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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85k5blzr, Feb 5, 2001.

  1. 85k5blzr

    85k5blzr 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinking about getting Detroit EZ lockers for my rear axle (or would it be better on the front). I was wondering if anybody had heard bad things about them or found anything out from experience? Everything i have seen has said good things.

    85 k5 blazer with an old 305....must have more power! [​IMG]
     
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    Well if you are going to run anything over a 33, then I wouldn't front or rear. If you were never goign to go over a 33, you could probably get away with a Lockrite in the front, but that is it. I would go with either a Detroit or a mini spool in the rear.

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    I have heard the same thing, big tires and/or a heavy throttle foot will kill an EZ Locker quickly. I am sure someone on here has had one survive, but I would go with the Detroit in back at least, since that is the axle that gets abused the most (every day in 2WD!) I have Detroit in rear, ARB up front - LOVE THEM!!
     
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    I had an EZ in the rear. It worked great with 31s. However, it broke on the second trip I made with 35s. I saved about $60 going with the EZ instead of a Lock-Rite. It netted me a 3 hour drive on the front axel. I would say not worth it. The Lock-Rites seem to be good for up to 35s. I now have a full case Detroit and it has performed great under hard use.

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    i plan on staying with 32's, what type would be good to get, and front or rear?

    85 k5 blazer with an old 305....must have more power! [​IMG]
     
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    If you're not going to regear put a Lock-Rite in the rear. If you are get a Detroit. If you lock the front install new Spicer u-joints and carry spare shafts.

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    i hear that they can make driving on roads difficult when put on the rear...any truth to that? People have told me that the front is the best place but makes tight turns difficult in 4wd.

    85 k5 blazer with an old 305....must have more power! [​IMG]
     
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    I used to hear that, too. Mostly from people who never had them. It might be true in a Jeep or Sammy, but with the weight and wheelbase of a Blazer it doesn't have much effect. You will have to compensate for it and rember it is back there, but it is not that big of a deal. Even if it is a daily drive, and mine is, I would lock the rear, I have. I am going to put a Lock-Rite up front after I beef things up, a little.

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