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14 Bolt FF ?????? Detroit locker, or weld ?????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Okay, should I get a Detroit locker or weld it http://coloradok5.com/welded14bolt.shtml I will do more street driving then trails, but do want better traction off road. What do you think ????
     
  2. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Detroit = $320
    Weld = 6 pack and a buddy that welds

    If you don't mind wearing the tires out a bit faster go for the welding. You can always yank the spiders out later and put a Detroit in. Weld the whole spider assembly solid though, don't just follow the article. </font color>
     
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    heh with as many posts as you have i would think that you HAVE seen this thread enough times to know /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif it all comes down to money, welding doesnt cost crap a detroit costs like $360 i think, if you drive more on the street then offroad, then get a Detroit
     
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    I agree with Silver85K5. If your low on funds, then weld it and save up for a Detroit. But in the long run, the Detroit will be the way you'll want to go and will pay for itself in tire wear on the street. I've seen the Detroits for as little as $290 for the 14bFF, if you look hard enough.
     
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    290 as in used or new off the shelf?
     
  6. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> If you ask nicely, DD will give it to you for $314 all the time. Just tell them that Joe Bob's Country Diner and 4x4 Parts Depot was going to sell it to you for that and they'll match it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
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    heh hate to keep this alive but, whats DD, i already got one for my 14 but i need one for my 60 aswell so how cheap cuodl they get this for?
     
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    <font color="green"> Sorry, Drivetrain Direct. </font color>
     
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    thanx for that link borrego.i saved it in my favorites for when i got a spare 300 to put into the diff. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> Did I mention that the $314 includes shipping? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Good deal if it doesn't fall out of the box on the way to your house... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif </font color>
     
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    [censored] man, i saw that $311 and i thought you were still talking about a d60 locker, you got mmy hopes up lol ;]
     
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    how has free shipping? DD?
     
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    I think a Gov-Lok would be the best option for you. I know everyone rags on them, but for light mud/trail/general off-roading, they are more than adequate. Additionally, Detroits on slick, icy, snowy streets and roads suck like crazy. I lived in Rapid for awhile, and I know how crappy it can get there, especially the interstate. Keep that in mind.
     

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