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Lokka lock right diffs and broken CVs

9194 Views 15 Replies 13 Participants Last post by  badgu82
I have been checking out diff locks for a while now and I would settle on the LOKKA from 4WD Systems but for one thing: It can not be turned off manually.

I understand in 2WD with hubs unlocked the diff lock has no affect on the front wheels so the patrol should drive like a stock truck.

In offroad situations the diff lock will always be on unless the auto disengage is triggered by turning on a hard surface.

So getting to the point...

Lets say your gunning it along in some soft sand and the lokka is engaged, all is good. Then there is a big stump on one side of the track and you have to put a wheel on it, I imagine with an ARB locker you would turn the locker off just before you hit the stump to avoid excess strain on that CV as the tyre hooks into the rock. But with the lokka you can not manually turn it off.

In this situation does the Lokka disengage and allow differentiation or does it stay locked and you have to hope for the best with CVs?
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i have had in the front of my gq for 2 years and never broken a cv i am running ntn s but not cheap $50 e bay specals now it s in my gu the only thing i dont really like bout it is when you drive it on the beach in high 4x4 the heavy steering i get over a bit but for the price compared to the air locker it works a treat its locked when you really need it has nt let me down
just make sure you have a tight lsd rear or locked rear coz im not sure what type of driving you do but when you get into harder terain if you dont have something pushing from behind ie rear locker if your not really carefullyou will breck cvs and axels every time most times they blow out through the free wheeling hub so does make a real mess
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