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Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: Dryver] #1041735 02/12/12 06:10 AM
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kia74 Offline OP
Need a Spot
Well i use a RD79 for the rear 12 bolt


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Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: kia74] #1041736 02/12/12 06:22 AM
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kia74 Offline OP
Need a Spot
and now you say this will never work right



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Well i use a RD79 for the rear 12 bolt


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Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: kia74] #1041737 02/12/12 05:23 PM
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Dryver Offline
Wheeler
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Well i use a RD79 for the rear 12 bolt


Just so everyone is on the same page, it should be noted that the RD79 is obsolete and was replaced by RD209. It is for 1993-2000 Suzuki rear end applications with 26 splines, 27.4mm axle shaft diameter and 12-bolt ring gear.

Nick, do you want to share how you made this work in the Sportage or should we all just move on to other things?


01 Convertible; Electric Fan; 3" Up Your Kia lift spacers; Tj 104's; 31x10.5x15's on Centerlines; Rear LSD.
GONE, all I have left are a few spare parts and the wheels.
Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: 4runnernomore] #1041738 02/15/12 11:48 AM
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shorty_sporty Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Hello everyone,

After hadtomer had initially found out that there were parts in Korea, I did a little bit of research into this and managed to establish contact with an export company in Korea. As a result, Chris (4runnernomore) and I were able to get our hands on a set of front extension forks.

Now, whilst it appears that the company we obtained these from went bust, I have found that the MasterJeep website is still operating and sells the trackfinder units too.

http://masterjeep.co.kr/ for anyone interested.

I have tried to establish contact with someone in Korea again, still yet to receive a response.
I will keep you all informed.

Simon


1997 Sportage - Extended forks, Dobinsons 2 inch front lift coils, rear Dobinsons TJ lift coils, GME UHF, $8 bullbar (I love eBay!)
2001 HZJ78 Troopcarrier - 2 inch lift, extended shocks, Ex Mine vehicle. Still has yellow reflective stripe! - GONE
2011 Toyota Aurion - For the wife!
Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: shorty_sporty] #1041739 02/21/12 11:38 AM
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shorty_sporty Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Ok, so I have managed to get a response from Korea.

They have available front and rear lockers, which can come with the axle housing (ready to just put the axle shafts into and away you go) or you can just buy the centres.
They do offer 26 spline and 28 spline, so this is good news for the those of us that have the older ones with the different front axle shafts.

They also offer an adjustable pan hard rod, and the 5.38 r & p which Chris has mentioned previously.

On another note, Outdoor 4x4 Auto in Brisbane have decided that they are going to start designing some goodies to suit our rigs. I will be letting them use mine as the dummy vehicl.

They have indicated they will be designing sliders, belly guards, rear bumper/step and a bullbar as well (i am hoping it will be a winch bullbar but this is yet to be decided).
They also already offer a snorkel to suit our vehicles already. I will everyone know what comes of this!

If anyone needs to get in touch with the people in Korea, send me a PM and I will happily forward the details to you.


1997 Sportage - Extended forks, Dobinsons 2 inch front lift coils, rear Dobinsons TJ lift coils, GME UHF, $8 bullbar (I love eBay!)
2001 HZJ78 Troopcarrier - 2 inch lift, extended shocks, Ex Mine vehicle. Still has yellow reflective stripe! - GONE
2011 Toyota Aurion - For the wife!
Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: shorty_sporty] #1041740 08/09/12 02:07 PM
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BAZINGA Offline
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Would someone confirm for me please, what spline I have in my Australian 1999 Sportage (auto transmission) - front and rear - 26 or 28 spline
Thanks <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


99 Auto Sportage. Wildcat Extractors, Lukey Turbo Muffler, Warn manual hubs, K&N Air filter, Tyres 30/9.5/15, Ironman 40mm springs, KYB front struts & rear shocks, GME TX3220 UHF radio, dual battery system. Twin 10" electric fans. Next Job: Body lift
Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: BAZINGA] #1041741 08/09/12 03:22 PM
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Peabody Offline
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The front axle is 26 spline. That is standard spline on all 1st gen 4x4 sportages. The rear axle on your sporty is 28 spline. That became the standard configuration on all sportages from 1998 through the end of the 1st gen design. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: Peabody] #1041742 08/11/12 03:30 PM
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Peabody Offline
Mudrunner
I have verified a new source for the Track Finder lockers. The seller is the same guy selling the 5.38 ring gear and pinions for the front and rear axles of the Sportage (1st gen - Thanks Chris, AKA 4Runnernomore!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />). You can contact him by email at [email]picorp@hanmail.net.[/email] He is in South Korea and ships the parts from there. Here's the response I received from him this morning regarding the lockers. The info below is redundant to my post in the 5.38 R&P thread, but has been added here because it is directly-relevant to this thread...

