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whats a good locker for a 30 spline front 10 bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by moturbopar, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. moturbopar

    moturbopar 1/2 ton status

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    Hi I am looking at adding a locker to the front axle of my 91 suburban. I need something that will let me steer, but will still give me good traction. I have driven a lockrighted front 10 bolt befor but not sure thats the way I want to go.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Do it , and buy me one too , my front is 30 spline :thumb:
     
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    badfish4tail 1/2 ton status

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    My brother has a lockrite in the front of his 91 suburban. It make's a lot of noise when he is turning.
     
  4. muddybuddy

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    85mudblazin was runnin at lockrite in his 10b before. ask him
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thats normal , dog teeth do that , theres no clutches , no synchros , no nothing in lockrights except gears and springs .

    The one in my rearend works flawlessly :D
     
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    badfish4tail 1/2 ton status

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    What are you planning on running on your front?
    I also need a locker for my front 10blt 30sp
     
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    driney 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I've got an E-Locker. I know everyone thinks they're expensive, but it works great, doesn't affect its manners on the street, and I think would be stronger.
     
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    A locker in the front wouldn't affect steering on the street since you're in 2wd. Am I right, or way off base?
    I was thinking of going with the Quick-Lok or Powertrax front and rear in my suburban. Are either of these any good?
     
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    When X-mas is paid for , I plan on getting a lockright for each trucks front . Just based on the way the rear is working out so far :D
     
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    Quic Loc is made by Tractech , same a Detroit Ez Locker , just different box , its 4wp house brand .

    Avoid it . Mine would crap out , come back , crap out . And I just couldn't drive it on the street anymore due to the banging while driving straight . Ended up losing some money and buying a Lockright from Powertrax ( Brand name owned by Richmond Gear , Lockright is a Powertrax ) .

    Now the Lockright does what its suppossed to , and has no problems . I even lost a tire on the freeway at 70 , and it was nice and controlled ( you'll feel it wiggle slightly and you'll slow down ) .


    As for the 2wd thing :

    Yes , if you unlock your hubs , then the locker doesn't do a darn thang .
     
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    Do to my inherent hatred of 10 bolts and their anemic carriers I would say go with a tru-trac as they are a full replacement differential. Every 10 bolt I have had has failed at the carrier. Several of these axles were under a Burb on 33 BFG A/T's.
     
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    I would be shocked if he grenaded the front in AZ very often . We all replace shafts occasionally , but not very often at all .
     
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    I ran a lockright in my old front 10b. I loved it, never had a sinlge problem out of it. Was SUPER easy to install also.
     

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