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What Lockers in Your 14FF?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TONYP, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. TONYP

    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    What lockers are you running in your 14FF. And how do different lockers drive on and off road. I’m ready to buy one and wanted to know what you like or dislike about your locker. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> I have welded spiders. I like it because it was cheeeeeap. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
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    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I'll be getting a detroit pretty soon.
    It's the best, IMO.
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    I've got the factory Gov-loc in my current 14FF. I will be going to a Detroit in the one I'm rebuilding though. Just personal preference on the detroit, the Gov-loc has been pretty good -- haven't had any prolbems with it. But running 33" tires and only doing light wheeling probalby helps keep it together. Just my .02 worth

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  5. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Loc-Rite locker in mine with zero problems. Every once in a while I will get a little bang as it engages but nothing too bad and I have heard this is normal and even happens with the detroit. I am not easy on mine either /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    i got a detroit in mine........ It doesnt chirp around the corners unless i want it to, I made it up a hill in 2wd that i used to have problems with when i was in 4 wheel drive and open axles, Detroit is proven strength and its one of the best "Bang for your Buck" mods in my opinion
     
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    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Detroit in my K5, chirps 99% of the time (lots 'o power /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif) but unreal and reliable traction always there when you need it. Now that I know a spool is available, for a trail rig I'd go that route. Less $$, full time traction. If it was a DD, I'd do something different probably.

    Did you get the info you needed on the 14B? Sorry, didn't get a chance to respond to your PM /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Detroit for me. Its there to stay. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Detroit for me too. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    any gearless?
     
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    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    Gov-Loc on the way out, Detroit on the way in /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Don't think you can go wrong with a detroit, and I think they basically last forever for the average person. Proven dependability, and the price is right. Not sure what you would save by using a lock-right, but its probably not much. And reputation alone makes the Detroit a clear choice in my mind.

    I have heard riving characteristics do not change much on the highway if you have an auto tranny, but that manual trannys will make driving more of a challenge.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    another detroit here its the only way to go in my opinion i give it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif up /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    There's a Detroit in my trail truck and a Detroit in the near future for my daily driver. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I put a detroit c-locker in my 12 bolt, man what a difference, off road I could do more in two wheel then some of my buds that were in 4 wheel, it made the on road ride a little rough, the vehical tends to be more swervy, especially if tire psi differed, I had to check tire pressure every two days, otherwise the locker would click and bang, even driving straight. ultimatlly I blame the locker for breaking the ring and pinion, finally wised up and got the 14bff, come to find out parts are cheaper, big difference in detroit locker price /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif learning the hard way is the best way /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    For anyone with a detroit, are there any downsides for on the street use? I know it will chirp the outside tire, tires must wear faster i take it, and some say they are crazy in the snow (who cares, driving crazy in the snow is FUN!) Just curious /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    oh yeah, forgot, if your doing alot of driving in the snow I don't recomend lockin it up, bad experience for me /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  18. Hossbaby50

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    Welded. But I might go to a Detroit when I get some cash. The welded ins't to bad though.
     
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    I have an ESAB locker in my van 14BFF and wouldn't trade it for a detroit.
     
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