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There are a number of true lockers available that offer easy installation, lower price, and good performance. These "DIY lockers" have been sold under a number of brand names, but all have certain things in common: They replace the side and spider gears, retaining the original case, so they can be installed in a matter of hours by the backyard mechanic. While they are subject to the same handling concerns as any other automatic locker, they offer solid traction for less cost, and are generally considered to be a good deal on a weekend-warrior-type 4x4 as long as tire size remains reasonable.

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