The Spartan Locker

Spartan Lockers are in my experience are the worst. I bought 2 of these during my one ton build. Having had Aussie Lockers and Lock-Right lockers in the past with great success, and being budget build it seemed like a good idea.

The first one wore out after a year of wheeling. It was installed in my front axle and oddest thing is that with the lock out hubs the carrier never spun much. I ended up removing it last winter in favor for a grizzly. Upon inspection it had a lot of chipped teeth on the side gears and cams.

Now 2 years after the original install, I broke the ring gear, I pulled the Spartan locker out of the rear to find this:

The Spacers are cracked
This cam is the better of the two, some chipping on the pin and pin detents. There is also a lot of wear where it sat on the cross shaft
A close up of one of the pins. Note the nifty pin retainer, this is the ONLY thing that I like about these lockers.
Here is the other cam, similar wear as the other one. The pins and detent pockets on this one was really worn.
Close up of wear
Chipping and wear
Worn out pin
Both of these spacers are cracked
All the teeth had a lot of wear, but no major chips

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