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ARB for corp 14/ 10.5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FLY_N_HY, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. FLY_N_HY

    FLY_N_HY Registered Member

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    Does anyone know when ARB is going to make a locker for the Corp 14 rear/10.5 ???? I have been waiting since 92' and the closest thing to come out is for a little 9.75 R&P or some poop! They need to speed it up....or am I the only one that wants this product ?
     
  2. morphed86k10

    morphed86k10 1/2 ton status

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    I'd love one, but I'll put up with a detroit until then.
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I've talked with ARB reps at shows and their answer for the last 10 years or so has always been "look for it next year". I got tired of waiting a long time ago and installed a Detroit Locker. [​IMG]

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  4. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The design for the 14 bolt ARB is very similar to the 9" ARB, and they just finished some bugs with that locker, so that should let them proceed with the 14FF. They also had to re-engineer the ford 8.8 and GM 10 and 12 bolt lockers before the 14 FF, so it should be getting closer.
    The best news is that the 14FF is still alive as an OEM axle, so they still have some incentive to build a locker for it.
    I'm a detroit fan for the 14FF anyway. I like knowing that when I push on the gas, both tires will spin. I like the ARB for the front since it makes steering and handling much easier along with still having a full lock up when needed, but for the rear, handling is OK with me with a Detroit.

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  5. 502Burban

    502Burban 1/2 ton status

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    Stephen,

    How on the on-road manners with the Detroit in the 14FF? I've been reluctant to replace my Gov-Loc with the Detroit, even though I know the Gov-Loc is weak. This is because I had a Detroit in a J**p CJ5, once, and it was pretty terrifying on the road. I'm guessing that the extra weight and wheelbase of the K5s and Suburbans might make the Detroit a bit more smooth.

    TIA for any feedback you can share,

    Robb
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  6. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    502Burban,

    I have the Detroit in my 14ff, it doesn't really create any bad handling characteristics. Like you, I have a 68 CJ5 with a Detroit in the rear also...the Jeep is kinda scary on the highway, does the ol' "lane change maneuver" when getting in and out of the gas, and clunks around the corners, etc...but the Blazer with the extra weight makes those pretty much go away. Once in a while it will remind you it's back there if you get on the gas hard or let off quickly at speed, but nothing like the short wheelbase Jeep! You will get the chirping around the corner if you keep your foot on the throttle, but if you coast around the corner you will not chirp...

    I also have the ARB up front, and like Stephen says, it is a great front locker, but I like the fact of knowing that my rear is always ready to go!! Just my .02!!

    Keith
     
  7. 502Burban

    502Burban 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Keith --

    Thanks for the input on the Detroit. I was hoping for that answer! I just know that the Gov-Loc won't stand up to the 502 in the long run, but was leery about the "lane change maneuver", as you so aptly call it. My wife used to love to drive the CJ5, as it had the 304V8 and a 4-speed. Big fun, but she wouldn't touch it after the Detroit install. And I didn't really want to either. It was great off-road, but dangerous on.

    Thanks again for the help!

    Robb
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  8. POWERMAD

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    If you have a gov-loc in it and you are wanting to go to a detroit I belive that you will have to get an open carrier for it.


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  9. 502Burban

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    Yeah, I had already come across that bad news.[​IMG] But, thanks for the heads-up. [​IMG]

    Take care,

    Robb
    '73 GMC Suburban - 502DFI
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