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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Dogman12, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Dogman12

    Dogman12 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have pros and cons on locker for 14ff? Detriot vs Lockrite. Truck is not a dd but does get driven far to trail heads and my camp.

    Thanks
    Jesse
     
  2. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Most people prefer the Detroit for better durability. I've personally have not seen nor read of anyone breaking a 14b Detroit. I'm sure it's happened but, it's not common.

    I have heard more stories of broken Lockrites.

    There's about $100 difference in price. Basically about $300 vs about $400, the Detroit being the more expensive of the two.

    Personally I'd choose the Detroit.
     
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    sope 1/2 ton status

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    I run Detroits because I trust them more. My only real input is the road maners of a lockright with a standard trans are horrible (personal experience). From what I understand , it's not bad with an auto.
     
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    I've heard of worn out Lockrights, but not Detroits.

    I run a lockright in the front with manual trans, and its fine. Detroit on the way for the rear.
     
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    X2.....
     
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    detroit front and rear here... driven to and fro ..... on the trails...
     
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    I've seen L/R's fail with regularity on well used rigs but the only D/L's that I've seen fail are real hard-core rigs and that is only when the axles snap under extreme throttle.
    I would go with a D/L !

    Tom
     
  8. Dogman12

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    Thanks for the input, going with the detroit. going to order it now.
    Thanks
    Jesse
     

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