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Well that was easy!! Detroit inside!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Beast388, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    I've had a 14BFF under the Burb about 2 years now and finally slapped in a Detroit Locker last night. It doesn't get much easier then that. :bow:

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    With my heavy long-wheel based Burb, the Detroit is almost invisible while cruising. Getting on the gas around corners is fun though. :haha:

    The true test will come on 9/17 when the local group goes wheelin' again! :D

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    Looks good, I plan to do the same to my 73 K20 next month!!! Cant wait!!!
     
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    Putting a Detroit Locker in a 14 bolt FF is almost as easy as falling off a log. :wink1: You'll love the off road traction! :cool1:
     
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    I love the fact that even as a lunch box locker, the 14 bolt locker is so huge it takes up most of your hand.
     
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    Cool! Is it also that easy to put one in a 12 bolt?
     
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    Nope in a12 bolt it replaces the whole carrier.


    Ira
     
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    You are now dubbed the official 600 acres jeep recovery vehicle.
     
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    how easy was it really to install. could someone braindead like me put one in? did it requite special tools? did it take some sort of precise measurement, or did it simply bolt in?
     
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    it's very easy to do! I put an mini spool in my 14ff it's basicly the smae steps. here's a nice write up http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=328610 took me about 30 minutes or so to do the install.
     
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    This thread calls for a "Detroit Inside" sticker made up... like the Intel Logo...
     
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    I was just thinking that myself. I bet if we talk to Lyons Design he might already have some.

    Ira
     
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    He would've been done sooner without all the pesky phone calls.... :whistle:
     
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    only thing easier....

    ... is putting a no-spin(detroit) in an eaton rear. Here's mine:

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    Ok did I miss somthing or am I a little bit confused. Don't you have to recheck your gear pattern and shims and stuff. Or am I just a tard right now. Is it really just unbolt put in then bolt back together and your good to go???
     
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    Besides you and Chris calling, work called four times! :eek1: :mad:

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    It really is that easy. As long as you mark everything upon removal, it is pretty much a bolt in affair. Here is a pretty good article about the details. :D
     
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    Nice to know. I just might weld my rear next week then.
     
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    it's pretty easy.http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=328610 this write is much better than the other one it goes more into detail.
     

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