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Locker For a 14 bolt FF

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, May 14, 2002.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Who makes the best locker for the 14 bolt FF ???? I was planning on getting the Detroit.
     
  2. Rebel88

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    detroit...nuff said

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  3. Sandman

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    Get the detroit
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Ditto on the others. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  5. m j

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    I think <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mylincolnelectric.com/Catalog/home.asp>Lincoln</a> makes one.
     
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    that means weld it right? ........
     
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    Yep welding it up, cheap and very effective.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    go with the detroit /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Sounds like the DETROIT is the locker of choice. I don't mind spending money on my Blazer for the better parts. I just wish I had the money to get everything right now. Gotta hate living on a budjet !!!! Summer is rapidly approching, and I wanta get off the roads !!!
     
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    Depends... do you want to drive on snowy and icy roads? If you do I would go with a welded rear. Cheap and locked. Won't lock and unlock like the detriot and is much stable in snow and ice. I had a detroit in my old ford in the rear and it was a scary ride in just 2wd if it was a tad slick. 4wd with an open front was ok, but still at times caused some kickouts. Some guys said a while back that a Detroit tru-trax worked well in snow an ice... alot better then a detroit and still decent off-road. I plan to weld mine... never gonna do a detroit again for a truck that sees snow and ice
     
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    Detroit!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. m j

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    tru trac = expensive open dif
     
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    If you're going to weld the gears, do it right and put a spool in there. Welds can break a spool won't.
     
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    I say Detroit.I drive my truck every day and rarely do I notice it on the street.And offroad its nice to be 100% locked when ya need it.

    I know 2 people that have welded diffs in their daily drivers and they go through rear tires quick.The most they can get out of a pair of tires is about 6 -8 months.
     
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    were is the cheapest place to buy one from? a detroit that is.
     
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    I think Randys Ring&amp;Pinion had them a while back for around $300.
     
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    drivetrain direct sold me mine for 309$

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    if a real spool were offered I would recommend it,
    but spools are usually offered only for car rearends that are favoured by dragracers
    the 14FF is not one of them
    lately there has been a few 4x4 specific spools produced, toyota is one i think.
    welding, like Lara's tech article, is fairly fool proof as the weld is simply acting as a wedge. very unlikely to break
     

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