"REGARDING LOCKER FOR YOUR FRIEND,
THE LOCKER IS DIFFERENT AS PER BELOW DETAILS.
...FRONT 26 SPLINE LOCKER
...REAR 26 SPLINE LOCKER
...REAR 28 SPLINE LOCKER

THE PRICE IS SAME AS U$409.00 (locker only) PER EACH 1 SET.
IF IT IS SUPPLIED BY ASSEMBLY WITH DIFFERENTIAL CASE,
THE PRICE IS U$569.00 PER EACH 1 SET.

REGARDING PAYPAL FEE OF U$21.00
IT WILL BE ADDED PER EACH PAYMENT FROM THIS TRADE
WHEN WE RECEIVED THE PAYPAL AMOUNT, THIS COST WAS DOWNED AS PAYPAL FEE."


I don't think the 26 spline locker for the rear is available, just the 28 spline rear and 26 spline front lockers. If you can get the locker only, that's likely the better way to go because it will reduce the cost of shipping compared to the locker+carrier. However, the assembled locker is convenient because they provide the carrier, new bearings and thrust washers, and the locker is installed correctly with all clearances for the ratcheting mechanism dialed in. All you have to do is bolt on the ring gear and drop it in the diff housing. I'm not sure what it would cost to have a local mechanic install one. But when you factor in the cost of parts with labor... and the accessibility to the thrust washers (likely a dealer-only part), the cost may be comparable. The downside is that you'll pay more for shipping.

It sounds like he will add a $21 fee for service per item purchased. That's not unreasonable, in my opinion. I think I payed the eBay seller $70 US for his services. But he did a lot of back and forth between me and MasterJeep to get the job done, which I felt justified his compensation. I suspect the guy and PICORP will probably be more efficient and the end-cost will be a bit better. Regardless, he can get lockers!!!


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: Peabody] #1041743 10/15/13 03:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 62
Davey Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Thought I'd post this here as opposed to the 5.38 gears thread elsewhere.

I purchased a bare front 26 spline TrackFinder locker, no dramas with the purchase process via PICORP using PayPal (see the 5.38 gears thread for more contact info).

So I get all active and remove/tear down my front diff ready for locker install, only to discover my diff carrier is worn beyond spec and is unusable for locker installation <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
I should point out that this diff was functioning perfectly and quietly in open format.
The side gear thrust washers are almost perfect, but the softer carrier casting behind them shows wear, and when trial fitting the locker assembly for tolerances, it shows the wear is also uneven between sides.

The TrackFinder locker is available pre installed in a carrier (I believe with new side bearings too) for about US$170 extra over the bare locker, so keep this in mind if you don't have any spare diffs..

I do have access to 2 other diff assemblies I can tear down, so chances are one of them will be acceptable. But they're still chances <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />


Long a$$ 2000 Sporty, auto, 5.38 gears, TF front locker, 4"+ front lift (Kings +40 springs, 50mm spacers, 1.5" diff drop), TJ 104 rears 3" + 50mm coil spacers, 1.5" body lift, 31/10.5r15's on 15x8 Kings (ET-13), WARN manuals, Smart Bar, spotties
Re: Lockers, Lockers ,Lockers. [Re: Davey] #1041744 10/22/13 02:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
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Davey Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
hmm, 2nd diff torn down and same results - not gonna try a 3rd.. will fit the thickest thrust washers available (2.20mm) and see if it works <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />


Long a$$ 2000 Sporty, auto, 5.38 gears, TF front locker, 4"+ front lift (Kings +40 springs, 50mm spacers, 1.5" diff drop), TJ 104 rears 3" + 50mm coil spacers, 1.5" body lift, 31/10.5r15's on 15x8 Kings (ET-13), WARN manuals, Smart Bar, spotties
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