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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is this what I want?

I have a SF 14 bolt, C clip axle. I want a true locker, locked all the time. Is this this the Detriot one?
http://www.drivetrainsuperstores.com...il.asp?id=1028
All other places it is almost 600 dollars but they have been calling them lockers, not no spins.
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Re: Is this what I want?

Mike:

What you have is the 9.5" ring gear. the 10.5" is for the full floating 14 bolt.


Here's the link to it.
http://www.drivetrainsuperstores.com...e2.asp?axle=89
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Re: Is this what I want?

You want an actual Detroit Locker. They're usually around $530. At that price, I'd consider buying an Eaton electric locker for $600.
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Re: Is this what I want?

I know that I have the 9.5" gear. So is the link going for a limited slip model. I wasn't sure because other sites were calling the "true" locker something else. I haven't found an e locker for the 9.5" ring gear. If it is the same price I would jump on that.
The no slip thing, link, was for 430 or something like that, al other places want about 600 for a real Detroit. Has anyone seen cheaper prices? What about good prices for the electic locker. I just want something that is plenty strong and gives me all the traction I need.
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Re: Is this what I want?

From blabhern's post: http://www.drivetrainsuperstores.com...il.asp?id=5414

I think you can get an ARB for $600 also. I'd search around. I had ARB send me a catalog with all the local suppliers. ARB would be nice since you've already got air and ARB is time-tested.

National Drivetrain is usually one of the cheaper prices but they don't have a listing for the E-Locker.
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Thanks I had trouble finding my axle at that site.
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Re: Is this what I want?

I didn't mention that there were different types of lockers on that link, but if you're willing, definitely go with ARB or the Eaton e-locker as stated earlier. These are on only when needed and locked. I didn't see the Detroit locker only the soft locker which I personally hadn't heard of before. With your new axle, I don't believe they will replace your R&P but someone else will have to educate you on that.

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Re: Is this what I want?

Go with ARB if you can. The advantages far outweigh a full time locker, trust me. Unless your'e a fan of increased tire wear, and difficult on-road driving. For the extra money you spend on an ARB, you'll save in the long run on wear and tear of yourtruck. [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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Re: Is this what I want?

even with a full time locker you wont notice increased tire wear and you wont notice any horrible handling characteristics. a K1500 is too big to really feel the negative handling characteristics. they are a myth stirredup by folks running them in zuks and jeeps. anyone who has actually had them in a half ton will tell you its not true
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