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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by purple76pearl, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. purple76pearl

    purple76pearl 1/2 ton status

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    lockers, lock rite, detroit, air locker
    whats the best
     
  2. Goober

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    For the rear axle:

    <ul type="square"> [*]ARB Airlocker [*]Detroit Locker [*]Lockrite

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    For the front axle:

    <ul type="square"> [*]ARB Airlocker [*]Limited slip [/list]
    Locking diffs in the front can be a pain in the butt.
     
  3. milspecjimmy

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    speaking of lockers, whats out there for a 14b sf?
     
  4. Goober

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    There are lots of lockers for the 14bsf axle.

    ARB Part # RD40

    Detroit Locker Part # 225C-135A

    Loc-rite is available but I'm not sure of the part #.



    Problem is that they are MUCH more expensive than other sizes.
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  5. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Good one. Just depends on what your doing I guess.
     
  6. txbartman

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    I think knowing what kind of off-roading you plan to do, what kind of axles you have, and what kind of budget you have are best known before recommendations can be made.

    I can't speak for all kinds, but I can speak for a couple. I run full Detroit lockers front and rear. I have been VERY pleased. Lockers are one of the single best improvements I have made to my truck. Lockers help me to break less on the trail as I can take things slowly under control that others have to power through with momentum. A full Detroit in the front does hamper steering, but it is something youcan learn to work with. If you are running mud or straight runs, it won't bother you at all.

    ARBs are a great concept, but I have seen enough of them be more of a PITA than an aid. I have a friend that has been a wheeler much longer than I. They have more 4x4s than I can count on one hand (almost). They ran ARBs. They constantly have problems with either the air lines, the compressors, the seals, just about everything. They spend more time fighting their locker than wheeling these days.

    Depending on your axle, you might want to go with a mechanical selectable locker like an Ox or the up-coming Eaton e-Locker.
     
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    A Detroit Locker for a 14 Bolt FF is only like $300.00 . I'd go ARB air locker up front. But thats just my opinion. Other people may have different opinions.
     
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    I am running ARB in my front D60 and detroit in my rear ff14b and I like this set up. allthough I have never had a problem with my ARB I like the security of the rear detroit and the drivability of the frount ARB.
     
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    did some one say SPOOL?
     

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