I believe you are - I know it's been attempted, but every thing I've seen so far has resulted in a failure - the ARB air locker can be made to work in the rear, but requires modification to the ring gear by a competent machine shop.
Hmmm, Strange quick change diff in a 2G vitara? Now there's a conceptWell, as my paycheck keeps going down and living keeps going up, I've had to postpone it till spring. That said, I believe the kit looks like it could work, but again, as a lifelong mechanic, I see some things that are a little questionable, such as the fact that the locking/unlocking action appears to revolve around the spring/pin setup and they even tell you that they are a wear item. I will post if/when I do mine and get some miles on it. FYI-years of racing, I have never been a big fan of welding the spiders!
The cool factor would certainly be there. Single nut wheel retainer, fully customised rear suspension with everything adjustable, ok, ok, im getting carried awayWow, that has all kinds of cool wrapped around it! But I guaranty that's a LITTLE more $$ than a lockrite
What are you asking about - a lockright, an air locker, or any locker? See post #2 above ...So has anyone personally installed one directly into a factory 2nd Gen rear dif. Not a 1st Gen dif swapped into 2nd gen. But a locker in a 2nd gen housing and everything.
ANY Locker. Would love to find out if anything is plug and play for them. This is our little farm SXS so i don't want to weld it and have it chewing up pasture and yard when making tight turns. But want to have the rear lock up when i need it to. SO, ANY locker would do.What are you asking about - a lockright, an air locker, or any locker? See post #2 above ...
I currently have a rear third from a second gen in pieces on a shelf in my garage and can tell you that an ARB air locker will NOT fit without either machining the ring gear or swapping in a third from a first gen. I haven't found anyone that I can trust to modify the ring gear so I haven't purchased the air locker.