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lock right owneers read please

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by misfit, May 9, 2001.

  1. misfit

    misfit 1/2 ton status

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    im thinking of going with a lock right in my front 44. has anyone broken one? what size tires are ya running? huge difference in turning capability?
     
  2. bigdaddy89

    bigdaddy89 1/2 ton status

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    I have one in my 10 bolt and have had no problems running 35x14.50's. You will break something else in the frontend before you break the lockright, from what the lockright reps told me in a seminar.

    GOT ROCKS?
     
  3. Big_Ugly_Diesel

    Big_Ugly_Diesel Registered Member

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    I have ran the Detroit e-z locker (similar to lock-right) in Dana 44's on a Scout with 33in tires and have rounded the teeth on two of them. I dont believe these or a lock right is the right choice for serious four wheelin. Also lock right and Detroit say they are only warrentied up to a 32in tire. Now I run mini spools and no problem and they are also cheaper. $109 for a dana 44.
     
  4. keith

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    I'm with bigdaddy89. I also run the lock right in my 10 bolt and have had no problems. As for turning I have the crossover. But before crossover it was hard to turn on the trail. Steven Watson told me he had run lock rights front and rear for nearly 2 years with out a problem. I run 35 and he did too.

    79 Blazer 6"lift 35's locked/4:56 <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.keith.coloradok5.com>http://www.keith.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  5. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    B U D, the Lock-Rites seen to hold up a lot better than the EZs. I don't know why but even in small, light weight trucks like my buddy's CJ-5 w/ 32s the EZs don't last.

    Jim '80 GMC
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  6. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    a friend of mine has one in his 81 bronco front dana 44 he is running 38.5x15.5x15in tires and he shaterd his but he also wheel's fairly hard it also took 2 years of hard wheeling to do it

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  7. RaisedK5

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    I just put one in the front of my truck before the last trip, im running 36s it worked real well, but man, what a difference in steering, hmm how do i put it........ a front locker is a bitch to steer on a tight trail, ask the guys that were in back of me on Los Coyotes, i had to make some 8 point turns, and i would strongly suggest a steering cooler, im gonna get one. Oh and definitely the steering box brace.

    RaisedK5

    "Friends don't let friends drive Fords"
     
  8. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Big Ugly Deisel: Where are mini-spools sold for D44's for that cheap? Please tell me cause I'll buy one immediately. I cant afford a locker right now but a spool I can definitely afford.
     

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