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Why no detroit locker in a 14FF with Gov-loc?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by GUMBY, Jul 12, 2001.

  1. GUMBY

    GUMBY Registered Member

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    What is the physical reason why a 14FF with a gov-loc can not be fitted with a detroit locker? Is the carrier a different shape or something?
     
  2. titanic

    titanic 1/2 ton status

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    Gumby-The detroit locker made for a 14 bolt is made to fit inside a stock "open" carrier. If the truck already has a gov'loc in it, the gov-loc itself is made different than the open carrier and you can not install the detroit inside it,( no room)
     
  3. LittlePig

    LittlePig 1/2 ton status

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    can you replace the gov-loc carrier with an open one?

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  4. 4xmac

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    The reason a detroit locker wont go into a gov-lock carrier is, a gov-loc has three anti-rotation post in its carrier were a detroit locker requires four post. Go to the junk yard and find a 14 bolt FF with a open carrier. The cross that holds the spider gears will have four post. Hope this helps.

    MAC
     
  5. GUMBY

    GUMBY Registered Member

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    Thanks 4xmac and Steve.
     
  6. Executioner

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    FYI, the gov-lock is rebuidable, and the detriot is not.
    Some may debate the strenght of the gov-lock, vs. detriot, but for your application it may not matter.
     
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    i agree with executioner, it is a lot stronger than your garden variety 10 bolt gov-lock. totally different design. not a bunch of little parts to get abused by big tires and power. mine is awesome as hell. if i do a power break at a stop light, and keep the power applied through a corner, it will chirp....it locks tight as hell. just remember where these axles came from (3/4 and 1 ton trucks that are used to carry tons of weight). i will run it till it goes, but as good as a detroit sounds, it may be cheaper and easier to just rebuild the gov-lock. i am very surprised with its performance...

    later rob

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