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Locker or Posi?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zcarczar, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    As some of you know i blew up my 10 bolt, I have a 9.5" 14 bolt sitting at the shop at work waiting to be rebuilt, I want to put a Detriot in it, but Ive heard from many people that it gives you a lot of wierd handling characteristics. I can get a Gov-Loc /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif for it for really cheap, or I may be able to get OEM electric locker like in the H2. This would be for my daily driver and I drive in the mountains a lot, and will probably do a lot of driving in the snow to go snowboarding. What do you guys recommend?
    Thanks
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    go withe detroit and forget about it the onroad handling is not bad you get used to it within a few days /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif as for the snow just keep the tires from breaking lose all the time and you will be fine /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif i drive a good amount in the snow and dont have any problems with mine /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  3. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I agree with mudhog. You get used to the detroit real fast. Thats what I would go with.
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Someone just posted that the Eaton E-Locker is available now for the 14-bolt single floater. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif That would give you the best of both worlds. No handling quirks in normal driving, with the traction of a spool when you push the button. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif However, it remains to be seen if the E-Locker will have the durability of an anvil, which the Detroit Locker is famous for. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    heck, the e-locker is expensive! Though I have considered doing an e-locker in the front. I have a eaton posi in the rear, works pretty darn well. Except when the truck is stuck to the frame in mud/sand. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    the detroit handling rumors come from Heep guys.

    WIth a rig as light and wimpy as a 1/4 ton heep on D30's, a detriot does make it a bit more interesting.

    With a 5000 pound pig of a K5, it is minimal. it is a slight sway in the rear as it engages, disengages.

    As long as you don't think you are a F1 racer in a K5, you'll be fine. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey guys, look who's <font color="orange"> orange </font color>!!! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The E-locker isn't terribly expensive when compared to the cost of a full case Detroit Locker. The 14-bolt SF doesn't take a drop-in version like the FF does. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif The full case DL's run $450 to $550. At that point, a couple hundred extra isn't that big of a deal. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    the detroit handling rumors come from Heep guys.

    [/ QUOTE ] And from K5 guys that have some serious stones under the hood. If I jump on the loud pedal of the TPI 383 that's under the hood of my K5, I have to turn the steering wheel to the right in order to stay in my lane. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif If you're not ready for it, then you end up staring at oncoming traffic. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif It leaves no doubt that it's back there...
     
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    I dont really know what diff to get now, I was really wanting the detriot because I wont have to worry about it letting me down, but I dont really want to get the quirky handling that comes with it. I checked and i cannot get the factory hummer locker for mine, but I can get a Gov-Loc for $390.74 that is brand new and gaurunteed(sp?) for 12 months. But the detriot is $520 and I dont know if it has a warranty. Decisions decisions.
     
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    With a stock engine, the Detroit Locker isn't that noticeable. If I had to choose between the Gov-Loc and the DL, the DL would win hands down. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif The DL is probably the most reliable locker ever made. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes detroits have a warrentey i beleve life time /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I do not know the price but ARB is available for the 14 SF /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  14. Kamots

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    Dont forget the Ox-Locker, no need for onboard air. Just another option to think about. When my K5 is finished it will have dual Ox's. Peace...

    Kamots
     
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    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color="blue">My 14 bolt came with a gov-loc and I blew it up so I put a detroit in one day and I like it better
     
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    as for the snow just keep the tires from breaking lose all the time and you will be fine

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Mudhog... what's this mean?
     
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    I talked to the e-locker people yesterday trying to get some jobber prices, and they said give it a month or two and then they will have a few different models available.
     
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    My future plans include a Detroit locker out back, and an ARB air locker for up front. I think that combo will work good together. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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