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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2001, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Very streetable lockers

The YJ is a every day driver on the road. I am in the market for a locker that will preform great on the road and superior off-road. Locker will be a nessesity in Colorado next year. I am sure this has been covered before but i would like to know the rough price, company, and style that will fit ny needs the most.

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Re: Very streetable lockers

ARB is a good choice for on and off road manners. When its disengaged its just like an open differential.

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The new Powertrax locker is something you can install yourself for around 400. Not as strong as a detroit, but much better road manners. Just fine for a daily driver.

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Re: Very streetable lockers

Um...yeah...about Powertrax. Do a search on that one. Yeah...um...you'll find some great reading material[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

My vote is DETROIT! Now I've only driven mine a few times on the road. But it really doesn't seem that bad. Some clunking and what not. But that's also do to having stock tires and 4.56 gears. That makes for choppy shifting and what not. As for tight turns, it's not too bad. I'll eventually get so used to driving with it that there won't hardly be a thing I couldn't do that an open diff could do no the street. Except for that little trick of turning around in a 5ft circle[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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Re: Very streetable lockers

Are you gonna run it on icy roads?If you do you should go for a ARB airlocker or ox locker.I have a cj-5 with a detroit and I would NEVER drive it on icy roads.I really don't enjoy spinning into a ditch at 55 mph.But if you just drive it on wet roads the detroit is the way to go much smoother than a lockrite or similiar lockers.

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Re: Very streetable lockers

I had a lockright and now have a detroit in the rear of my daily driver, and I can tell you the detroit is so much smoother on the street. Take it easy driving, and you will be fine in winter on the streets despite having a rear locker.

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Most people do not drive on ice at 55 MPH . Go with the only real locker , Detroit . Even an open diff will put you into a ditch at 55 . Lets be real here .

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Re: Very streetable lockers

If you are going 35 mph and let off the gas in 4-wheel drive you will probely end up in the ditch w/ or w/o lockers. I take it detroit is the best choice for my application. How much will I be put in the hole?

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