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Rear Axles... Lockers... Help!
I touched on this before but I broke a left rear shaft and replaced it. Now, my detroit locker will no longer unlock. I spoke with Eaton tech support and he said that I stripped off the teeth from the shock of the broken shaft which will apply un equal load and make it lock up. He said it was pretty common. I havent open it back up because I have to drive it still. I need to clean my stock carrier and get it ready to go back in there but its all rusted from sitting for 5 years or so.
The AAM1150's are huge money and parts are huge money like ring and pinion and lockers. The dana 80 is cheap but they dont offer 4.56 gears for it and I am not sure about the width. I think that a cab and chassis F350 Dana 80 may be my best bet. But then I need to change my front ratio as well and would have to run a 4.30 in both. Any input? Im lost!
I am sick and tired of this rear end...
06 F250 Reg Cab. ARP's, RCD Billet Powermax, Warren 190/100's, Areo A1000 Pump, Driven Diesel Reg Return, All AN Lines from the sump, Intake and Exhaust, 4" BDS Lift, Long Arm 4-Link, Dana 80 swap, 1480 u-joints, 4"/.108 driveline, Detroit Lockers (both axles), Warren Trans w/ Billet Shafts, Drive Flanges, 35"s, Traction Bars, Front Suspension Stops(For Tug-A-Truck), Rear Suspension Stops, Custom Hitch, Roll Pan, Lots of Drive Shafts, Axles, and Pinions.