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Old 03-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #1
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Detroit Locker in the rear

I have a question for those that run an automatic locker. I live in pennsylvania and will be moving to buffalo, New York soon. I just purchased a detroit locker and am planning on istalling it in my rear dana 44. Is there anything I should be worried about in the snow. What about if im driving and one of my tires hits a puddle in the summer time? I am basically planning on using the jeep for offraoding but some situations might warrant me driving my jeep versus my tauras, deep snow or a date with a jeep chick? Anything I should know?

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Old 03-04-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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I ran a detriot in my CJ, It will let you know its back there, banging popping. Never had an issue in the snow. Had a full time in the front on the TJ and it sucked in snow, pulled left right all over the place.. hated to drive with it. But only in back axle was fine. As for hitting a puddle you may get wet. On the highway, when shift sometimes it it would push the rear end over, kind of like it would change lanes for you...LOL Also the first time it unloads(usually on slow speed sharp turns in my case) on pavement, you will think your axle just blew up, but all is normal.

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:36 PM   #3
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I've heard that you should drive a rig with one before you put one in your own rig.
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well now he will get to drive his own rig with one

i think you'll be fine if you take it easy. you'll get used to it
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I have driven a chevelle with a detroit rear, but that wasnt in the snow, and a 240sx with a welded rear in the rain. The are completely differant though especially with the short wheel base of the jeep. In the 240sx the whole point was to get the car sideways and lose traction. Anyways, Thanks for your help guys.
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The only thing you will notice is the locker, or any traction device, will tend to push you straight while it's locked, let off the gas and that solves that problem.
Once you are in 4wd then it's like it's on rails once the front starts pulling it's own weight It's called 'snow plowing', if you have ever driven a plow you know it right away.
My XJ is locked, ZJ is locked, one of the TJ's is locked, the unlocked TJ stays in the driveway during snow storms.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:45 PM   #7
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Thats what I like to hear. I have never driven a snow plow before though. I was always the guy shoveling the sidewalks. Do you have an auto locker, 4jeep?
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Thats what I like to hear. I have never driven a snow plow before though. I was always the guy shoveling the sidewalks. Do you have an auto locker, 4jeep?
Current setup is ARB's front and rear
Past jeeps:
01 TJ front lockright rear trashlock
85 CJ rear detroit

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