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14 bolt FF locker suggestions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, May 18, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    Need a locker for my FF...Seems like there arent too many choices out there. Not too crazy about clanging and banging of a detroit....whats my options?

    "There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness"
    Luke
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  2. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    For a locker you have 2 choices (that I know about). Detroit Locker, or Lincoln Locker (weld up). Several guys are running LLs and like them allot. No popping or clanging and they are 100% predictable. Only down side is chirping in parking lots and of course, a tendency to "push" through.

    Bad Dog

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  3. BIGJ

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    I don't think the detroit "clanks or bangs" much. In fact, once you get used to driving with a detroit, you'll forget it's back there. I have been driving with one for over 4 years with not one problem, ever out of the locker. I bet if you asked, most people with a detroit would agree that it's not that bad at all to drive on the street.

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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Had my detroit in the 14 bolt goin on 3 years now. I love it. On the street its hardly noticable and certainly doesnt warrant welding on the gears to achieve a worse effect on the street.
     
  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    1. Eaton Gov-Lock
    2. Detroit Locker
    3. Lock Right (3 pin and 4 pin available)
    4. Lincoln Locker

    When In Doubt, Whip It Out!
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Cool, I thought a while back that there was a Lock Right for it, but then I had several people told me that there wasn't. Cool.

    Is the C14FF Gov-Lock better than the C10 versions? I know most people say to stay away from them but maybe that doesn't apply to the C14FF?

    I'm also of the opinion that there is no problem with driving the DL on the street, you just have to get used to it and learn how it will react differently. Rene (tRusty) and several others are running welded diffs in daily drivers and really like them. I don’t know, never tried that one.

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    Check out detroits new style locker for the 14ff it is not supposed to have any feel when it activates and little or no clunking. Call around or call them about it.
    Brent
     
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    My 85 K30 has the Gov-Lock in it. It works very well as long as the posi-lube is in it. When I turn corners, the tires sometimes chirp and grab. True signs that its working! [​IMG]

    Rene was just here at my place tonight. We talked about his welded locker. Seems to hold up good since he is doing a 4800 mile round trip to get another blazer. Very cool guy, too!

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    Why not use an ARB?

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    My vote is for the detroit. They are reasonably priced for the 14ff and my truck makes enuff other road noise I don't even notice its there.(till I hit the trails)
     
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    ARB does not make the Air Locker for this axle. [​IMG]

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    Strange that I have a ARB airlocker on my bench, that came out of a 14bolt FF.

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  13. Cavalry

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    I had a detroit in my 5.0 disgustang, thought it clanged and banged quite a bit. I currently have a gov-lock in my 10 bolt and it has accectable amounts of noise...did I just have a loud detroit? Any one running the new eatons?

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    Are you sure its the FF? I think I read somewhere on a site that ARB makes the Air Locker for the SF rear, not the FF.

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    yea, I kinda thought I had seen arb's for the FF, but I checked into it and they don't make one! bummer [​IMG]

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  16. JoeAngelicchio

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    ARB for the 14FF should be out in a year or two when I last got a note from ARB. (that was months ago)
    Would like to see if Trachtech (truetrac) come out with the electronically activated lockers. It's a truetrac LSD normally and a full locker when activated. This would be a great product.

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    86 Jimmy 4+3, 35-&gt;39.5 tires,4spd
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  17. 85k5blzr

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    It will probably be as much as the ARB, but with the ARB you get all mechanical, no electrical, and an air compressor [​IMG].

    K5 just upgraded to rig status! [​IMG]
     
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    I thought most 14bolts FF came with Eaton "No-Spin" which is about the same thing in operation as a Detroit Locker. Someone must have the staight scoop on this. Never heard or saw a 14bolt with a Gov-Lok, only 10bolts.
     

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