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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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2500hd Elocker install

Has anyone installed a new elocker in a 2500hd? I have been thinking about having one installed. Talked to a guy with one in a dana 60 rear and he loves it. Thought that it might be fun to have the ability to lock my front diff!

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Re: 2500hd Elocker install

NO. I have no experience and do not suggest it. Get a real locker or at least a selectable one for the rear and be happy.
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I think his screenname is mtomac at ATS's forums, and other duramax diesel sites. Anyway, he's got one in a 2500HD that he's outfitted with gobs and gobs of accessories for sled pulling. I think he's now got twins on his 'max too [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img][img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img][img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img][img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img].
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Re: 2500hd Elocker install

you dont sugest haveing any exsperince?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

i think selectasble lockers are the coolest thing ever. open dif when you dont need it locked when you do. and shouldnt be as hard on your front or rear end as the reg detroit locker. but that kinda depends on the use of the go pedal.
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Re: 2500hd Elocker install

I have no experience in the E Lockers. I also have no experience with a locked IFS rig. Eventhough it is a 3/4 the parts are still to weak for hard locked wheeling. Locker 600+, install $, replacement of front end parts due to high torque and heavy truck $, time $. Don't get me wrong, it would be cool. I have enough trouble wheelin my truck around without having things coming loose, bending, or going out of alignment. I can't imagine what a locker would do to everything.
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[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Heh, no experience from me on the issue. I just knew of one that was holding up to an unholy amount of power on a regular basis. I found mtomac's own site: http://duramaxracing.com/

I second Evan on the beauty of having a selectable.
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Re: 2500hd Elocker install

do they even make them for the front ifs.

e lockers are 800 -900 pluss depending on where you can get good deal. cable lockers are running about the some. but that doesnt include the price of bearings and seals. ring and pinion. gears. no way stock 342-410 gears are worthy of a locked rig.

then you also have to include the detroit locker for the rear. 400ish, might find a deal on ebay. 200 or so for matching ring and pinion.

youl be pretty close to 2g in just parts if you turn the wrenches.

but it sure would be cool.

but you are right. i wouldnt wast my time puting any kinda locker in a ifs front dif.

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Re: 2500hd Elocker install

Got this back from mtomac @ http://duramaxracing.com/ this morning...

I'm going on my 3rd season pulling and dragracing with
the Elocker in my truck. I haven't broke anything
pulling or dragracing using the Elocker but I have the
tierods beefed up and a centerlink support.
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Re: 2500hd Elocker install

I think if it can stand up to this... http://duramaxracing.com/TomacDurama...nOH8000Mod.mpg

It will work for me!
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Re: 2500hd Elocker install

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I think if it can stand up to this... http://duramaxracing.com/TomacDurama...nOH8000Mod.mpg

It will work for me!

[/ QUOTE ]

Going straight and steady like that doesn't really put a huge strain on parts. It's when your turned at full lock and only one tire is on the ground that things start to make bad noises.

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