The Torq Locker

I know that it has been quiet here for far too long. Things have been hectic with the holidays and the business startup… Anyway I have something awesome that I can finally openly share!

November 2014, after I destroyed my jeep’s rear ring & pinion at Field & Forest and later discovered how badly my Spartan Lockers were holding up to the punishment ; Cora Jokinen the President of Torq Masters Industries (the company that makes the Aussie Locker) reached out to Sarah and I about testing a new locker design code named “Raptor” that was being developed.

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The Broken Knuckle

Finally broke one of the stock knuckles back in August at Field and Forest. The steering arm ripped right off in the Taint!

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After a lot of work with a High Lift, we got it back on the trail. We had to drive out backwards though Pete’s Pass. Took about 4 hours to get back to camp.

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Spent the night grinding, preheating, welding, and post heating the arm back to the knuckle.

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Then Sunday we wheeled all day

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Then to prepare for Topless For Tatas which was the following weekend, we had install the spare knuckles which where modified with high steer arms to allow for double shear mounts.

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