Join Date: May 2011
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Lookin for locker advice
My big toy is a fullsize 88 GMC Jimmy... 350 motor with no mods other than exhaust, 4" suspension lift, 36" TSLs riding on 10 bolt axles with 3.73 gears. I do plenty of muddin... no crawlin or anything like that. I discovered during the winter tryin to pull some friends out of the snow the limitations of the open diffs.
Now I know that what I really need to do is to swap out the lil 10 bolts for some 1 ton axles but around here those axles cost a bunch of $$$, not to mention I would have to buy new wheels since my MT classic locks are 6 lug. I definitely want to do that but the cost is prohibitive right now.
I looked into Detroit Lockers but for the $$$ it seems like throwing good money after bad to install them in 10 bolt axles that I will probly get rid of. So I'm thinkin that just to get me by I would go with a Lock Right just in the rear. Most of what I go thru I can get thru in 2WD anyway and I'm pretty sure if I had the rears locked it would do most if not all of what I want it to do. I've also heard that installing lockers in the front can result in some crazy steering suprises on the street which I'd like to avoid.
I'm looking for feedback on the Lock Rights. Are they worth the $328? Do they stand up pretty well to moderate off-roading? Am I right in thinking I can get away with just locking the rear axle? Are there any installation tips that I oughta know?