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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 07:02 AM
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lockright diff.

Has anyone run into, or heard of any problems with the lockrights in a front axle ? ...I'd like the cable locker, but I guess they arn't out for the 60s yet, and I rather wait and see how they hold-up.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 09:00 AM
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Re: lockright diff.

I know of several destroyed ones, all in the rear. I've been running one in the front for over 1 1/2 yrs. with no problem other than impossible steering on the slickrock!

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Re: lockright diff.

i have had a lockright in mine for about 1 year, no problems yet, i am running 32x10.5 w/ a 302, i have been told big tires and big hp can be tough on them.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 10:04 AM
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Randy's R&P said there not too awful strong...They are recomending a ARB, if I can get the knuckles/spindles I want (with lockouts), I'll just weld the carrier and be done with it

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I've had a lockright in the rear (8.8) of my F-150 for 4 years. It's behind a 300 I6, and a 5spd...with 32" tires. I've put it through it's paces and never had a problem. The truck has extra leaves in the packs, and air helpers, and I've had an honest 4150#'s of seed in the bed to take to the field...when I turned into the field, I was on dry pavement, and I had to come to a full stop...so I was stopped, and turning while accelerating, on dry pavement, with god knows how much weight on both rear tires, and 12" wide tires both grabbing with all their might (and this was the point at which I thought the lock right was gonna bite it), but it held up fine. No signs of wear, no problems, not a single complaint. I've been very pleased with mine.

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Re: lockright diff.

bob, if you are thinking that the lockright may be a bit softer(less aggressive) locker that would be better in the front, thats just not the case.. i have experienced that my lockright is at least as aggressive as any of the detroits i have run. I have a spare 35 spline carrier if you wanna weld it.....

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 02:02 PM
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Thx Elusive...Well I picked brains all over the place (slim pickens) ...I did learn (at the ford truck shop) that a hub/bearing for a f-450 cost almost $400 each... : 0
And the generic term for the newer style front ends is "live spindle" , and that the bearing mount surfaces seem to be the same on alot of d50 and d60 stuff. Still shopping for the perfect set-up (cheap)...

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post #8 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 02:13 PM
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I would go for it buy one and drive her. They seem to be stronger than people give them credit for sometimes. SCRAM

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