Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Lockright behavior when turning

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcamacho, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WA
    :doah:
    I finished installing the 1955 model in my 14Bff last week. It locks up great under power. Around corners it will unlock around corners with some slight throttle pressure. However at low speed without throttle, it will stay locked and thrash a bit between the internal coupler lash range. From the manual it appears that this is normal behavior and just requires some adjustments in driving style.

    Confirm +/-?
     
  2. josh86k10

    josh86k10 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2005
    Posts:
    423
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Knoxville, TN
    Mine will pop and carry on at low speed around corners so violently it'll make you think you broke something every now and then. Figured it was just a characteristic of a cheap locker. Still works good after a year or so, so I guess that's just the way it is. If it ever does go out, I'll buy a detroit next time... if it ever goes out being the most important part of that sentence.
     
  3. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WA
    Thanks for the affirmation.
    I'll just power through turns and try not to mow down any pedestrians.
    ;)
     
  4. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Posts:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, CA
    peds on a trail or the rocks?
     
  5. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WA
    ;)
    Still a dual purpose rig. It still sees a decent amount of street usage.
     
  6. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Posts:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, CA
    OK, I gotta ask, LockRite in the front or the rear?
     
  7. atho

    atho 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Posts:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wayne County, Ohio
    I am gonna go out on a limb here and assume that he doesn't have a 14Bff front axle . . . :wink1:
     
  8. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Posts:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hollister, CA
    :doah:
    Mine works fine around corners...If I get on it I get a chirp, but I cant hear or feal anything. Maybe Im just used to lockers. Ive had detroit's and lock-rights in a few different vehicles.
     
  9. micah

    micah 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Posts:
    374
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    off the gas and you have compression braking which, while not as much, is also transfering torque through the axle (from the tires forcing it to spin). yep, it will want to stay locked unless you lightly give it some pedal. Enjoy the new traction :D


    Micah
     

Share This Page