Lock-Right Locker - The Lock-Right Locker is designed as a or drop-in locker that fits into the existing stock differential carrier replacing the spider gear set offering a lower cost alternative to full-carrier lockers.
The Lock-Right locker comes with advantages and disadvantages. A few advantages of the drop-in type lockers are the fact that they are generally simple devices and are designed to fit into a stock open carrier or in some cases limited slip carrier, reusing stock parts. Since the ring gear is connected to the carrier and the carrier is reused, the ring and pinion gears generally do not need to be setup again. This makes it much easier for a backyard mechanic to install a drop-in "lunchbox" locker. It also allows the locker to be removed and the stock carrier parts be re-installed putting it back to an open carrier (or Limited Slip). Disadvantages of these types of lockers include the fact that their strength is limited to the carrier they are installed in, which can vary greatly. Their strength is moderate to less than moderate and for the most part support what seems to be up to a 33" tires and a mild amount of abuse before encountering problems and damage. Another disadvantage to a drop-in locker is that some have a more severe locking and unlocking feel over a full carrier locker. For this reason some drop-in locker manufacturers incorporate dampening mechanisms to reduce the backlash and harsh engagement / disengagement creating a smoother operating locker. For many people they are a good candidate for a first "economy" locker on vehicles that are mildly modified with slightly oversized tires. These units are not recommended for applications with high horsepower or large tires that can put increased stress on the locker and stock carrier.
The Powertrax Lock-Right Locker is the original locking differential that could be easily installed in existing case assemblies without any special tools or setup equipment. It has been widely used in demanding off-road applications around the world requiring extreme traction output and high-strength. For traction output, strength and durability, the Lock-Right Locker rivals much more expensive competitive lockers sold only as complete case replacement assemblies. It is a leading product because the Lock-Right delivers as much traction output, its end assembly is exceptionally strong, is much less expensive, and does not require professional installation (because the complete case assembly does not have to be replaced and realigned with precision calibration equipment). It is Designed to fit into your existing differential carrier, and provides full positive locking of both axles, yet readily disengages for easy cornering. An excellent choice for off-road vehicle applications.
Rugged Power Delivery to Both Wheels
Provides Huge Traction Improvement
Greatly Exceeds Capabilities of Limited-Slip/Posi's
Proven Off-Road Performance
Good On-Road Characteristics
Uses No External Controls
Helps Prevent Axle Failure
Broad Model Coverage
Works in Front and Rear Axles
Works with C-Clip axles
Typical 4WD Steering Configurations
A simple overview of Crossover Steering, V-Link Steering,
Re-circulating Ball and Tie Rod, Rack-and-Pinion and Double Crossover
steering systems found on 4x4 solid axle and independent axle setups.