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Old 01-07-2016, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New torq locker?

Was looking into a cheap lunch box for a d60 I'm building and on aussie lockers site they list a new lunchbox called the torq, appears to be only for the d60 and has a slightly different design than the standard aussie. Anyone know anything about it? Wasn't much to go off of on the site.
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There were some good pictures on Facebook a few weeks ago, showing how that locker can be installed without pulling the carrier or shafts out of the housing. Pretty neat.
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A member of my club was testing the prototype for the last year in his buggy with 43"stickys. Worked awesome and he did not baby it. No need to pull shafts for install (at least if you have thin cut gears).
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Either the changed design makes it less harsh on pavement or was just changed to have a more easy fitment, i believe.
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Old 01-13-2016, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Instead of those little pins that can fail they have a large keyway design to tie the two inner drive plates together.

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Old 01-17-2016, 09:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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As Eric said, I have been running one in my rig with 43" SX stickies for the past year.

Here is my write up => The Torq Locker | Ricky Barrette
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HI Folks!

The new TORQ Locker by Torq-Masters Industries is now the strongest drop-in Auto Locker on the market. Torq-Masters is also the maker of the popular Aussie Locker, the TORQ Locker is the big brother designed for larger axles, military and light industrial use. Aussie Lockers are still a great fit for OE axles, but we saw a need for a heavier duty locker for the 1-ton market. We are running the TORQ Lockers in our EMC Ultra4 LJ at KOH this year. Check out our Facebook page (Aussie Locker by Torq-Masters Industries) for build pics. My husband and I have been building this rig in our home shop for the true spirit of EMC.

A couple key features of the TORQ Locker:

- Made in the USA from US 9310 Hardened Alloy Steel in and ISO Certified CNC facility - the best material for these types of gears, in the highest quality control.
- No pins, we've developed a key-way design that can't shear
- No spacers, easier to install, less parts that could potentially fail. Spacer failures are very rare, but can happen, so we eliminated them with our design. The ease of install aspect of the spacer elimination is really the highlight of this design element... if you have ever installed a c-clip axle, you know it can be a pain to deal with the spacer and c-clip.
- 2 Year warranty with no tire size or horsepower limitations
- Slide-in design - only need to pull 1 axle shaft for install

YellowJK has a great write up, we have been working with him and his wife since late 2014 as one of our testing vehicles. We wheeled together this summer, I'm happy to say, they were not easy on the locker at all.

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looks interesting
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Test Vehicle, a lightly modified TJ



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Test Vehicle, a lightly modified TJ

Looks like Harrisville/Hancock NH - rig survive those trails?
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This was the waterfall climb after the bung hole at Field & Forest in Hancock, NH...

Also this TJ has survived these trails, even ran Sucker Punch without breaking
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Hey, I'm in that picture!!!
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Also this TJ has survived these trails, even ran Sucker Punch without breaking
Nice!
I was the first rig through when we cut it - even had an Aussie locker in the front at the time.
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What axles are these going to be available for?
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Installed an Aussie locker back in 2010 in the rear, swaped it to the front last year. Looked as good as new.
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What axles are these going to be available for?
Currently only the Dana 60
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[QUOTE=YellowJK;35140538]Currently only the Dana 60[/QUOTE

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Make one for the 14 bolt please. I hate my detroit.
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Make one for the 14 bolt please. I hate my detroit.
How would it be an upgrade to the detroit?
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Does this work in a Ford balljoint D60 front? You have no Ford front axle applications in the list on your web site.
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How would it be an upgrade to the detroit?
My detroit has excessive play in it and it causes the rear axle to bind up on the street when driving slow in a turn. It's annoying as fuck. Sitting still I can turn my driveshaft about 180 degrees.
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My detroit has excessive play in it and it causes the rear axle to bind up on the street when driving slow in a turn. It's annoying as fuck. Sitting still I can turn my driveshaft about 180 degrees.
My aussie locker (rear) locks whenever torque (throttle) is aplyed to the engine (to driveshafts), no matter if going straight or cornering.
Now sits in the front axle, and it's much worse regarding binding, maybe due to steering.
I love how much more effective it is when weelling as opposed to being in the rear, but it seems that its always locked, even when off the thottle, and only unlocks when i either break hard or turn off the 4x4 button.
Regarding your driveshaft, i had the same issue, and i believe it was the ring and pinion loose, and not the locker. It gave some horrid backlash though.
Still, its a great product/mechanism, regarding the price i payed at the time.
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My aussie locker (rear) locks whenever torque (throttle) is aplyed to the engine (to driveshafts), no matter if going straight or cornering.
Now sits in the front axle, and it's much worse regarding binding, maybe due to steering.
I love how much more effective it is when weelling as opposed to being in the rear, but it seems that its always locked, even when off the thottle, and only unlocks when i either break hard or turn off the 4x4 button.
Regarding your driveshaft, i had the same issue, and i believe it was the ring and pinion loose, and not the locker. It gave some horrid backlash though.
Still, its a great product/mechanism, regarding the price i payed at the time.
I had a mini spool before the detroit and wish I hadn't gotten rid of it. My backlash is 0.006ish so I know it's not from that. The driveshaft had far less movement with the spool.

When I had an Aussie locker in my old FJ62, it would either ratchet in turns or chirp the tires. Never had it lurch like my detroit does now.
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Automatic Iockers have backash. Deal with it. Spools are ghey. A 60 is a 60. Install it in an hour then wheel it!
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My detroit has excessive play in it and it causes the rear axle to bind up on the street when driving slow in a turn. It's annoying as fuck. Sitting still I can turn my driveshaft about 180 degrees.
I think the manual state about 10 times the ratio is normal backlash. if you have 180 you have other issues
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