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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 06:15 PM
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I was thinking about running a detroit soft locker in the back and a detroit ez locker in the front.

Are they still okay on the street, like on a rainy day or in snowy conditions?

Would the soft locker acctually be quiet(er)?

And Am I correct that the front locker wouldnt make the ratcheting noise around corners in 2 Hi with the hubs free right? if thats true, i wouldnt notice any front end hop, would I, and it would behave like a normal open diff untill it was in 4 wheel, right? I dont want to be hopping around corners thats all...

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2006, 03:17 AM
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Re: Lockers

The ONLY thing that should make noise when going around a corner with the hubs free is your turn signal.

Dunno on the difference of the lockers though, what are the axles? It's a '76 K25, I can only asume it's a Dana 44 front and 10.5" 14 Bolt. If that were the case, and it were my truck the rear would get a Full Detroit Locker.
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I have a 12 bolt rear GM in a 77 short box I am the only one of the guys that I run with that have a locker the rest don't like the noise. now that does not bother me. But I will tell you this if you have some ponys and are going around a corner don't even tihink a bout that throttle because you won't make it through the corner. if you have any more questions just ask.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2006, 02:15 PM
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Well the "soft locker" is supposed to just be a quiter version of the EZ locker, im sure it wouldn't bug me but for the extra money i thought it might just be worth it.

Yes I have 44/14FF for axels.

Thanks for the replys guys.

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I have an older chevy with a dog locker. it works well, but you can hear it "click" sometimes. i'm sure it lowers the MPG and hurts the tires, but it works really well. if one wheel spins a quarter turn, it locks solid. in the rain or on slick stuff i can be a problem. more than once the truck has locked and pushed me a little when trying to turn sharp. nothing big, but if you did not know why the truck is not turning it might scare you a little.

like everything, there are always trade offs.

as far as i know with the hubs free there should be nothing spinning, if you dont have a 203 t case.
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