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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MattK, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. MattK

    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    Rock on!!!

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    installed! detroit, 35 spline and polyperformance flanges.

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    [​IMG]finally drove it today. felt good, didn't even notice the detroit up front. poser pics i know, but i'll get some good ones up soon.
     
  2. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    sweet man im jealous lol
     
  3. enigma2y0u

    enigma2y0u Registered Member

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    you said you didn't notice the detroit with flanges? Is that true. I was pondering that route.
     
  4. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    You WILL notice a Detriot with flanges. My truggy had the same set-up as matts rig. It would crawl like a tractor, but the turning radius in 4wd was huge compared to what it was in 2wd. It's also ALOT harder to turn, i got into the habit of tossing it into 2wd if I ddn't need 4wd, just to ease the effort. (this was pre hydro assist...42" tsl's)

    That said, I still wouldn't trade a Detriot for anything else in a truggy/buggy. For an on the road rig.....ARB for sure.
     
  5. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    i love my detroit in my 60, assist makes it so sweet :).

    i like the white diff cover, we'll see how long it stays nice and white haha
     
  6. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yessss! Looks good man. Didn't you get some 35 spline lockouts also? I think you'd be better off running those while seeing lots of street duty. I haven't run my flanges in at least a year... so much easier on everything. Lemme know when we can go do some real world testing!
     
  7. sandawgk5

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    In 2wd you will not notice the detroit as it will unlock due to no pinion input. In 4wd it is locked up solid and as stated is harder to turn. Mine is welded and have been told it turns like a detroit.

    Ira
     
  8. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I sure notice mine when I run Flanges. Even with no torque feeding the axle, it's still gonna spin the driveshaft. Of course, I have a horrible pinion angle and a superflex joint so I should expect that I guess. I can see how it may not be a problem if your front end is set up for it.
     
  9. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    even in 4wd as long as your not on the gas the detroit wont "lock-up" correct?
     
  10. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Pretty much, but its not written in stone.
     
  11. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    sorry..mewbie hijack question.. but if some one was running a detroit and the flages but pulled the driveshaft for highway driving would you still fill the detroit engage?
     
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    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    i am the master of your boggz


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    sweet i like boggers
     
  14. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Must rescue boggers and give good home!
     
  15. sandawgk5

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    Hey Koldsimer does your detroit not unlock when going around corners in 2wd? Or is the only issue the front shaft spinning? Just curious as I plan on running flanges with a detroit when I step up to 5.13s as I will need a new carrier anyway:D.

    Ira
     
  16. Chaddy

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    My Detroit's unlock when there is no load on the pinion, just dont gas it around corners and you will be ok.
     
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    I can´t feel the front detroit when in 2wd and I DD my rig :wink1:
     
  18. sandawgk5

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    I got that, I have a detroit in the rear. He says he notices his detroit in the front with slugs and I am trying to determine if he notices it in 2wd just like it is in 4wd or is it just a driveshaft turning thing.

    Ira
     
  19. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ahh...In 4wheel drive and flanges, locked hubs....Its hard as hell to turn on the street. 2wheel drive its not bad (edit)
     
  20. sandawgk5

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    Koldsimer says he notices his detroit in the front with slugs. I am trying to see if he notices it in 2wd or only in 4wd.

    I have a welded front and realize how it would be noticable in 4wd with the hubs locked. I however cannot leave the hubs locked even in 2wd well I could not before I put the hydro assist on:D. I plan on swapping to a detroit and slugs and I need to know if it acts the same in 2wd and 4wd or is 2wd just like any other vehicle in 2wd other than the front shaft turns.

    Maybe I am not asking the question properly.:o

    Ira
     

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