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Lock Right in a DD

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Tigerstripe40, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Tigerstripe40

    Tigerstripe40

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    How long will a Lock Right last in a DD rig?

    The reason I ask is that I put a Lock Right into my DD FJ40 about 2 years ago. It's worked very well for me. However, recently, Its more spool than automatic locker.

    Meaning that when I go around a corner, I get tire squeal.
    Whats weird is that if I do a U-turn, I don't get the tire squeal.

    So, all things being equal, how long will it last?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    on a u-turn you are coasting, so it unlocks.

    Coast more around your turns and it won't squeal.
     
  3. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    ratcheting = wear as the teeth skip...

    staying spooled = no wear on the locker, just on your tires :D

    they work under load, so an unloaded/low-powered situation like a u-turn should cause it to ratchet...."power" thru something like that it it should spool up tight.
     
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    I have known them to last several years (more then 5) but never owned one until now. I am curious, could the springs need to be replaced?
     
  5. Pin_Head

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    This is more driving technique than a problem with the locker. You won't have any tire squealing if you either:
    1) keep steady pressure on the accelerator through the turn. OR:
    2) keep steady deceleration thoughout the turn.

    If you accelerate before the turn is finished, the Lockrite will switch drie sides and cause tire squeal.