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need locker info!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigredblazer, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. bigredblazer

    bigredblazer 1/2 ton status

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    I'm planning on installing a Detroit locker soon, has anyone had handling problems with them? Does anyone know if someone makes a spool for a 14 bolt? Thanks for any info! Jon
     
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    Check out the current issue of 4 Wheel & Off-road. There is an infomative article on these in it

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    "A bird in the hand is worth three Kleenex."
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    I recently got a Detroit.I had worries of tire wear ,banging,and ratcheting sounds around corners but I wanted 100% lock up off road.It doesnt matter if one of the rear tires is off the ground both will still get power.If you are easy on the gas or coast around a corner you never know its there.Gas it durring a turn and it will chirp the tires.Now that I have one I would never have anything else.

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    thanks for the feedback ! I'm pretty sure no one makes a spool for theese rearends, but it doesn't hurt to ask. I guess the Detroit is like any other mod you do, you just have to adjust. Thanks again. Jon
     
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    I saw a post somewhere a while back stating that Cone Industries is making a spool for a 14 bolt. http://www.coneindustries.com/

    All they have listed is for 40 Spline axles. I do not know if Moser, Dutchman, etc... could produce 40's for them, but they must be getting them somewhere. Did not mention price either. I just figured if I really wanted to be Locked all the time, I would fire up the Hobart to my POS Gov-loc carrier. Too bad Detroit did not make a retrofit for the Gov-Loc. Since the Gov is so easy to toast.
     
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    Ooopppssssssssssss. Just looked at the site again, and they make them for 46 spline, not 40.
     
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    It takes about 5 min to get used to it. That would be 5 min of each type of driving-city, mud, rocks, hiway, ect. No worries, you will love it. At least I do.

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