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Detroit Locker vs Detroit Truetrac

I am getting ready to put gears in my truck so I am thinking of putting a locker in too. I use it to tow a lot and I want better traction in the mountains, in sand and mud especially when yanking trailers around. It needs to work just as well in reverse as it would in drive. Which one would you recommend?

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I'd look at the Yukon Grizzly Locker. Slightly cheaper than the Detroit with a MUCH better warranty.

With the Truetrac if you totally loose traction in one wheel you will not have any bias to transfer to the other wheel and you'll be dead in the water so to speak.

I'd do the locker, either the Yukon or the Detroit is you want to absolutely have power to both wheels no matter what.

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Ill add, with the trutrac even if one side is off the ground spinning all you have to do is tap the brake and that will engage the worm gears and lock it in to full posi.

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How much does it cost to haves locker installed, generally? I realized how much I want one of these while pulling a guy out of the river yesterday, haha.


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TruTrac. Without a question. If you did more four wheeling than driving on pavement, I'd say the Detroit Locker.

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FWIW, most places advertise tru-trac for tires less than 35"...or that's what I have found but that's not etched in stone. I vote locker.

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I have a True Trac and I'm not that crazy about it. I'll spare you the details, but I wish now that I would have dropped the extra dough then and bought a Detroit Locker. The wheel base, width, and weight of our trucks eliminate a lot of the things normally associated with a locker. We have a Detroit Locker in a short bed half ton on 38s and it's fine on road.

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I've had a Detroit locker in mine for about 7 years with no issues or complaints.

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I ran a tru trac in my 02 F150 Screw with 38x14.50x15 and it did great. I will go tru trac again for sure.



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Good info! I will look into the Yukon Grizzly Locker I did not know they made one. So are there any issues with running a locker with 10k loads on or offroad?

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