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Old 02-27-2012, 06:52 AM
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So I have been doing some research through the forum and still can't figure out which locker would be best for my application. My truck is a daily driver and when I'm home I do some occasional towing until I get a boat, then it will be quite a bit of towing. I want something along the lines of being able to launch with both wheels spinning and definitely reliable. I don't want something uncontrollable in a turn or in extremely wet roads or even the occasional ice.

Anybody have some ideas on which locker I should be going with? Any input definitely appreciated.

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My vote is for the Detroit Tru-trac. It's not a true locker, it is more of a limited slip or posi, but will definitely leave two long black marks on the pavement. My truck is used just like you described. I don't do any hard core off roading. The tru-trac as really good road manners, much better than a full locker, and it is cheaper and easier to install than an air locker. It is much stronger than the factory limited slip so I know it can stand up to any of the abuse I will put it through.
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Nice. I was leaning towards a tru-trac or an air locker anyway. Is Eaton the only brand out there? If not are they the only ones worth buying? How does it handle on ice?
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For air lockers I am told ARB is the way to go. There are a couple other brands, here's some options at 4wheel Parts

The tru-trac is pretty civilized in the snow. Since it isn't locked all the time, it doesn't slide right away. If you punch it on snow or ice, then it'll lock up and get a little squirrely, but even an old one wheel wonder will do that. Overall, it is very easy to dtrive in snow and very streetable, so I think it is well suited for the weekend warrior type of truck.
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Thank you for the info. I'll check into it.
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For air lockers I am told ARB is the way to go. There are a couple other brands, here's some options at 4wheel Parts

The tru-trac is pretty civilized in the snow. Since it isn't locked all the time, it doesn't slide right away. If you punch it on snow or ice, then it'll lock up and get a little squirrely, but even an old one wheel wonder will do that. Overall, it is very easy to dtrive in snow and very streetable, so I think it is well suited for the weekend warrior type of truck.
You power level is where I would like to be, Would it hold up to sled pulls and hard launches?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:41 AM
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So far so good! I haven't pulled with it, but plenty of boosted launches, and no problems
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you wont hurt a tru trac.
i have one and love it. you cant tell its there unless you stand on it and leave 2 black marks.
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Arbs are really good for a selectable locker choice, also Yukon has some choices that are really strong. Lockrite, eaton and tru trac are also good for mechanical. I run Arbs in my jeep personally....
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you wont hurt a tru trac.
i have one and love it. you cant tell its there unless you stand on it and leave 2 black marks.
mike
I bought a True-Trac back in 06, it works ok all around, even at the truck pulls. But, the one thing it does that has me ready to swap it for a Detroit Locker is that it is a one tire fire when I crank the wheel to the right and punch it. Further, while it leaves two marks, when the torque bleeds off, it turns to one.

Maybe I just drive my truck too hard, but I'm not too thrilled with my True Trac given the $600 I spent on it at Summit Racing. If I had it to do again, I would have put in a Detroit Locker or a Power Tracks Lock Right.
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