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Lock right in a Dana 60?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DERBINATOR, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. DERBINATOR

    DERBINATOR 1/2 ton status

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    Finally got a chevy dana 60 frontend. Strated pricing lockers and am leaning toward a lock right. found an ad for $330 to my door and I am comfortable installing one myself.Now here is my problem. Will a lock right be a waste of money and I should head straight for a detroit? Drawbacks are the detroit is $500+ and I'm not sure about installing myself so I'd have that added cost. So what do you guys think?
     
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    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    yes detriots are stronger but how many post have you seen that say busted lockright? those things have been tested all over the world and have been crawled over the meanest rocks and kept on tickin. If your gonna be smoking the tires on gnarly rocks and spin em up in the air while you jump it then go for the detroit but lockrites will hold up to about everything you can throw at em for 200 bucks cheaper. hell if your gonna spend 500 bucks on a detroit and installation you mide as well pick up a selectable for 600 instead.
     
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    who sells an ARB for $600? I've seen blown Detroits so everything breaks.
     
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    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    i've seen arbs for around 630 in magazines and some electrics in petersons four wheeler ads for 6 something but you still have to pay for shipping.
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Baddog broke his D60 lockright.

    My buddy Matt runs 37's with his D60 & lockright and sofar so good for the last year on some good healthy trails. I personally run a 10 bolt lockright with 35's and have had no problems with it.

    Harley
     
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    Thanks for the reassurance. I'm going to go ahead and try the lock right. Does the $330 amount sound about right for one? I was running a lock right in my d44 front and broke alot of axles but the locker never failed.
     
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    330 isn't bad but i heard somebody on here got one a jegs for 200 without shipping. that would be around 275 or so to your door.


    what size tires where you running with the d44's? did you have stock shafts or cromos?
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Seems like some are better than others. Mine just went "poof" and stripped all the teeth off after a couple dozen trips at most (don't recall exactly). And it never had a broke shaft or hard shock load At that point, I would have been better off with an open front since it was not pulling from either side, just like a 2WD. And I carefully set mine up to the indicated tollerances, slightly on the tight side, but well in the range. Several others have suffered broken lockrites as well. But then again, a budy of mine has wheeled his F250 on 42" TSLs for years and had no problems. But I'll never recommend one again... In fact, based on other failures, I would actively recommend agains anything larger than 37" tires or on anything that is used hard. Just not worth the trouble. Cost of that one ruined trip could easily have offset the extra cost of a Detroit and setup.
     
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    Pop, pop, pop, pop...#*%#@!!!

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    Go for it I say. Mines held up to 38.5s and doubler for a long time now..

    Edit: Upon reading BadDog's post...hmmm... We shall see how long it now lasts with 42s
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    A buddy of mine wasted one in an AMC 20 Jeep axle under the rear of a bone freakin' stock CJ7 with 31's and a 258 inline six. :confused:
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Hey Rene, didn't know you were recording that! :eek: :haha:
     
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    Fond memories of Pritchett...

    At least you went home with a Detroit. :waytogo:

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    I have 38.5 tsl sx's and stock shafts. I got by pretty well with the d44 until I locked it. Then I put the hurt on used d44 shafts around here.

    Well sounds like it could go either way with the lock right.
     
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    i run mine w/ 42's and had absolutly no problem.
     
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    i havent had any trouble with mine yet...been in there for about a year now...many hard wheeling trips...spinning on rocks,hoppin the front....had 38s for awhile now have 39.5 boggers...still okay:D
     
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    I have one with 38.5 TSLs. No problems to date. If I change gears I'll put in a Detroit.
     

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