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Re: Axle swap and locker questions
WHOOOOOOOHOOOOOO i get to pitch the detroit locker...here goes
alright, first of all its FAR superios in strength to the stock carrier and any "locker" (G-80) they can put in off the line. as most know my carier blew apart and trashed my whole driveline...so a new driveline later and a locker and all is well. i only noticed a problem with it once. i was hauling a 32' monohull sailboat for my old man going through the Au Sable River valley...hills, curves...etc. i hit the gas coming out of a downhill grade and through a curve. with that much weight pushing me i noticed that the truck did want to go straight a little bit (and the road curved so not such a good thing)...this was in the first few hundred miles i had it in so i was still new to the feel of it.
ocasionally..VERY rarely, i do hear a bit of a clunk as it engages. i thought it was going to happen at every turn from all of the horror stories I've heard. this just isn;t the case. i hardly notice its in there. i can now hit the gas and pop the clutch without burning off $50 worth of rubber. kinda nice having traction to both wheels.
here's the ebst part of this locker...darn thing saved my life last week. run a search for something like "how's this for a monday" or something similar and you'll get an overview of how it saved me.
so if you're even remotely considering a detroit locker <font color=red> GET IT </font color=red>---Peacock
<font color=red>96 Z-71 EXTcab, richmond 3.73, detroit rear, cold air, dual flowmasters, new drive-train </font color=red>