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    Default Your input on diffslocks pls

    So I am in the process of replacing the lockers on my SFA hilux.

    It currently has KZTE diffs in but the lockers aren't currently working and I cannot find anyone locally that can sort the wiring....
    I'm too thick skulled to figure it out myself..... The lockers need to work through a series of relays as the SFA has been converted to a KZTE with manual diesel pump and no original wiring harness.... It seems few people know how to run this setup thus my dilemma.

    I have read up and phoned around and basically come to the conclusion that there are basically two options - autolockers and selectable lockers (air or electric).

    My gut tells me to consider the selectable locker for the back diff with an auto locker up front. The vehicle is not a daily driver and is a trail/fishing/hunting vehicle only. I must add that the KZTE components were built into the existing SFA diffs so I still have the manual locking mechanisms on the front wheels. Need to lock the carrier.

    What are your thoughts, what advice do you have, what would you do, which brand and why? Costs?

    All input will be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Your input on diffslocks pls

    I had ARB airlockers in my Defender - totally awesome .

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    Default Re: Your input on diffslocks pls

    I think first prize is selectable lockers front and rear, but they are quite pricey.
    I have selectable in the rear (factory fitted) and auto lokker (LOKKA) in the front,
    Front Lokka was +-R6200, works very well.
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    Default Re: Your input on diffslocks pls

    Convert KZTE lockers to cable operation.

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    Thanks for all the feedback!

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    Default Re: Your input on diffslocks pls

    You want it the other way around. If by auto locker you mean something like detroit then you definitely don't want on the front axle. You will basically not be able to turn and then suddenly it will unlock.
    So if you want to go that route - auto locker in the rear and selectable in the front.
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    I see lokka advertises front use as well. - well maybe their product but NOT a detroit.
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    Default Re: Your input on diffslocks pls

    I would go ATB or LSD in front and full locker in the rear.

    But you aren't specifying your budget.
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