So I have the G80 locker. I also have the clunk sound when I pull in the driveway. I'm pretty sure it's axle play. The article mentions this...
"C-locks can be installed without interference (review Bulletin #20-NA-156 for an exception on the G80 locking rear axle)."
I searched for "20-NA-156" and can't find anything published yet.
Anyone have a copy of it laying around?
I kinda' like the clunk. Wakes the beagle up.
P.S. Thank you for the post!
Interesting... I've been hearing this clunk sound for 5 years and assumed it was drive line slack/slop (aka "End Play"). Also have an extreme dislike for dealerships, and out of warranty. It usually makes the sound when I take a left turn at ~15mph up a hill after previously coasting down a small hill in my neighborhood.
I just re-torqued my axle u-bolts today as I had started having some intermittent clunks on quick acceleration and slow driving suspension articulation. I torqued them to the 59lbft spec w/o the additional 135degree torque angle since I assume the factory already did the torque to yield on those. Drove about 30 miles since and no clunks yet. Since I was curious how loose they were, the driver side started moving at 50lbft and passenger side at 58lbft. Torque settings done with full weight of vehicle on the ground.