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Unread 07-08-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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Detroit locker in front? And regear?

I am installing a super 35 in my YJ and going to regear while I am at it. I have a manual with 35's. I see most of you guys are recommending 4.88's? So while I am in the front (Dana 30) I am also going to upgrade the axle shafts and carrier. Does anyone run a Detroit locker in the front? Opinions??

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Unread 07-08-2005, 04:12 PM   #2
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Whats the reason nobody runs a Detroit soft locker in front?? Doesnt it work just like the lockright etc...?
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Unread 07-08-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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putting a detroit in the front affects your turning radius tremedously while you are in 4x4. most guys run a limited slip or a selecatable in the front. while a detroit locker is fantastic in the rear, it has drawbacks in the front. I would suggest a truetrac in the front.
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Unread 07-08-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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drop a lunchbox in, I put in an aussie and it works great not to mention how much less they cost than a detroit
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Unread 07-09-2005, 09:41 AM   #5
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putting a detroit in the front affects your turning radius tremedously while you are in 4x4. most guys run a limited slip or a selecatable in the front. while a detroit locker is fantastic in the rear, it has drawbacks in the front. I would suggest a truetrac in the front.
Most people that wheel run full lockers in front. LSD's are a waste of money. My detroit is awesome. I wouldn't have anything else.
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Unread 07-09-2005, 09:51 AM   #6
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Holy crap! Everyone has much different views on this! I have to buy a new carrier to hold the 4.88's im installing so the aussie is out. The only reason I am looking at the detroit is because it IS the carrier. I'm ditching the disconnect on the axle and installing a one piece axle so that shouldnt be a factor. I just want to be sure that on the street in 2wd it will cause no problems?????????????
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Unread 07-09-2005, 09:53 AM   #7
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Most people that wheel run full lockers in front. LSD's are a waste of money. My detroit is awesome. I wouldn't have anything else.
Yes I dont really want to go with the LSD in front after all this work. Do you run the Detroit soft locker and do you have lockout hubs? Some places recommend lockouts be installed on the YJ with the Detroit. I see no reason why it will not behave just like a lock right or others in the front?
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Unread 07-09-2005, 10:00 AM   #8
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Most people that wheel run full lockers in front. LSD's are a waste of money. My detroit is awesome. I wouldn't have anything else.
guess we wheel different
most guys I run with do not want to limit the turning radius with a auto locker, they go selectable or Limited slip
Anyway it is a preference thinggy,
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