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help me decide on a locker (yes- beating a dead horse)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mike reeh, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

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    rebuilding my broke dana 44 8lug and im wondering if I should really pay twice as much for a detroit locker when I can get a lockright WITH gears for less? Help me decide guys....

    mike
     
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    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    Got a lock-rite in my front 10b, and it works for me...
     
  3. pauly383

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    If mine works full time in the rear of a full bodied truck , a part time front should be no problem ( maybe a shaft or two snaps though occasionally :wink1: ). Ya put maybe 500 miles a year on a part time front if ya wheel a lot :D
     
  4. mike reeh

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    hmm... well I guess my open diff carrier is still good but I shredded all the innards for it... maybe I *WILL* go w/ a lockright. detroit sounds good but I guess when you're not made of money, sometimes you have to sacrifice. The lockright is made by richmond, should I go w/ richmond gears? Been a long time since I messed with R&P gears and there are a lot of makers out now!

    any names I should stay away from or that you guys recommend? Tempting to go w/ richmond gears w/ my richmond locker...........................

    thanks
    mike
     
  5. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

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    welp- just to let those 3 of you that are following this thread know, I went with a detroit locker and yukon R&P and a yukon install kit.... Ill be putting it together this weekend and/or following week and Ill let you know how it goes :) So Ill be locked front & rear now...

    mike
     
  6. 79chevyk10

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    Excellent choice my friend. You read my mind.
     

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