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What locker for 14bff that gets daily driven??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    What is a good locker, I know detroit but dont they act weird on the street?? Any other good ones??
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    no problems with my detroit...

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    weird as in makes a ratcheting sound when you go around a corner under power is about all. unless you're really goosing it, then it makes lotsa noise! hmmm, tire smoke good! lol. but detroit is one of the best out there.
     
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    I thought the only option for a locker in a 14ff was the detroit. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, chirping is no big deal, personally I've learned to drive in parking lots and stuff to give it some gas and use momentum to get around corners rather than the skinny pedal... not nearly as much chirp action.

    j
     
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    so there is no pulling or anything like that?
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    Been daily driving mine with the detrioit in it for 4 months now, barely notice it now.
     
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    A spool is not a locker. They are very different in every way. A spool is a direct connection between BOTH wheels at ALL times whereas a locker will UNLOCK around corners as long as you aren't under heavy power.

    I have been driving my rig with a detroit in it for about 4 years now with no ill side affects. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    A spool is not a locker. They are very different in every way. A spool is a direct connection between BOTH wheels at ALL times whereas a locker will UNLOCK around corners as long as you aren't under heavy power.

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    i'd have to disagree... i'd say a spool is a locker. In fact, it just never unlocks. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    They can act a little weird if you have a manual tranny. I get a little locker steer between shifts as I get off and then back on the throttle. Normal, and I hardly notice it anymore.

    With an automatic you'll barely notice it's there for the most part.

    Rene
     
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    sweet know I can add that to my list of things I need to get, which one do I get and who has the best price??
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    -Chris
     
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    I have the regular Detroit which came with the diff. I know Randy's sells them for ~$350 or so...

    Rene
     
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    I love mine. Lot better than welded, and easier to drive. I hardly noticed it after a week or two. Mine is the newer version (doesn't engage as hard). Also no more quirky than a lifted blazer w/no x-over to drive.
     
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    From everything I have seen and heard Detroit in the rear is the only right way to go /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I can't speak from experience but I have been in rigs with them and seen them on the trail. You shouldn't have any problems.
     
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    The Detroit, wouldn't think of anything else. Not that there is a lot more options for a 14 bolt. After a week or 2 hardley noticed it was back there.
     
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    I have a Detroit in my K10 which rarely sees street use anymore but I used to drive it a lot that way.

    My daily driver has a Lock-Right in the rear which operates much in the same way.

    I love them both and wouldn't have it any other way.

    Both are manual transmissions also. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I thought the only option for a locker in a 14ff was the detroit. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] There's always the Gov-lock... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I have a lock right in my 14bff and it will ratchet in turns and, if on the gas, make a nice bang sound! no reliability problems and the traction is great. Oh but like all lockers they do make snowy road driving very interesting until you get used to them.
     

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