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Re: Oz vs SA spec diff locks

Postby davidvdm » 12 Aug 2016 13:55

Go scratch/search around at http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/#nissan- ... ari-models

I have got a lot of info from the guys over there.
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Re: Oz vs SA spec diff locks

Postby Peter Connan » 12 Aug 2016 18:42

Dustin wrote:The guy with the mad Patrol UTE on those 4wd action dvd's said he's running a rear Detroit locker (LSD) modified to fit in the front.


The Detroit locker (and the auzzy copy called the "lokka" is a very different kettle of fish from an LSD.

It lock completely when there is no traction on a wheel, it will lock that wheel to the diff carrier, but a wheel with traction can "overrun" the carrier. In fact, this unit is actually not even a diff in the normal sense of the word, as there are no spider gears, and the two output shaft have no connection to each other, they are only connected to the carrier.

The problem is that the driver has no control over it's function, short of un-locking the hubs selectively, which probably doesn't help either.

The thread you linked to doesn't mention this, and I can't find any pictures in the manual, but I suspect the gap between the bearing carriers may be different to accomodate the locking ring.

Looking at the amount of mods involved, I doubt this will be cheaper than fitting an aftermarket locker.

Getting back to your original question, must diesel GQ wagons in SA have LSD's instead of lockers.
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Re: Oz vs SA spec diff locks

Postby Wilkie » 12 Aug 2016 23:19

my 2 cents....a lsd that is 100% correct is much better to use and you dont have all the vacuum hoses and seliniods etc and you dont have to switch it on and off
you can drive it on tar gravel dirt sand without thinking about it...... :salute:
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Re: Oz vs SA spec diff locks

Postby Dustin » 31 Aug 2016 10:17

Just FYI on the front locker.

Marino4x4 on the forum brings in terrain tamer parts.
He's got the Harrop E-locker for front and rear diffs - R22500 each.

A9684/A9635 Harrop E-Locker Front/Rear R22 500


The beauty is no moving parts, no air lines for oil to push out or leak and no noisy compressors.
Seen the guys use it on the web and the Ozzies love them.
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Re: Oz vs SA spec diff locks

Postby SJC » 10 Sep 2016 08:37

I got these prices on (front)lockers a year ago:

detroit - R13500
lockrite - R7500

(waiting for updated price - hope it didn't go up too much).
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Re: Oz vs SA spec diff locks

Postby Tinus lotz » 10 Sep 2016 12:47

Dude jy het geen beheer oor daai lockers nie met ander woorde hy is aan as jy 4x4 select met free wheeling hubs aan....
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Re: Oz vs SA spec diff locks

Postby SJC » 10 Sep 2016 13:02

Is die detroit ook 'n autolocker?
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Re: Oz vs SA spec diff locks

Postby Tinus lotz » 10 Sep 2016 13:19

Ja daai werk goed op challenge karre nie op elke dag ry en overland karre nie
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