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detroit locker

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by digity, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. digity

    digity 1/2 ton status

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    What's the difference between a detroit locker and a detroit truetrac? I assume the locker is just that but the truetrac, is that a limited slip? Also just got my ff14bolt back 4:56gears and detroit locker. I took the cover off and it looks the same to me. I know how to check the ratio but how bout the locker? :crazy:
     
  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    check and see if you can see the spider gears in the little holes that are in the carrier, if you see smooth shiny metal there is a detroit in there.
     
  3. Hossbaby50

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    A truetrac is a limited slip and a no slip is a locker. Pick one rear tire up off the ground with 1 tire on the ground. Put the truck in neutral (not running) and spin the tire in the air. If it spins with force then it is a limited slip. If it locks up and wont spin it is a locker.

    A tight limited slip may not slip either but even then it will usually slip. A lockered axle may spin for a little bit then lockup and will stop spinning. Detroits lockers, especially in 14bff can have a decent amount of freespin before they lock together.

    Harley
     

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