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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by hd-10, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. hd-10

    hd-10 1/2 ton status

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    i was woundering what a good locker would be for a 14b 3/4T rearend as for as price wise and reliability. or let me know any pros and con that you might have came across. i am thinking about an eaton locker? but what to get it right the first time. thanks for the help
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Detroit /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif If you are talking about a 14 bolt full floater then there are not very many options out there. Pro's-LOCKED.
    Con's-few driveability quirks no big deal you get used to coasting through corners /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    MTBLAZER hit the nail on the head.
     
  4. hd-10

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    thanks for the input guys one more thing is there a differance in the detroit and eaton besides the price?
     
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    yes, the detroit will fit inside your open carrier and the eaton will fit in your front end only since it's not made for a 14 bolt full floating axle /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yes, the detroit will fit inside your open carrier and the eaton will fit in your front end only since it's not made for a 14 bolt full floating axle /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    The do make Eatons for the FF now. It has the carbon clutches!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Ah yes, I do remember that now. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  8. hd-10

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    thanks again guys for the help one more question it is a gm 9.5" from what i was told i'm not shure but is that still the ff or does it have to be the 10.5" i'm not shure about this one if you could help me with the confusion that would be great. thanks again.
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    9.5 is the semi floater /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have the 9.5 semi-floater. Detroit is still the only way to go /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    FYI if u can pull the axle out w/out removing the tire it is a full float. if it is made like a 1/2 ton it is a semiflaot.

    the full float has the large bearing hub that sticks through the wheel the semi doesn't
     
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    There is no other locker than the Detroit. Well, there is, you just cant buy any other locker than a Detroit. See what I mean? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    -Harrison
     
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    thanks for the help it looks to be a semi whisch means it is a 9.5 thanks for the help. also i asked in ord forum does anyone make a spool for that rearend?
     
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    Since you have the 9.5", why not consider the selectable lockers??

    e-Locker would be sweet if you want good street manners and a fully locker rear for offroad. If they ever make one (like they promised) for the 10.5" 14BFF that's what I'd want....

    I think the 9.5" rear has a few other "selectable" options too.....maybe ARB, or OX, or Electrac? I forget the specifics, but any 4WPW ad will show the details in their little "locker chart"..
     
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    thanks for the knowledge i got another question. do they make a spool for the 9.5??
     

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