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detroit locker

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by arq, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    are detroit soft lockers good???

    I am tired of the lincoln locker eating my tires when i drive on the streets. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    That sounds like a normal detroit, but quieter. If you have an automatic transmission the detroit is gonna stay locked up most the time and act a lot like a spool. You will still eat your tires and not be much better off over your current setup.
     
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    My detroit made my truck so much more drivable it wasn't believable. I don't know why I had my welded rear so long. I have an auto with 37's it is a DD and I only notice the locker when I get on it.
     
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    I am interested in the quality of the detroit?? good, bad, ok????

    i did have a lockrite on a 12bolt before running auto. I didn't notice that one locking up as i turned unless i hit it while turning. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif i thought that was the purpose of a locker engage/disengage.
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  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Soft locker is good, much less banging than the old Detroit and drivability is much better than welded.

    Even the old school detroit I run is 10 times nicer to drive on the street than welded was...and easier on my tires.

    Rene
     
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    I don't notice any significant noise in my regualr old detroit locker in my 14b /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Maybe thats cuz of my loud *ss 38" TSLs and flowmaster exhaust /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Try a diesel with 39.5" TSL's...

    It's not so much a noise as it is a bang every once in a while (once a week at most)

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    I love it when I hear the Detroit talk to me. I don't mind the tire issue because it only gets about 3000 a year put on it.
     
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    the reason i am interested is cause i only got like 10k miles out of my mtr's. the front ones still have half the thread. i rotated them often untill i noticed that the welded diff was eating my tires. i even ran it in front wheel drive for a while.

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    Same problem I had. I got about 8000 on my MTR's then I got the detroit and I have at least 12000 on them and they are still at 75% tread.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    the reason i am interested is cause i only got like 10k miles out of my mtr's. the front ones still have half the thread. i rotated them often untill i noticed that the welded diff was eating my tires. i even ran it in front wheel drive for a while.

    ARQ.

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    I have about 4K on my MTR's and they have about 95% left.
     

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