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traction device advice

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rebel88, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    ok heres the deal...getting ready to replace gears in my 10 bolt up front...
    14 bolt rear has a detroit in it with 4.88s

    wanna go with something up front, possibly a locker but most likely a limited slip, but i wanna take it easy on the 10 bolt...

    thanks for any and all advice

    Later
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Get the Detroit Truetrac so you can steer the damn thing. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  3. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    anybody else have any input?

    Later
     
  4. TXsizeK5

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    The new eaton limited slip is one fine piece of machinery. I would even get one in the rear it works so nicely. ALmost no LSD chatter. Rebuildable, adjustable, you name it. Ohh and it also replaces something in the rearend... or front end in your case (literally) that is supposed to add strength and make it as strong as a 12bolt. So i've heard and read. Too bad i went with a powertrax lockrite and blew that bad boy out 2 weeks later /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif So, word of advice: If you have manual tranny, try taking it easy and not dumping the clutch /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  5. RedDwarf

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    Grow a set and lock it up. It's not any harder on the front end to have even torque to both shafts all the time than it is to have one wheel spinning like crazy and then hook up suddenly.

    And I have no steering problems with my front Lock Right. No open diffs or LSD's for me! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    incidentally, I have been running these units for a long time with 35-38" tires. I have broken the axle shafts numerous times but no damage to the Lock Rights as of yet (knock on wood)
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Can you say...."time to upgrade to ORD shafts and CTM u-joints?" /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Then you'd start breaking ring gears instead. Ask Shaggy about that.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    LMAO!! So I've heard! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    I think i broke the shear pins for the lock right
     
  11. Rebel88

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    planning to go with the new shafts too...

    just wondering on what traction device i should go with...im thinking of the detroit and since it is sometimes used for long hauls to the beach(not a trailer queen, it gets driven down and back) it needs to be streetable...

    Later
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Unlock the hubs and you won't have to worry about the street.
     
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    I have a detroit in the front and i love it. Sometimes steering is a little squirly if im going fast but on the trail its hardly notcble but if i gass it really hard it tends to get going and not really want to turn.

    On the street with the hubs unlocked its not an issue
     
  14. Rebel88

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    am i looking at mucho damage with just a 10 bolt and a detroit or should i be ok with a normal persons amount of right foot and some chromoly shafts?

    Later
     
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    Got the detroit in my rear 10b, no problems yet, its been there almost 18 months /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif I do have the hardened shafts in there though. If you go into the ice, you will not like a locker at all, if you just play in the mud, sand, snow, and rocks it works great.
     
  16. Rebel88

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    yep got the detroit in my 14b in the rear...worked great in sand and mud...not much snow here in VA so im not worried about that

    Later
     
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    one more thing...where did you get the hardened shafts and how much did they cost you?

    what tires/gears you running?

    Later
     
  18. trailblazer87

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    4 wheel parts wholesalers, check their website
    www.4wheelparts.com or Randy's Ring and Pinion www.ring-pinioin.com
    Mine were $129 a piece for the rear, but it is a 10b. As for front long side and short side will be different. Good Luck.
     

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