I was wondering what would be a better way to go betweem a Powertrax and a Detroit locker. I have a AMC 20
with a worn out Track lock and would it be better to add the PowerTrax to the worn out track lock or get rid of the
whole carrier and put a Detroit in, the cost is pretty close between the two units?
The Detroit! No doubt! The "lunchbox locker" would only make sense as a cost reduced method of getting your truck locked. The detroit will be much stronger than the trash [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] loc carrier.
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The Detroit is the safest move in my mind, I have heard the debate over and over again about the "Lunch Box" lockers vs "Full Case" lockers. I felt that the stronger carrier would help me protect my investment better, I have not seen a Detroit break in the carrier area, but I have seen a stock carrier break and take out a gear set. Not to say the Detroit won't break, but it makes more sense to me to replace the weak link when I "locked" my truck. I did not want to rely on the stock carrier to hold up with a locker in it. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Absolutely no question, the Detroit Locker. I have one in my Model 20, no fear of breakage there. A litle weird on the road, but you get used to it. The only difference in installation is you are installing a new carrier, have to reset the r&p backlash, you will need a dial indicator and magnetic stand for that. BTW, don't try to reuse the old bearings. Buy new ones at a bearing shop, I got Timkens for a fraction of the price of no names at a parts store.
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DETROIT!!!!!! i also have one, and i abuse it till i feel bad for it.. it has never let me down.. can you even instll a powertrax into a trac-loc carrier?
Detroit wins this debate hands down. They are sooo much stronger than the others. The SL series that is out now is not nearly as harsh as the old ones either. So much smoother that I actually run the detroit in my front axle on my TJ as well as the rear. Hardly even know it is there.