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Detoit vs. spool

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MUD JUNKIE, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    I cant make up my mind between a detroit or a spool.i've heard all kinds of weird things about detroits and how they handle on the road,thats why a spool sounds alot better,because theres no locking/unlocking wave in cornering.i do alot of trails,off camber sand hills, mud and do alot of driving on road.i need more traction,other than this one tire fire.oh,its a 14bff
     
  2. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    do they even offer a spool for this axle???i just thought about that.i've heard loc-rights dont handle alot of abuse.what other opitons do i have??
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    spool= faster tire wear if your going to spool it why not just weld the gears? i dont regreat geting a detroit for mine at all /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Weld it and put the locker in the front.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    They don't make a spool for a 14 bolt ff. They do make a mini-spool but it'd be a waste of money.

    Either weld it or Detroit it. If you do a lot of road driving, I'd Detroit it.
     
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    trailblazer87 1/2 ton status

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    Go with a detroit, or something similar. The detroit is what I consider to be my best upgrade.
     
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    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    how streetable is the detroit? will this give me 100% lock up??
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i have a detroit in mine and its a daily driver and is fine on the street just learn how it reacts and you will be fine and yes it is 100% locked up /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Yeah, the Detroit is recomended. It doesnt act wierd all the time, you just notice it every once in awhile. I have it in my daily driver as well, aside from noticeable difference in tire wear, you wont get better a traction device.
     

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