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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:

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

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