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Which locker????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84 K5 4x4, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. 84 K5 4x4

    84 K5 4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Which locker will take the most abuse in a 14bff?

    Detroit or ARB
     
  2. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    Detriot is cheaper. Also you dont have to worry about air lines and such going to it.

    Personally I'm looking at getting a lockright.

    Seems to be close enough to the same as a Detroit but is cheaper.
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I doubt it matters. Strength wise they will both be near unbreakable in that axle.
     
  4. 87BrnRsd

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    Lockrights and Detroits are like comparing apples to oranges. Lockrights are lunchbox lockers, and while they work good for what they are, they cant match up with a detroit in strength. Huge difference in design. I have both a lockright (front axle) and a detroit (rear 14ff) in my truck and they both work well. For all out strengh....I dont think any locker can touch the detroit.
    -Harrison
     
  5. sandawgk5

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    In a 14FF a detroit is a lunchbox locker also:D . Between ARB and Detroit like the original poster asked I would say Detroit for cost reasons. If you remove the solenoids, air lines, and oring issue possibilities I feel they are equal strength wise. I run a detroit and do not know much aboot ARBs but I do not when unlocked they are open and most of the issues with them can be traced back to improper installation.

    Detroit would be my choice or if offroad only I would weld it up.

    Ira
     
  6. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Detroit.:D
     

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