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quick easy detroit locker question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SkysTheLimit, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. SkysTheLimit

    SkysTheLimit 1/2 ton status

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    I read somewhere doing a search that a detroit locker IS the carrier? is that true? to swap out to higher (numerically) gears in an open diff with a series 3 carrier, all i'd need to do is get a detroit and the gears, no 4 series carrier?

    thx for any clarification anyone can offer
     
  2. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    on any thing but the 14 bltff yes the locker replaces the carrier
     
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    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    Depends on what axle you are talking about.?.?
     
  4. SkysTheLimit

    SkysTheLimit 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks 1979jimmy350.

    Forgot to mention this was a Dana70HD. that explains why a detroit is so darn expensive compared to a 14boltFF.

    good news to hear!! :)
     
  5. 1977k5

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    That is one of the reasons the FF 14 bolt is so damn sweet. The stock carrier is practically bulletproof and can sustain a "lunchbox" style locker no problem. Most carriers are cast iron/steel and can be a weak link which is why most detroit lockers include all parts of the carrier.
     

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