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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2000, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Locking Rear-End

I feel that one of the weak links to my pickup is the limited slip rearend and was wondering what it would take to get a locker. The way I understand it is that you have to have an open diff to install a locker. Is this correct would I have to buy a complete rearend to install a locker. Any info would be great.

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Re: Locking Rear-End

And you are not mistaken.. The LS in the small GM 10 blots is weak.. Because you have the LS, the carrier is specific to it.. Regular carriers can accept 'soft' lockers.. Not too expencive like under $100 for a standard carrier.. A lot of lockers have there own carrier so you would not need to get one like ARB and Detroit.. Find out what you want and go from there.. Do your gears at the same time if needed becaause they have to be reset if the carrier is changed..


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I called up Randy's Ring and Pinion (http://www.ring-pinion.com) last month and if I recall a Detroit Locker for the "mini" 10 bolt was in the $400-500 range (I can't find the paper I had written it on). I decided to pass on that until I found one of those rare spring under Dana 44's from a Jeep midsize pickup, so I'd have an entire stronger system. The stock limited slip isn't too horrible, at least the old one is, I have one, and I have only broken one, but evidence is pointing to a pinion nut that came unstaked (or loosened) causing the pinion to take a walk across my carrier and screw up the internals... I just went to a parts yard and grabbed a used rear end and tossed it in there, project done for about $250... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] But I digress....

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Re: Locking Rear-End

hey Tim,

I noticed his ads don't say "can't sell to CA, NV... yada yada yada" anymore. Do you know if they can ship here?

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Nevermind... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]




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Another side note about Randy's R&P, that I definitely should have mentioned was that the tech service/sales people at Randy's are extremely knowledgable and very helpful... I would have no worries about purchasing anything from them, and when the time finally arrives to buy stuff, I probably will buy from them... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: Locking Rear-End

You can't quote me on this completely, but I know for a fact that we have a bigger bearing in the ZR2's (1.625" instead of 1.5")and a different 8.5 rear gear instead of the baby 10 like in my 89(7 & some change). I found all this out talking to Randy's R&P last year. If I'm not mistaken and this is the don't quote me part that the bigger rearend might have a bigger, stronger diff as well. But I agree with the other guys for sure, any time you really want the truth call Randy's tech guys whether your a customer or not. They don't mind giving advice and would be one of my 1st considerations for a purchase. If they treat you like this before the sale, they have to be good after the sale as well, Tom

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