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Description: Detroit EZ Locker - The Detroit EZ 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 EZ Locker is built the same as a Lock-Right Locker with all of the same advertised features, benefits, characteristics, and shortcomings.


The Detroit EZ 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.


Detroit E-Z Locker delivers automatic positive locking action at a price designed to fit any budget. This differential was created to supply the occasional off-roader with low cost traction without sacrificing the security that superior parts provide. It lets your vehicle drive when one wheel loses traction even if one wheel gets hung up in the air. Fully automatic, this unit compensates for wheel travel and speed when turning. By eliminating individual wheel spin youll greatly reduce your chances of getting stuck in mud, snow and ice. Its also easy to install.
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Review Date: Mon June 14, 2010 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 1 

 
Pros: easy installation
Cons: loud, and sometimes unbearable jerking

i put this locker in the rear of my yj inside a dana 44 from a mid 70's international scout running 35x12.50 pro comp mud terrains and it acted like a normal locker at first. i drove it for about 10 minutes on the freeway to meet some people to run a trail with and it seemed like a normal locker with normal pops and clunks, but after i got there the noise of the locker became unbearable. it got to the point where almost any throttle at all would make it pop repeatedly, and hard. it felt like it was going to break something else in my drive train and pretty much vibrated my foot off the throttle.



i eventually tried putting it in 4wd and it actually improved the situation. in 4hi or 4lo it acts like a normal locker again. sucks for turns, but is at least drivable.



i dont know why it does that, but ive been researching the locker a lot and there are a couple more online that say they have had the same problem. some say this locker is only for tires 32 inches and smaller, but the locker is supposed to be comparable to the lockrite and others, and they all suggest 33's or smaller just for warranty purposes so they can have deniability if one breaks.


 
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