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14 Bolts FF Detroit locker install

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78blazaer, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. 78blazaer

    78blazaer Registered Member

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    I am thinking of installing a detriot locker on my rear diff GM 10.5 14 bolts FF. Currently It has 4:10 gear ratio. Two questions:

    1. Can I use the same detriot locker when I upgrade to lower gear ratio (i.e., 4:56 or 4:88).

    2. How much should I torque the two bearing caps.

    I have been reading this article http://www.off-road.com/chevy/tech/detroit/ and It looks simple enough, I think I can do it.
    The only thing missing on the article is how much to torque the two bearing caps.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    I am pretty sure you can use the same detroit since it doesn't replace the carrier just the spider gears. As of torque spec's.....I don't know but if you have a haynes manual it might be in there?
     
  3. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    i believe the caps are 150ft/lbs, check the 14b bible over on pirate
     
  4. 78blazaer

    78blazaer Registered Member

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    Thanks guys.. 135lbs of torque for the bearing caps according to 4x4pirate website.


     
  5. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I'll second the 135lbs spec. I just finished setting up my 5.13's- 135lbs according to the precision gear install book thingy.:)
     
  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    It's much easier to find thicker 4.56 or 4.88 gears that will work on your existing carrier than it is to find the thin ones that fit the more-rare 4.56 carrier. The Detroit will fit into either carrier, but you'll most likely end up keeping the carrier that you have anyway. :cool1:
     

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