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Poll: Detroit or Lockright locker?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RockinChevy, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. RockinChevy

    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Guys, bear with me and school me on differences between the two lockers.
    Sorry if this was covered before but this is for the front 10bolt. I've decided to hold off the Dana60 and keep what I already have. I have a 14BFF also and that will have a Detroit indefinitely, but to keep this thread on point, this is for the 10bolt.

    I want a strong but street-friendly locker that won't break. I did a search on price comparison, Detroits are roughly $600 and Lockrights are $260.

    One other question, is there a closed carrier type for these lockers?

    My truck is currently in the crossover install. In the upcoming months, I will be going hydro-assist, and install chromoly axles and CTM ujoints.

    Anybody have some good and bad points with either locker, post up.
    I don't intend to lead into a heated debate but I need help in making a decision.

    Thanks, fellas

    EDIT: forgot to mention I will be using 5.13 gears with 37" tires
     
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    The lockright will be the better one for that axle. works good for the price, and you won't feel so bad when you have to junk the front after you bust it. :D
    Save the extra money for a d60.
     
  3. RockinChevy

    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :thinking: I'm listening....
     
  4. roadnotca

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    LockRight, but if the gearing or tires are too tall, it won't make a difference.
     
  5. RockinChevy

    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'd love to go ARB if I had the $$$$ for it ha ha


    Also I edited the first post that I will be using 5.13 gears with 37" tires... Will this affect my locker choice?
     
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    Why 5.13's with 37's?

    Are you really going to spend the money on chromoly axles and ctm's for a ten bolt?

    It depends on how you wheel, get the lockright and save up.
     
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    ARB = Axle Really Broke
     
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    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well, the consensus of people I talk to locally have pressured me into not getting a D60 for cost reasons.

    I chose 5.13s because I want the low gearing and knowing I won't have to regear lower in the future. As for 37s, I chose this as the maximum size tire I will go with the 10bolt. This being said, I can have the speedometer adjusted for the final time and move on to other projects.
     
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    :confused: I hear 5.13s and 37s are okay for 10bolts.
     
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    detroit for $600? yikes. i paid $379 for 14b detroit and $450 for d60 detroit. might wana search around for some better prices. for a 10b tho id go with a lockrite
     
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    Yup, $600 detroit for 10bolt.. that's the cheapest I could find through google. I said the same thing :yikes:
     
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    :D When its unlocked.
     
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    if i can find it cheap, can i get a prize?:D
     
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    i found it $50 cheaper;)
     
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    Still up on the fence thinking about it... I'm leaning towards the Lockright.... I'll let this go on for a day and see what everybody else says about the locker choices
     
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    get a lockright. detroit is too hard for the 10b to handle. alot of ppl run lockrights w/o problems.
     
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    Go with the lockright...

    For now anyway. I have lockrights on both ends in 10 bolt/3.73/33 combo and have not broken anything YET, but I mainly rail ride and play in a little mud.

    ANYTHING beats an open diff, and he lockrights keep me moving as well as the blazer would go with anything else.

    TO be quite honest, I think 35's are the limit for 10 bolts. There is just too much weight out there for the front yokes and gear to handle when you get any bigger. perhaps 4:42 or 4:55 (I'm not sure the next ratio above the 4:11's) is a better choice. Lower chance of breakage and you can sell them to a noob when you go to the 1 tons.
     
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    Alright... made up my mind. Lockright for the 10bolt and Detroit for the 14B.

    Thank you everyone for the input :waytogo:
     
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    now how much did you find the 14b detroit for?;) :D
     

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