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anyone running a detriot on the street...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    in a very little use off road truck?

    i''m just weighing out the labor of putting my detriot in my new rear with the 4.56's or leaving it open. the only reason I wanna lock it is the snow and sand that I will do.

    do i leave the detriot in the 4.10 axel in the wheeler and leave the daily driver 4.56's open

    or swap the detriot to the daily with the 4.56's and weld the 4.10 wheeler??

    pros?
    cons?
     
  2. 85HeartBurb

    85HeartBurb 1/2 ton status

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    When I finish my eng mine will be almost a DD at least 4 times a week

    74 k5 350 60/14 4.56 rear det I like it like that!!!! oh 42 tsl's :eek1:
     
  3. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I have been driving mine for a few years withs Detroits front and rear. No issues other than the occasional violent unloading.
     
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    Can you please define violent unloading? Is that where it sounds like something metal snapped in half?
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Yeah, it sounds like a axleshaft has snapped.
    It doesn't really happen too often though. But when it does, it will put you at the edge of your seat.
     
  6. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    BINGO!!


    I have a Detroit in my crew cab that was a daily driver for 3 years, absolutely no issues / regrets. If gas weren't so high I'd still be dd'ing it. :crazy:
     
  7. noahrob

    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    That is so funny...me and my girl were driving down the road the otherday and heard that (loud) and she just looked at me and said "hmm...that sounded expensive"...it kept going so I didn't stop...
     
  8. muddybuddy

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    ive got a full detroit in my rear on the street all the time, its fine no complaints
     
  9. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I have been DDing my K5 for the last few weeks while the towrig has been in the shop. I don't mind the Detroit on the street much. It is just fine 98% of the time. Once in awhile it will lock in corners if I step on the gas hard and chirp which is no biggy. Also you can get the Detroit BANG.

    Like mentioned it is a little unnerving when it happens but you realize real quick that nothing is wrong. It feels and sounds like a grenade went off inside your rear axle. Its no big deal though.

    Harley
     
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    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    if your running an auto put it in, if its a manual leave it out. the banging and clunking is far more exagerated with a stick. you need the torque converter to soften the shock load to it.
     
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    I have a 465/205 and detroit in the 14ff, but it is not a daily driver...with that said I have had it "unload" once on me in the last 8 months...
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Thats a good point. I have an auto. I have ridden in a manual trannied K5 and it was much more noticeable. I was thinking about putting a Detroit in my Dodge towrig but I am affraid that with the torque of the CTD and the manual tranny it would be annoying on the street.

    Harley
     
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    SM465 here
     
  14. sandawgk5

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    I have an auto and drive my detroited 14FF on the street quite often and I do not think I have ever experienced the banging some have just the occasional locker sway when getting on the gas after coasting down a hill:D .


    Ira
     
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    465 and a detroit. Bangs occasionally (not often), very unsettling at first. Absolutley bullet-proof. Do it. C'mon, do it. Mine isn't a daily driver.
     
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    465 here. It's not really that big of a deal. You do say "very little use off road truck" and you have a wheeler so why bother. If you want to do the work, than go for it.
     
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    i think my one forseen problem is dragging the blazer to the dunes only to get the burb stuck with the one tire fire in the sand.
     
  18. sweetk30

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    no one said extra wear on tires also from rear being locked all the time. but i dont mind mine much. if i had a real choice next time for snow driving i would go selectable or open only on dd use. the truck loved to go sideways in the rear every time i hit the gas when locked in the rear in the snow.
     
  19. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Thats for sure.

    It also makes it fun in the rain with the detroit.
     
  20. Beast388

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    I hardly notice my Detroit on the street. Only when I get on the gas around a corner does it remind me it's there. I have never had it "unload" or make the loud bang, but I have a LWB and auto tranny.;)
     

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