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Old 12-16-2007, 01:26 AM   #1
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Question lockers???

The kid behind the counter at my local 4x4 shop only wanted to sell me an ARB set up, sadly we dont have that kinda cash. So my question is.... What have you guys heard about the Detroit Trutrac or the Detroit ECTED Electrically Activated Locker. our rig is only off road 2 to 4 times a year so what do you all think would be best?

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Old 12-16-2007, 02:19 AM   #2
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i would say if you're only off road 3-4 times a year, get the Detroit Trutrac. i wouldnt spend the extra cash on a full locker if i was only offroad that much a year. just my .02

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Old 12-20-2007, 06:43 PM   #3
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The Ected is made by Auburn, not Detroit. It's junk.
The Truetrac is a great choice if you only plan to lightly wheel a couple of times a year.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:46 PM   #4
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:53 PM   #5
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How about a lockright?
It really depends on what you need.
I rarely recommend an insert style locker for a rear axle application. They wear out over time and are prone to breakage. Because you retain the factory case, the unit is much weaker than a full case Detroit Locker or any aftermarket diff, for that matter. The Powertrax No Slip is the only insert style that doesn't wear but it's nearly as expensive as a Detroit so why bother?
For a front application they're ok (most any insert style) but they don't last forever. Some people get good longevity while others get very poor.
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:47 AM   #6
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save your money and don't invest anything in the d35. just buy a ford 8.8 ls rear. if thats not in the budget (not much more than a cheap lunchbox locker) and you're not planning on wheelin too much, then make friends with a welder and weld your spiders.

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