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whats the difference between lockers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

    Jan 29, 2004
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    Fairfax Station VA
    hey guys, ive got my 3/4 ton axles and i want to lock both of them. its my dd so i guess i want the best driveable characteristics as possible. what do you guys recommend for d44/14bolt? im thinkin detroit in rear, but what in front? i see detroit has different lockers like C-locker, soft-locker, tru trac, ez, whats the difference?

  2. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

    Nov 29, 2001
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    Williamstown, NJ USA
    it is going to be your preference... and the depth of your pockets...

    you can do a detroit in rear... however it will still chirp and make a rougher characteristics.... I went and got mulch (2yards) in the back of my truck and handled fine..even when I had to turn from a light....

    front? air locker, electric locker?

    I am running a detroit in front and rear.... if you have locking hubs... then you can do anything as you can unlock them on the street.....
    I paid $350 for my rear detroit and $600 for my front (carrier replacement)

    detroit now has the electric detroit... like $900 :grin:
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

    May 19, 2001
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    Vancouver, WA, USA
    I have detroits front and rear also, but I am also 1 ton. If I had a D44 in front, I'd seriously consider a lunchbox locker, like the Aussie Locker. Rigs with lighter duty axles and spools or detroits seem to go through axle shafts faster. The Aussie is a good design and only costs $229 or so for a D44 model... not bad at all.


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