TORQ Locker TL-CANAM Front Differential Locker
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- 2017-2023 Can-Am Maverick X3, except SmartLok
- 2013-2018 Can-Am Maverick, every model
- 2011-2023 Can-Am Commander, every model
- 2008-2023 Can-Am Renegade, except 4Lok
- 2006-2023 Can-Am Outlander, except 4Lok
- All Years – Can-Am Defender, execpt SmartLok
- 2018 Can-Am Traxter, every model
- ALL Can-Am UTV’s and ATV’s from 2007 to 2023 (not 2018’s with Smart Lok, or 2018+ European Models with Brake Traction Control, “BTC” or 2021+ ATV’s with 4Lok)
The TORQ Locker is the most advanced, strongest, highest quality automatic locking differential on the planet, proven in the most extreme vehicles from hard-core Rock Crawling, racing the King of the Hammers, Rock Bouncing, Sand Dunes and Mud Drags. To back this all up, Torq-Masters Industries offers an unprecedented 4 year warranty on the TORQ Locker with no tire size, horsepower limits or loopholes, quadruple the warranty of any other automatic locker on the market. Torq-Masters Industries is committed to building the highest quality locking differentials possible. To be the best, we build with the best, TORQ Locker is 100 percent Made in the USA with 100 percent USA raw materials.
Keep it Simple, no air-lines to leak, compressors to fail, cables to adjust or electrical gremlins, the TORQ Locker gives you piece of mind as a reliable, mechanical, automatic locker that can handle any terrain. The TORQ Locker design eliminates and integrates pesky locker components seen in all other automatic drop-in lockers. The spacers are gone and the dowel pins are now machined into the Cam Gears to form key-ways. The innovative design features of the TORQ Locker have three game-changing benefits;
- No dowel pins to install or fail. The Key-Way design of the Cam gears can’t shear, ever.
- Easiest Locker on the market to install, no spacers, no dowel pins, no measurements.
- Best On-Road manners of any automatic locker; the Key-Way design is more forgiving than the rigid dowel pin design. The Key-Way allows for smoother locker engagement. By eliminating the spacers they eliminated the leading cause of the pop some people experience with automatic lockers.
To build the TORQ Locker, Torq-Masters Industries demands the highest quality control standards, protocol and materials. The TORQ Locker is CNC Machined from USA made 9310 steel alloy for maximum durability and long life using their proprietary manufacturing processes in an ISO 9001 certified facility in Rochester NY. Locker components are then heat treated with proprietary procedures in a TS16949 certified facility with 100 percent quality audits utilizing electron microscopy testing. Quality control of this caliber very rare in the Aftermarket Off-Road Industry, but Torq-Masters goes the extra mile to build the best, because you deserve the best.
Torq-Masters team of engineers make every effort to ensure that the model fitment listed is accurate. However, due to vehicle manufacturers differential options, using available inventory, prior vehicle owner modifications, etc. it is the customers responsibility to confirm that the model TORQ Locker they order fits their differential. All TORQ Lockers are designed for installation in an open differential.
How to Disable your 2015.5 and newer Visco Lok:
Rock Crawling with TORQ Locker:
Stock Can-Am X3 vs. 2016 1000 Can-Am with TORQ Locker
Install Video (** Note, see Disabling Visco Lok video**)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to disable my Visco Lok?
A: It is highly recommended to disable all Visco Lok’s when installing a TORQ Locker.
Based on customer feedback Torq-Masters Industries highly recommends disabling your Can-Am Visco Lok when you install a TL-CANAM TORQ Locker. Torq-Masters Industries cannot guarantee proper TORQ Locker operation if you choose to leave your Visco Lok enabled. Disabling the Visco is easy and only adds a few minutes to your installation time. Detailed instructions are included in the intallation manual.
The Visco Lok can affect TORQ Locker operation negatively and cause the following symptoms:
– Random steering lock up in 2WD or 4WD
– Very loud popping or ratcheting noises in 2WD or 4WD
If you disable your Visco Lok, and later choose to remove your TORQ Locker to go back to 3WD, you will need to buy a new or used Differential Case with a Visco Lok. Once removed and disabled the Visco Lok can not be reinstalled.
Q: Do I use Thrust Washers in this install?
A: No – but you may have to use Shims. Shims are included in your TORQ Locker kit.
Q: Do I have to make any measurements?
A: Yes – see the install manual for more info.
Q: When in 2WD what affect does the locker have? Is there any difference from stock in simply having the locker installed when in 2WD?
A: There should be no perceivable difference than stock in 2WD with a front TORQ Locker installed
Q: When in 4WD at higher speeds is there any difference in handling compared to the stock “3WD” Visco unit?
A: In 4WD there will be a perceivable difference than the stock LSD because both front tires will have torque at all times. You can greatly minimize the ‘locked’ feeling by adjusting the Digital Power Steering settings. We like DPS to minimum in slow, rock crawling, and DPS to medium or maximum for higher speeds. You may still feel a difference vs. stock after adjusting DPS, you may notice some understeer, but it’s easy to adapt, and a trade-off many are willing to accept for the increased capabilities.
Q: The cutout for the cross pin in the Cam Gear looks loose.
A: That’s correct, this is by design. For the Locker to operate correctly, the Cam Gear must corkscrew about the cross pin, this drives the gears into the locked position.
Q: I can move one tire/ or the driveshaft, back and forth a quarter of a turn before the locker engages.
A: This is normal locker operation. The TORQ Locker™ adds backlash to the drivetrain.
Q: Does the TORQ Locker™ ever disengage?
A: The TORQ Locker™ never technically disengages, but it does allow for wheel spin differentiation so you can turn and steer the vehicle. The Locker achieves wheel speed differentiation through ratcheting. A slight audible click maybe noticeable at low speeds, this is an indication of the locker ratcheting.
Q: Where is the TORQ Locker™ made?
A: The TORQ Locker™ is made 100% in the USA from USA made raw materials. Our manufacturing facility is in Rochester NY.
Q: What is the Warranty on the TORQ Locker™?
A: The TORQ Locker™ has a 4 year warranty with no tire size or horsepower limitations. The warranty does not cover damage to the locker from driveline component failures such as broken axle shafts or other differential failures.
Q: Do I need any special Gear Oil?
A: No, you can use your manufacturer’s recommended gear oil.
Q: Will the TORQ Locker™ break my axle shafts?
A: The TORQ Locker™ will allow you to drive into the most extreme terrain, this extreme terrain puts more strain on your drivetrain and because of this additional strain, you could break driveline components. With modified suspensions, make sure to keep any eye on your axle shafts look to see if the axle shafts are sliding out of the differential from too much suspension droop. If you see this, add suspension limit straps.
Q: When I go to reinstall the diff and axle shafts, one shaft won’t go all the way in the diff.
A: We suggest installing the non Visco Lok side axle shaft first so you can rotate the gears in the differential. On the Visco Lok side of the diff there is a splined gear in the Visco unit, and the splined axle gear of the TORQ Locker. These two gears need to line up for the axle shaft to fully seat. If you find the Visco Lok side axle shaft is hard to in-stall, rotate the other axle shaft a quarter turn, and try again.
2013 – 2021 Can-Am Maverick Front Locker
2011 – 2021 Can-Am Commander Front Locker
2008 – 2021 Can-Am Renegade Front Locker
2006 – 2021 Can-Am Outlander Front Locker
2017 – 2020 Can-Am Traxter Front Locker
2016 – 2021 Can-Am Defender Front Locker
|Dimensions||9 × 6 × 3 in|