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Lock-Right and Hub Fuses

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Rob 85K5, May 31, 2005.

  1. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I know you're not suppose to use hub fuses with a detroit locker because if the fuse lets go it trashes the locker.

    Does anyone know if this is the same for the lock-right?
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I would ASSUME the reccomendation is the same . I got some , then got skeered and traded them for some rims .

    What I don't understand is how it ruins a locker . I thought if a hub fuse blows , that axle is still moving , just nothing making it to the locking hub , like a tire in tha air . Just don't make sense , both axles turn the same speed , under load or not :dunno:
     
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    tarussell 1/2 ton status

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    Don't do it Rob !!!
    The L/R can't handle the sudden shock of that axle being free'd up and bad things will happen to your new parts.
    Tom
     
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    I don't know about the lock-right, but the No-slip can handle a broken shaft. I have one in my 10-bolt and it survived a broken shaft just fine. I also called Powertrax and spoke with one of the tech. support guys about this, he claimed that in most cases the locker will survive a shaft failure.
     
  5. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'll have to put the old gears back in.

    BTW, it appears I have a Detroit EZ Locker, and not a lock-right, not that there is any difference. I was just calling it what the previous owner called it.
    Found out ordering the service kit for new pins and springs.
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    There is a difference, EZ-lockers suck, I have heard of almost everyone who had one have some type of problem with them. Get a lockright and dont look back.
     
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    :confused: :confused:
     
  8. pauly383

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    Jay :

    That and I couldn't afford a front locker to try them , 20 bucks says you will be fine considering how often my old Ez Crocker rear popped hard in 9 months at speed on the street with over 5000 pounds ;)
     
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    It still shock loads the locker. It goes from having a bunch of torque on it, to all of a sudden nothing. Its just like breaking a shaft, only it takes a little less torque to do it.. You really shouldnt run them with any true automatic locker.

    I personally hate hub fuses, but thats just me and my opinion.
     
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    hub fuses are retarded. Why build beef then install a purposefuly weak link?
     
  11. Hossbaby50

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    If you are running hub fuses it means you have a 1/2 ton front axle. This means that no matter how much you "beef" it up it is still not bulletproof. You use hub fuses for 2 reasons.

    #1: They are alot cheaper then the other axle components like lockers, shafts, ujoints, etc.
    #2: Replacing a hub fuse is alot quicker and easier then trying to replace an axleshaft. Or if you break a locker or ring and pinion you are toast. No 4WD. Have fun getting of the trail with no 4WD.

    Harley
     

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