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27-03-2012, 11:26 AM
OK who's jealous?

27-03-2012, 11:29 AM
Nah I'm not jealous I learnt to post pics ages ago. :ha:

27-03-2012, 01:01 PM
Nice! You'll have to let us know how hard it was to fit.

I keep meaning to order a 4WD Systems Lokka for the front of my Nav but then I see something else I want for it (or for the motorbike) and the Lokka gets pushed back to 'next purchase' again :)

The price of the Lokkas makes them a bit of a bargain I reckon.

charlie strayarc
28-03-2012, 12:27 PM
Nice work son.
$550 for two gears,4 springs and 4 pins, such a bargain eh?
I hope you have better luck fitting it than im having doing mine,the thrust washers in my diff were too thick,they have sent me out some thinner ones and I get to have another go at fitting it when I can be bothered.

28-03-2012, 12:50 PM
$550 for two gears,4 springs and 4 pins, such a bargain eh?

Compared to $1500 for an E-Locker?

Compared to $2000 for an air locker?

Yah... I reckon a third to a quarter the price for something that works almost as well as the alternatives is a bargain :)

charlie strayarc
28-03-2012, 01:44 PM
yeah its cheaper than the alternatives....................if you fit yourself.Which aint hard. And if it works as well as everyone says, ill be happy.

Still cant see $550 worth of parts though

29-03-2012, 01:17 AM
Thats because you didn't allow for the Aussie Spirit Mark-up that is added to an item once an Australian retailer touches an item.

29-03-2012, 01:45 AM
I'm not jealous..... had mine in for a year. Cant recommend enough!

29-03-2012, 11:51 AM
Hey Charlie Strayarc, how far out were your thrust washers?
I am going to attempt to fit mine on Sat morning aswell as this lot plus the coils which aren't in the picture. I hoping I'm going to have a good Easter if I can get away and test it out.

charlie strayarc
30-03-2012, 03:11 PM
0.2mm to 0.3mm each.
My factory nissan ones are 0.9mm and when I did the test with the feeler gauge for 0.2mm clearance I had nothing it was quite tight. When I did the bolt together test I had just under minimum clearance. They have sent out some thinner ones and I have machined thinner ones at work so hopefully ill get there

Dont know if it makes a differance or not but mines d22 str with the r180 diff. I see yours is d40.

30-03-2012, 06:18 PM
had mine in for a year. Cant recommend enough!

Good stuff!

30-03-2012, 06:41 PM
Still cant see $550 worth of parts though

so which ones are worth the parts????

01-04-2012, 12:23 PM
Thanks Charlie, I attempted the diff lock and suspension install yesterday and had no troubles with the suspension but the diff lock gave me grief also. I had well under the minimum clearances with the standard shims installed. I need to get some shims that are half the size of my standard ones. Mine are currently 1mm each and that gave me about 3mm unlock clearance between the cam gears. If I can get some shims I may try again during the week. Also, if anyone else is doing a D40, you will need a diff output seal (RHS) as you will destroy this during the stripdown. I just managed to find one and pick it up at 11:55 Sat morning just before NIssan closed. This seal is an odd size 39 82 20.5. (Make sure you have on on hand).

Anyhow, got the suspension in. Blue Max all round. Front now at 570mm from centre of wheel hub and rear is 580mm. Both before the lift were 505mm and the rear only because I have airbags fitted. Before the air bags the rear dragged its arse everywhere. I am very happy with the ride. It is way smoother even though it is higher. I expected a harsh ride but am pleasantly surprised. I have a couple of obligatory piccy's. As you can see the driveshaft angles are great and the clearance underneath is heaps better.

Good luck with the lock Charlie. Let me know how it goes.

01-04-2012, 01:11 PM
can you redo you pics man theyre to small when i go to open them.

01-04-2012, 03:12 PM
what ^ he says

02-04-2012, 12:01 AM
running a autolocker on the front would be safer then a e-locker/airlocker correct?, when the front wheel comes down harshly wouldnt the auto lock take the shock and save the cv shafts?

02-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Here are some larger pic's.
I called tom at 4WD Systems today and he is sending over the shims. Hooya. I am going to continue the diff lock install thread in the D40 Lokka thread. (for any followers).