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Description: The Aussie Locker is a fully automatic and precision manufactured automatic differential locking device that does not require any manual operation to activate. It does not require any switches, external compressors, electrical cables, air lines, or pneumatic controls. The Aussie Locker relies on a simple and highly innovative mechanical design which makes use of two distinct sets of forces, "ground driven" forces acting on a wheel when cornering (forces the outside of the wheel to turn faster) and the ground forces from the engine (power) turning the differential. The combination of these two sets of opposing forces and the unique Aussie Locker design allow the automatic locking an unlocking of the driving gears when a vehicle turns or requires differential action.


The "Aussie Locker" mechanism allows a wheel to turn faster than the speed of the differential that is driving it (differentiation), but never allows a wheel to turn slower than the speed the differential and engine is turning it (traction). Therefore, a wheel cannot ever stop turning if the engine is driving it, but in a corner it can be forced to actually turn faster. Unlike a standard differential, the engine can never drive one wheel faster than the other.


The "Aussie Locker" is positive locking, meaning there is no slippage when locked. There is a mechanically solid engagement of all parts. In contrast a limited slip differential is not positive locking and does allow slippage and one wheel "spin up" i.e. the spinning of one wheel at twice the differential speed while the other wheel having traction remains motionless. With the "Aussie Locker" you get 100% of drive and traction to both wheels.


The"Aussie Locker" has approximately 1/2 the backlash of some other automatic lockers. The design use specialized low profile gear sets (small, wide teeth) which have almost zero backlash when engaged resulting in smoother operation. Any backlash present in the locker occurs between the cross shaft acting in the grove cut in the cam gear. Because the camming operation is smooth and progressive, rather than sharp and abrupt, it results in well mannered handling characteristics over other automatic lockers.


The "Aussie Locker" is by far the lowest cost and value for the money differential locker. The cost reduction is achieved by the reduction in part numbers over competitive lockers, manufacturing process times and investments in high speed machine systems by the manufacturer. In addition, unlike some other manual lockers, the "Aussie Locker" can be installed by anyone who can change a set of brakes. And finally, the "Aussie Locker" is designed and manufactured of such a high grade of steel that you can expect your locker to wear longer than the factory gears in your differential.



Simple design-Unmatched reliability

Positive locking for 100% traction

Do it yourself installation

2 year manufacturers limited warranty

Smooth automatic operation


For Dana 30, 35 and 44 Axles as well as AMC 20, Toyota 8", 8-3/4" and IFS.


Torq-Masters Technology, Inc.
3177 Latta Road
Rochester, NY 14612
Tel: 585-723-1489
Keywords: Aussie Locker


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Anonymous
Review Date: Sat March 22, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: $250.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Cheap, High Quality
Cons: lunchbox locker .... but hey, it works!

I'd recommend this locker to anyone who is looking to improve their trucks traction and stay within a budget. It installed fairly simple in my F-150. The price was good and the performance is great. Been beating on it for 2 years now. It looks very similar to drop-in lockers such as the EZ-Locker and Lock-Right but seems better than the EZ I had in my old Jeep I used to have.
Anonymous
Review Date: Fri September 11, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Cheap, works well
Cons: Depends on OEM crosspin

This is a simple, elegant, and effective lunchbox locker design that works quite well for a ridiculously low price compared to a "real" locker. The only weakness to the design is that it relies on the OEM spider gear crosspin to provide the camming action. This makes the OEM crosspin a wear item, and it should be inspected regularly (every 12,000 miles at least) to make sure it's not developing a "step" that could cause catastrophic differential failure, and replaced as necessary.
Anonymous
Review Date: Wed May 4, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: kicks butt works awsome
Cons: no what so ever

it awesome i admit it is no ARB but it is awesome it has concord anything in its way i recommend completely


 
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