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Front locker?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by snowtoy, May 10, 2002.

  1. snowtoy

    snowtoy Registered Member

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    I want a locker in front on my trail rig. It have a welded rear and is only driven on trail. Who is a truck with auto locker to drive in sharp turns. Do alot of copetition so a have to go 4wd all the time and some times very sharp turns.
    check out:
    http://www.arendaloffroadklubb.com/bilder0605.htm
    and
    http://www.eurotrial.no/
    My offroad club and pics of last copetition.
     
  2. deothrwhtmt

    deothrwhtmt Registered Member

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    ARB is selectable. You an stay on if you want and turn it off when you dont need a full locker.......good for turns.
     
  3. NITRO

    NITRO 1/2 ton status

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    I would say go for it. put in an ARB air locker. Good luck

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  4. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    there is always a discussion between ARB and Detroit guys in regards to front axle use.
    I lean to the detroit guys side
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sierrarockcrawlers.com/yabbse/>http://www.sierrarockcrawlers.com/yabbse/</a> several of the gents on this board run front detroit
     
  5. NITRO

    NITRO 1/2 ton status

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    ok, then go for a detroit /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    NITRO
     
  6. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Just weld the front as well. Then use proportion valves inline to your brakes. This will lock each/seperate wheel or at least slow down the pivoting wheel. You can get away with everything you want. I stand behind the detroit, when its in the REAR.
     
  7. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    if the axle is spooled proportional brakes dont work at all.
    something about a solid link existing between the 2 tires....
    RedDwarf runs lockrites front n rear, essentially the same, with good results.
     
  8. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    I run a Detroit front and rear. I think the 'Detroit's don't turn' is either a stretch or a theory - I'm here to tell you I have had NO problem turning on a trail - in sand UNDER power (and I mean power) it didn't want to turn tight, but pulling off the gas got it going where I wanted. When we ran TSF in March, with mud/snow/muck it went exactly where I wanted it to go. I absolutely love my Detroit - reliability and positive traction when you want it, no questions asked.
     
  9. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    If you twin stick your TC, then put it in Front wheel drive only and pull the steering brake on the rear side you want to go.
     
  10. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    if the rear is spooled it doesnt matter which side you brake on,
     
  11. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I am definitely going to find a detroit for my front axle to try
     

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