_mad
i also had one on my jimny that was my daily driver & i also did not like it but offroad they make a big differance

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25 Mar 2012 19:26 #36356 by darthloachie
we've got one on ours and its fine on the road,, clunks and clangs a bit as it disengages and re engages around corners but ours is a weekend toy so we're not that bothered about noises and dont drive that fast as it rolls and sways a bit
for a daily driver you would probably be better with an air or electric locker but they are three times the price

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25 Mar 2012 19:35 #36359 by funkyjimny
For a daily driver save up and get an air locker, the lockright will drive you mad although they are fantastic off road.

Gary

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25 Mar 2012 19:49 #36361 by Bigchridy
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I agree with all the comments above. However:-

In my opinion it depends how many miles you are doing. I do aprox 12-15 miles a day comuting to and from work. The lockrite can be a bit of a nightmare when turning into junctions but I have adjusted my driving style to compensate for this! For all other on road driving I find it the same as driving with a standard diff. I have driven on longer drives to the lakes etc with the lock rite and have had no problems. I cant fault it for the price and how much of a difference it makes off road!:)

I guess it depends what type of a budget you have as to what diff lock to buy. I'm considering an air locker purely so my mrs can drive the Jimny if required (as she works a lot further away).

Chris

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26 Mar 2012 15:07 #36396 by Fearghal Murphy
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What can i say guys thanks for all the help and info ! Ye i reckon i shall just shove the idea for a while and look further into electric and air lockers when i get a massive loan haha ! Speak of the devil got bogged in silt in a big way lastnite while messing in a river washout plain and had to get pulled out ! Very deceiving stuff that silt !

I am gona do some research now and have a cup of tea ! Thanks again guys ! The ON ROAD disadvantages are swaying me at the moment !

Has anyone got a decent link for any ELECTRIC LOCKERS ??

Go Raibh Maith Agat !

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26 Mar 2012 18:14 #36408 by Bigchridy
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Check this out: www.kamdiffs.com/vehicles/suzuki/

Not cheap and a lot of work involved fitting them but I'm told by some green oval owners that they are very good. I also read somewhere that they use some parts on the M.O.D landies.

Chris

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31 Mar 2012 13:36 #36648 by monmendoza
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Here is the middle ground between ARB and Lock rite in price.
I use this on my hybrid feroza. They have a model for the Jimny.
I intend to buy this when I buy a jimny.

www.kaiserlocker.com

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31 Mar 2012 17:54 #36654 by Fearghal Murphy
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Nice link there MonMendoza ! Had a good look thru the site there ! Gona gawk at the catalouge now ! Thanks for the link, looks like a fairly innovative product alright !

Gracias !

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31 Mar 2012 20:50 #36663 by monmendoza
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you are welcome. :)

I have installed a Kaiser Locker on my Daihatsu Feroza.
performance has greatly improved with the locker.

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