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locking differential or not?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrcold, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. mrcold

    mrcold Registered Member

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    I am currently looking for axels from a k20 to swap into my Blazer. I was wondering if it makes any diferens if the axels that I swap into have locking differential or not? This will be my dd used only on road.
     
  2. trailblazer86

    trailblazer86 1/2 ton status

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    Now this is a post I want to pay attention to.
    I am in the same boat. There is 3/4 ton driveline sitting under the deck waiting for all the other parts to come together.
    A Detroit locker sure sounds good until I start to hear all the stories about how squirrelly they can get on snowy roads.
    You may just want to go with a limited slip instead of a locker on the road. Of course you could go with a selectable locker such as the ARB
     
  3. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    The rear diff it wont really make huge difference in daily driving. It's not hard to drive on snowy roads with a locking rear, just something you have to get use to. If it's a DD you may not want to have a locking front or at least look into a selectable locker (ARB). Of course if you do have a locker in the front just keep your hubs unlocked while driving on the street
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I agree. My DD has a locker and I wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  5. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    If I remember correctly (from other posts)
    you are only using it as a DD with no off roading.
    So I would find the cheapest ones and take what you get
    Don't worry about lockers , if they are there go for it , if not does it really matter?
    Just my opinion for a street machine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. mrcold

    mrcold Registered Member

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    Thank, just wanted to be sure if it made any deferens or not. Then I will just go for what I can get my dirty little hands on! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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