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What type of locker up front?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cegusman, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    What is the best strong locker to put up front in a dana 44 3/4t? I mostly mud, but often climb sh*t, and posibly will do mild rocks. I do not want it to act like spool were I lose my turning. I have 36x12.50-16.5 TSL SX's.

    Houston, TX
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    I dont have the answer, but I've been wondering the same thing. I've got the same axle, open. And 36s as well. I want a locker, but don't want to dump a heap of cash into a 3/4 ton axle. Would a lockright or something hold up and not break shafts? anyone? Sorry to jump on your post, but I had a similar question and didn't wanna start a whole new thread. Thanks.

    Sherman, Tx
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    I was looking at what I think was called a true trac. Complete worm gear assembly where you unbolt your entire innerds and swap this in. You might need to keep your ring and pinion... I dont know much on this end....
    I would like to know also...

    1978 Chevy 3/4 - 14" leafs -dana 44w/4.56's -14 bolt corp w/4.56's on 40x17x16.5 Ground Hawgs on 16.5x12 steel rims-NP205&SMC465
     
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    ARB!!! Oh wait, you dont want to spend a lot of money. Well, in that case, you can weld the front spider gears, and if you are on a tight trail get out and unlock one hub so you can turn. Then you have 3 wheel drive. The other option which will probably work best for you is to buy any posi unit built for the D44.


    Sparky

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    screw it, if those are my only options, I'll save up for the D60. LOL...I just hate the idea of dropping any cash into an axle that's gonna break. and break again.

    Sherman, Tx
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    Anybody with experience, what does eveyone putt in the dana 60's?

    Houston, TX
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    YAAHH! i get to use the quote!

    trutrac = expensive open dif

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
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    Get a lock-rite. It will work just fine for you and the extra traction will far outweigh the loss of turning radius. I ran one in my 44 and it worked just fine.

    I thought I was wrong once,
    but I was mistaken
     

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