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Detroit no-spin vs. Locker

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by monster man, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. monster man

    monster man 1/2 ton status

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    just checking- there is no Detroit "Locker" for the 14 bolt is there, it is called the no-spin? Why is that?
     
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    no-spin locker. It's the model of carrier they make.
     
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    All 14 bolt traction aids are lunch box lockers (except for the ARB). The detroit is called a no-spin.
     
  4. monster man

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    just curious cause on the packaging of my locker it has checkboxes, and there is a boc for truetrac, no-spin, and detroit locker, and no-spin is checked. Just curious how the no-spin is different from there other "lockers"
    :confused: and why it's not a locker on the 14 bolt as well
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I think a truetrac is a limited slip, the detroit locker box is presumably for an entire carrier replacement locker (pretty much all applications except for the 14b) and the no-spin is just the locking mechanism itself that goes inside the carrier. Most companies opt to reuse the factory 14 bolt carrier since it's very beefy and you don't have to reset your gears that way.
     
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    thanks guys, I found this on the Tractech site:

    "Tractech’s locking differentials are the NoSPIN® and Detroit Locker® brands (same product, different market segments)"
     
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    It was explained to me as fallows. Detroit locker is the light duty name for a complete no spin unit (carrier + locker). Most of the medium/heavy duty applications (as well as the 14FF) use the guts of a detroit, or the no-spin part, as a drop in unit.
     

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