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Tractech Detroit Locker

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Product Information

MSRP: $1,100.00
Average Price: $484.48
Manufacturer: Tractech
Yes: 33 / No: 0

The Detroit Locker maximizes traction by delivering 100% of the torque to both drive wheels. It is engineered to keep both wheels in a constant drive mode, and has the ability to automatically allow wheel speed differentiation when required. Used by both professionals and enthusiasts. Applications are also available for C-Clip style axles.


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SillyPutty's Reviews

03-27-2008, 05:24 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Recommended? Yes

Comments: it locks and unlocks


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Zice's Reviews

03-22-2008, 10:12 AM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Price: $500.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great strong locker has many quirks that you have to get used to and it will completly change the way that the jeep drives, but once you get used to whats going on its not a big deal. I have this in my DD and in the snow it can get a little white nuckle. Im on my second one now though after blowing the first one out on the trail... still overall a very good locker..

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ga_mudder's Reviews

03-19-2008, 11:41 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Excellent traction


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BlueGerbil's Reviews

03-17-2008, 06:39 AM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It works, I canīt complain, it provides great traction.

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jeeperkt's Reviews

03-03-2008, 06:02 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Price: $500.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Awesome locker!

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44 NSB's Reviews

03-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Price: $699.00
Pros: Positively locks and you won't forget to activate it
Cons: Getting on and off the gas will change your direction a little
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Detroit Soft Locker works as intended, occasionally it makes a few noises (which I enjoy hey, it's a jeep)

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beefww's Reviews

02-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Price: $1,100.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Detroit both front and back! Fabulous and bullet-proof.

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Bajachief's Reviews

02-26-2008, 01:25 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Price: $1.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: works great, except for the occasional "BANG"

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Bob_R's Reviews

02-20-2008, 11:34 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Price: $600.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Have never had a more positive locker for on and off road


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mudmonkey2400's Reviews

04-10-2007, 05:08 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Price: $500.00
Pros: Cheaper than selectable. Strong/reliable.
Cons: Lotsa torque steer. Can't turn it off. Noisy every now and then.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The Detroit has been made since, what.. the beginning of time? It's been used in big rigs, back hoes, and other commercial equipment for years. I would venture to say that it's one of, if not the strongest/most reliable locker out there.

However, on the road you will notice it's there. Getting on and off the gas will sometimes try and make it change lanes with you. A little corrective steering takes care of that though. You get used to it very quickly. It's less obvious in a auto than an manual trans, I've heard, and it's a little smoother than a lunchbox locker.

Sometimes (about once every couple weeks for me) it'll make a loud metalic "Bang!" sound, that everyone around you can hear. People will think you broke something.

Edit: Ran it for about a year now. Sorta regret not getting a selectable. Kinda annoying if you have to drive it everyday. Performs flawlessly offroad though.


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jneal's Reviews

04-10-2007, 01:44 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Pros: racheting locker
Cons: poping will scare you at first
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I use this locker on my DD. The first week it racheted a few times a day. The first time this happens most people think I've been hit by another vehicle but after some break in it only pops about once a week now and I've had it for about 2 months.
I wouldnt recommend it for snowy places but you really get used to the drivestyle you have to adjust to.
Around here (South East) I wouldnt hesitate to say "get one" its kinda fun with the torque steer too.

I've been told that using an oil with a limited slip additive will help keep the pops down.


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JeepRocks86's Reviews

09-19-2006, 09:46 PM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Pros: Always locked. Strong. only heard of them breaking on BIG trucks and construction machinery
Cons: it's locked all the time. Has a lot of play . Not great on the street.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Overall it's a good locker. I wouldn't do it in a daily driver. it has a lot of play. It works like a ratchet for your sockets.


Haik's Reviews

09-15-2006, 01:15 AM
Tractech Detroit Locker
Price: $800.00
Pros: Fulltime locked differential, Rock solid construction, Reliable
Cons: Excessive tire wear, Install not for amatures, changes the way you drive
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is an unselectable, fulltime locker. It is always engaged. You will find that while excellerating through turns the vehical wants to drive straight. Torque-steer is increased for anyone already experiencing it with their lift kit/tire combo.

Overall I'm quite happy with this locker, I did plenty of research and knew what I was buying. Although plenty of people use a detroit locker in a daily driver, I would not recommend it especialy if you are living in an area that gets snow.

Even though this system is rock solid as stated in the pros, I would highly recommend going with a selectable locker if you have the extra money kicking around, but for anyone who wants a no-bull locking solution, go with Detroit.

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