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14bff locker or posi?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by xpndbl3, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. xpndbl3

    xpndbl3 1/2 ton status

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    I picked up a 14bff that was originally a dually rear end swapped over to fit into a blazer, just wondering which posi or lockers you recommend. I use the truck for 90% driving and 10% off roading, with some towing as well. Right now the open diff is "lincoln locked" and I know that's unacceptable for a DD type rig. Thinking detriot or something similar....or??? what prices do they usually go for as well?

    thanks in advance
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Detroit. There were a couple on PBB the other day.
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    if you only wheeln 10% of the time, which is how my rig is, then i`d go posi, for better road manners
     
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    I would go detroit even though it is only wheeled 10%. My reasoning is a detroit for a 14FF is cheap and it uses the open carrier so no gear setup required. The one in my K5 I dont even notice when I drive on the road.

    Ira
     
  5. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would go detroit but mine is welded and I dd it and have no problems at all out of it.
     
  6. 88Silverado

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    I would also go with the Posi instead. If your going to do hard rock climbing on your 10% use then maybe the locker. A posi will work wonders compared to an open carrier in "modest" off-roading and you wont have to listen to the annoying bang of the locker every time you make a turn. Lockers are cheap and tough.
     
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    DETROIT. Even if you hardly wheel. They're not too expensive for a 14 bolt and the road manners are fine. A little chirp or a bang once in a while.
     
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    how would a detriot be when towing say a car trailer to and from the track?
     
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    even if you NEVER wheel it go with the detroit, I barely even know its back there! Plus they are cheaper the nposi's usually. You can also install it from home since you don't have to set up the gears again the 14bolt
     
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    One more vote for the detroit, a freind drove my blazer once and came back and said "I thought you had a locker in the back" Well I do he just didn't notice it. His Jeep pops and bangs all the time, my blazer is quite with only an occasional pop. As far as towing with it I know a guy that tows with a locked up rear end he said he had to change his driving style just a bit and now doesn't even notice the locker
     
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    i never notice my locker and my rig is relatively light (weighed 4900 with me and half tank of gas and my trail tools) but once we get off-road there is no otehr way to go. The posi can let you down the locker wont!
     
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    alright locker it is....anyone know places online that sell them the cheapest?
     
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    detroit!

    pm shane74, hes a great guy to work with and has good prices, ive bought bunch of stuff from him.
     
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    i think i got mine from 4wheel parts many moons ago for 327.00 bucks. About the same price now too.
     

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