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post #1 of 8 Old 04-28-2002, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Detroit Lockers on the street?

I heard that the Detroit Lockers that come with the Superior 35 Kit are automatic. Does that mean they are always on so I won't be able to drive it on the street? Or are they like QuadraTrac and kick in when you need it. Im thinking about just getting a Super 35 Kit for my new YJ because it comes with a locker and then I won't have to buy a new axle for just 33" tires.

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PS: Where would be the cheapest place to find a Super 35 Kit?

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Detroits are always locked. Not to good for a lot of street driving, shorter turning radius more than average tread ware

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Is it posible to get the Super 35 kit without lockers? or with another type of locker?

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-28-2002, 09:05 PM
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I have a detroit ez locker in the rear. It's kind of a pain in the rear to get used to, but after that it's just a pain in the rear. You will learn how it works and how to drive with it. Basically anytime the axle is being rotated by the drive shaft, the locker is engaged. To disengage it, drop to neutral and wait a second. It also engages right before you take off, so be sure to let the clutch out just enough to engage the locker then take off. You will feel it lock. Don't be in a hurry with corners, take your foot off the gas. This is a good beginning you will be able to figure the rest out as you drive. Best advice....get air lockers.
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So...and I know this has been asked/answered before, for a "daily driver" are air lockers the best way to go?

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I put a Super 35 in my 97 TJ. Love it.
The Detroit is rock solid, but disengages when turning corners. You will hear a slight clicking sound. It is actually smoother than the Power Trax no slip I had in the stock rear. I modified the no slip and put it in the front Dana 30. It cluncks occasionally, but the traction of both axles locked is worth it.
My TJ is lifted 6.25 inches in front and 5 in rear, with 33 x 12.5 rubber. Tire wear is now less than the stock with the power trax in the rear. Changed the gearing to 3.73 when I did the axles as well.
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Use the search button, this topic has been covered in depth before. Not to be rude, but you will be able to find more information that way.

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quote:
Originally posted by wcr16:
So...and I know this has been asked/answered before, for a "daily driver" are air lockers the best way to go?

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