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What are my 14bsf traction device options

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88K5Jimmy, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I can't really find very many options for my 14bsf and with the recent talk about 14bsf and the last trail run I went on, I figured I would investigate it. This I do know:

    -Not welding it because it's a DD
    -Detroits are $648 per 4wheelparts ad
    -Detroit Trutracs are $520 per 4wheelparts ad and what exactly is that, more like a limited slip?
    -ARB's are just to outrageously priced and I don't want one
    -Not going to swap in a Gov-bomb
    -No I'm not going to put in a 14bff because I don't need it so don't even mention that!!!

    Just seems everything is really expensive for the 14bsf.
    Thanks
     
  2. DougK20

    DougK20 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, very expensive. I got the Detroit. There's just not much demand for them and it is a full carrier replacement.
     
  3. sandawgk5

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    Drivetrain Specialist sell the detroit, eaton limited slip, auburn limited slip and the gov-bomb. Give them a call or visit their website they are pretty knowledgable and freindly over the phone.

    Ira
     
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    hack500 1/2 ton status

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    eaton limited-slip and a gov-lock are one and the same
     
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    Tuff84blaze 1/2 ton status

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    My Brother got one (Detroit) from Randy's Ring and Pinion last year and I remember it being somewhere around $500.
     
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    My buddy just ordered a lockright from summit. 385$.

    PWT-1950-LR

    /Seb.
     
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    Eaton makes the gov-lock, they also make the flat plate clutch styles as well. Both G80 option code for GM.

    *Supposedly* Eaton is coming out with an 800# preload 14SF LS carrier, that was according to a tech at randy's ring and pinion.

    I did some research on this, http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147299&highlight=14sf

    I think I'm back to the tru-trac honestly. I believe Eaton now owns this too. If Eaton comes out with the 800# version of the LS, I may go that way, but the tru-trac is about as close to a gov-lock as you can get, (in all manner, not just one way or another) without actually having a gov-lock.
     
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    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    PM sent. As a dealer for Randy's R&P. I can sell you stuff cheaper than they will. I can beat those prices by a LOT.:wink1:
     
  12. 88K5Jimmy

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    So I've done more research and found the Powetrax/Lock-Right. Seems to be a drop in lunch box "locker" if you will, that disengages when going around turns, which is what I need since I still drive it on the street. Anybody have any experience with these?

    http://www.4wheelers.com/lock-right-locker-1950-c-117-p-840.html

    So far that's all I've been able to find that's not rediculously expensive and doesn't require anythign special to put it in. Thoughts?
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I looked at all that stuff when I was having problems with my gov-lock as well, I just couldn't justify a lockers behavior for my driving style. Just can't keep my foot off the throttle in corners. I know it would drive me crazy, except the rare times it was needed off-road.

    My choices were down to the e-locker and one of the Eaton clutch posi units with the 800lb springs, but for some reason the gov-lock quit acting up and now works like a champ again.:confused:

    You are right, prices are up there, and the e-locker is outrageously expensive comparatively, but it would be nice. Would be pretty cool to tie it into an ABS system so it didn't need your input, or you could just tie it into the 4WD light to trigger it for default operation, with a manual switch for over ride. Fun stuff, just not sure it's worth the what, $800?
     
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    I have a Truetrac and love it.
     
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    Truetrac was another option, but thats one of the modulated brake styles, not locked up solid. I like the design better than the clutch limited slips.

    I know nothing of these guys, but they are like $200 less than summit for the elocker, which brings it closer to the truetrac price at summit.

    http://www.4wheelerssupply.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/71416
     
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    My understanding is the Gov-Lock for the 14B is a pretty robust unit compared to the 10B version. I believe Randy's will take the normal Eaton LS and rebuild it with the #800lb clutch pack. I thought about doing this to my 10B Eaton when they wear out. I have also heard the #800lb unit tends to chatter pretty bad on turns so not sure what is worse, a locker or a chattering LS.
     
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    GRINCH 1/2 ton status

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    Did you ever consider the Eaton E-Locker. I put one in a few years back and Love it. I think it was around $500 then. It may be around $650 or so now.

    Easy install and It's either Locked or Open.
     
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    Yeah but too expensive for my needs. I actually ordered the Lock-Right from Tellico 4x4 for $358.05 shipped. I think I will be happy with that and the price wasn't bad at all.
     
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    Have a lockrite in my 14SF and couldnt be happier.. Cant beat the price nor the performance/good road manners.
     

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