Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lifted95z71, Aug 7, 2002.
whats everyone favorite drop in locker for a dana 44?
None of the drop-in lockers seem to be as durable as a Detroit Locker. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
I agree, I put in a detroit and LOVE IT!!!
I'm "dropping" in a detroit no-spin for my 14FF /forums/images/icons/wink.gif but if you really want something else that uses the original carrier I think the lock rite is the overall choice...
Does this mean that nobody likes the ARB Lockers?
<font color="green"> Since when is the ARB a drop in? It replaces the whole carrier, just like a Detroit (in a D44 that is). I beleive that he is asking for the tyoe of locker that replaces just the spider gears, such as the Lock-rite.
Personally I don't feel that the D44 case is strong enough to handle a locker of this type in a full sized truck. Small rigs are fine with them, but fullsizes, especially with big tires, are just too much for them to handle reliably. </font color>
How about a lock-right in a D60 front? anyone?
Drop in locker would be the Lock-rite, for a full case locker go Detroit (assuming one is available for the 44) or if $$ is not an issue go with an ARB as it should help keep the 44 alive longer (maybe). Then again if $$ is no object, go with a D60 w/lock-rite or detroit. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
I have heard the lock-rites aren't as durable in the C10/D44 as they are in the 14FF/D60's, but I have no personal experience other than the one in my 14FF living though lots of abuse.
I put a lock right in my 10 bolt rear 1st locker ive had
traction was amasing but i dont trailer this thing around
and with any locker and a manuel trans the street
drive abilaty is horable chirping racking under steer
once turning sharp in a parking lot in front of abunch
of ford guys i looked like a 12year old learning to drive a clutch the imbarasment was more than i could indure
itook it out and put it in the front both 30spline 10 bolts
works great so far and can install it in less time than it takes to put oil back in have since put a sf14 in rear
and its open mayebe an ARB some day
please excuse my ramblings /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
90 JIMMY CAN TURN ON A DIME WITHOUT A CHIRP.
If you are going to do any trails that require tight manuvering, which is pretty much anything in a full-size /forums/images/icons/smile.gif, a front locker can be a pain in the arse. Of course you can always unlock a hub, but that can be a pain too. I know I'll probably get flamed on this /forums/images/icons/smile.gif, but I've always liked an Eaton limited slip posi up front. Contrary to popular belief, they actually work pretty well in limited or no traction (wheel in the air) situations and you won't have the breakage risk and driveability problems of a front locker. But they're not a drop in option either.
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