I love my Detroit Locker. It is bullet proof, and unstoppable. I have driven it in everything from snow to mud to rocks.
Pros: -Bullet Proof
-Both wheels are completly locked together
-Unlocks on turns so no chirping or hopping
-Cheaper than selectable locker
-Dont have to worry about turning it on (No parts that might break, leaving u stuck)
Cons: -Loud bang every 50-100 miles due to built in pre-lash ( I love this)
-Changes handling slightly (took me a week to get used too)
-Somewhat of a jerkier ride
-Some people say in the snow the jeep will want to go straight while turning because the locker wont unlock ( I had it in 4 wheel drive, and was unstoppable)
-Tires will wear out quicker
Hope this helps.
No more jeep for now
But I have free kandy and kittens in the back of my van
I run an auburn ected now in my 30 and beat the hell out of it not 1 problem, just a little slow to release, but i am onto the ox for the 44 that is going in...
'06 X 6spd...
milemarker 8k,junkyard lift w/ skyjacker nitro shocks,smitybuilt bumper, kc daylighters, auburn ected d30, 34" swampers, new project dana44 hp and 9" axle swap with 4.88/locked f/r , new new project full traction 6" long arm...
Um, I might not be as up to date on my JK's as I should, but when did aftermarket lockers start popping up?
Edit: I stand corrected. Looking around the interwebs a little I have found that OX and ARB have lockers available for the JK D30 and "NON-Rubicon" D44. Arb is also putting together a JK 44 rear 35 spline setup.
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Theres always the lincoln rear locker and OX cable for the front
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98% of people when they are about to go into the ditch say "oh shit!" The other 2% are Minnesotans and when we are about to go into a ditch we say "Hold my beer and watch this shit!"
I have the detroit in the rear and the OX up front
I like them both but I paid $200 total for both lockers
If I had the money I would go with arb the arb ingages and disingages faster and easier then the ox
I have to think ahead of time when ingaging my ox locker sometimes it doesnt ingage right away so If I'm on an obstical and need the locker I most of the time have to back off and back up a little and then forward to get it to engage
the detroit you dont even think about
infact I ran a spool in the rear before I got the detroit and the detroit seemed to me like a limited slip I dont even notice it
Unless I let off the gas and then gas is again I feel a little side to side motion in the back