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Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made #758125 10/16/06 02:40 AM
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muskyamigo Offline OP
Mudrunner
So how many of you want an Aussie Locker for your 10-bolt differential?

They are looking to do an introductory price of $350 with a $150 deposit. After that the price would be $395 and sold the same as their other lockers.

The design work is done, and the test units are out there. The problem is they don't know how many (if any) to actually make. Lets face it, our group isn't the biggest around. They want to make sure that a production run is worth the effort. Typically a run is 100 units as a minnimum.

It would seem that this is a great oppurtunity for us, but it will take a sizeable group to make it happen.

So who wants one and who is willing to buy one in the very near future?

-Mike


Mike Walter
'98 Amigo well used
'94 Rodeo in need of help
'99 Ram CTD for hauling feather pillows
'01 unheated shop
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Re: Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made [Re: muskyamigo] #758126 10/23/06 01:16 AM
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Re: Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made [Re: muskyamigo] #758127 10/24/06 05:36 PM
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So how has the testing,install etc.
Gone?


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Re: Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made [Re: Bansil] #758128 10/24/06 07:03 PM
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I think Mike is on his honeymoon right now, so give him a few days to respond... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

He had the locker in for our run to Gilbert OHV park about a month ago. Definitely helped out in several spots.

I know he had to get a different third member for the locker to fit the carrier, he has one of those oddball 98 Amigos. Other than that I think it went fine.


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Re: Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made [Re: BigSwede] #758129 10/25/06 02:49 PM
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VOLTRON Offline
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I would also be interested in one aswell, although I would like to hear some more information on it and how the testing went and all. Also, are they or do they make one for the 12 bolt?


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Re: Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made [Re: muskyamigo] #758130 10/25/06 06:50 PM
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theduker Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
I would be in for one.

Re: Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made [Re: Bansil] #758131 10/29/06 03:22 AM
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muskyamigo Offline OP
Mudrunner
locker install write up

I have used the locker, and it works quite well. Overall the install went as smoothly as one could hope on a vehicle with almost 100,000 salty road miles. installing the locker itself was about as easy as I could have hoped.

I freely admit that haveing a front locker like this will take some getting used to. I also had to get used to the rear locker too. But in the end I whish I could have done it sooner.

Ther are many things I like about haveing a front locker, but they basically all stem from both front tires spinning, instead of one tire spinning like mad in mid air.

Admittedly my truck should never be used on pavement in 4wd. Time will tell how the CV's hold up and I'm sure I'll be eyeing bigger tires sooner than later too (who isn't?).

-Mike

EDIT: I thought I would include this bit of information from the thread over on another board (arrrgh...)

The front axle(s) used are standard (sorta) Isuzu stuff. The Aussie Locker (and other 10-bolt lockers that exist) won't fit in the odd ball 98 Amigo/Rodeo front ends. The external housing, internal carrier, third member, spider gears, and the Ring and Pinion gears are all different. I picked up a housing and third member from a 99 trooper from a junkyard for about $100 and installed the locker in that.

FWIW, I did disassemble the 98 front end and attempt to install the locker but the carrier was physically to small to accept the locker.

Some of the photos are of the 98 front end and some are of the 99 front end. As stated above, that front end will be the same for (I think) all of the 98+ Amigos, Rodeos, Troopers and VX's Some 97 stuff may have SOTF too. All of the other front 10-bolts will look more or less like the housing with out the SOTF portion attached.

Also the Trooper (99) assembly came from a TOD equipped vehicle which has a different style pinion flange (the weird cup shaped thing). The 98 uses a 27 spline pinion shaft for the flange. The 99, and from what I can tell, all the other years of 10bolts use a course 13 ( ? ) spline pinion shaft. I had to grab one from a JY and it came off of a 2000 Rodeo ($5).

Mike

Last edited by muskyamigo; 10/29/06 03:27 AM.

Mike Walter
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'94 Rodeo in need of help
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Re: Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made [Re: muskyamigo] #758132 10/29/06 05:33 PM
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thomasakehoe Offline
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This is too funny I was just going to post a message about this topic. I had contacted the people at Aussie Lockers about seeing if they would produce the locker and I was told that if I could get 50 pre order deposits of $200 dollars that they would do a limited production run and then see about producing more. It seems to me that across the United States there has got to be 50 Isuzu owners that could seriously use one of these tough as nails lockers. I have used them in my Toyota diffs and they are so far unbreakable. Hope we al can make this happen I'm in.

Re: Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made [Re: thomasakehoe] #758133 10/29/06 07:01 PM
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TeamPSI Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Would this work easily with the 10 bolt in my 96?

I would be interested, but I would definitely need to know what other parts I would have to find/buy to make it work.


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Re: Getting the 10 bolt Aussie Locker made [Re: muskyamigo] #758134 10/29/06 08:39 PM
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I would buy one in a heartbeat!

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