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got my detroit in

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudhog, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    well i got my rear detroit in today so im going to go to tsf and give everything a good workout this sunday[​IMG] cant wait to try all my new toys[​IMG]

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  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Was that in the rear 14bolt? If so, how hard was it. I have heard it is not hard just want to know from someone who has done it. Thanks

    Harley

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas. <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albuo73>My K5</a>
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Check this link...<a target="_blank" href=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/tech/detroit/> Detroit install</a>

    Rene

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  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Cool! You'll enjoy the sooper dooper traction action! [​IMG]

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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Harry, i can see 'technical writer' in your future...[​IMG]

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    The hardest part of installing a Detroit Locker in a 14-bolt FF is hanging onto that 50-lb chunk of slimy steel once you drop out the diff. [​IMG] It's slippery, heavy and awkward to hang onto. Other than that it's a piece of cake! [​IMG]

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  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    LOL!!! [​IMG]

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  8. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    Oh boy.... are you ever going to enjoy that new addition [​IMG]

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    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    I think Shannon in a past life worked in a NASCAR pit crew. He couldnt have spent more than 2 hours doing it. I took one look at my ez locker for my 12 bolt and said" ok a shop is going to do this."

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes it was in the rear and in a 14ff it was easy to do just follow the directions in the link rene posted they are awesome directions and also as harryh3 said that is about the hardest part very slipery and very heavy lol

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    I'd recomend a good size piece of plywood under the diff when you're working on it. If you do drop the carrier it will land on the plywood instead of concrete.

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  12. Hossbaby50

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    Thanks for the info all. I just got my 14bff, so I think I might have it welded first to save $, but I think I might change it to a Detroit after I get some $. I am going to have it welded like the article in the tech area, so I can just throw in a Detroit later. I can wait to get the 14bff under my truck.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas. <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albuo73>My K5</a>
     
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    Please let us know what you think. I'm thinking about a detroit,but I'm concerned about it's road manners, especially on snow and ice.

    87 V1500 305 TBI 208/465 4" 35"procomp mt Dana 44/12 bolt
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    well i got to go out and test it today and it did awesome as far as road maners it takes a little getting used to but once you drive it for a few you know what it is going to do and i hardley even know it is there now and iv only been driving it for 2 days now/forums/images/icons/smile.gif but ill tell you what you sure know it is there when you need it/forums/images/icons/smile.gif when i was out today i went up in the snow and it did great if i got on it it would kick sideways but other than that it was all good/forums/images/icons/smile.gif if you want my opinion get one you wont regreat it/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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