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Old 01-10-2006, 02:11 AM
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Question Lockers

Say, does a 95 F250 PSD 4x4 have an automatic locker in the rear?
If not, what kind of locker would you advice me?
What are your experiences?

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Personally, I'd go with Detroit. If there are others though, don't know much about them.
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ford does not put a full locker in anything. look at your tag. if the gear ratio says, and ill just use a 3.73 for example, 3 73, you have a conventional open diff. if it says 3L 73 you have a posi, or a limited slip rear end. it uses clutch packs to allow the rear end to lock up when needed but to allow the outside tire to turn faster when cornering. it does not provide the same amount traction during heavy 4bying, but is more "user friendly" and economical than a full locker and still ads semi-locking ability. if you are going to put a full locker under it, buy a detroit, and also, remember to match your gear ratio with the front diff, or change the front diff to the same ratio as the new one your puting in, or you will tear the front end....or an axle or something, right out the first time you engage your 4x4
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:51 PM
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What about ARB air lockers? Any good? I'm not really gonna buy one, just curious. But I would like to have a true locker in the rear...I get a lot of one wheel wondering...
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:27 PM
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I've got the Detriot in mine for the rear and a Tru-Trac in the front. I love 'em. I was gonna go with ARB's front and rear but they wouldnt fit in my budget.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:59 AM
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We have been running a detroit in our race car for years now and it is great. You can leave hard enough to pull the wheels and not worry about breaking the rear.
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:21 PM
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I probably asked this before already but I have since forgotten. How exactly does your detroit work? Got a switch to activate it or something? Or is it locked all the time? Or does it lock up when a certain amount of torque is thrown at it?
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:43 PM
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ARB lockers

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What about ARB air lockers? ...
They seem great, but a bit complicated and pricey.
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:30 AM
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The Detroit we run stays locked almost all the time until it feels a side load like when turning hard it will unlock itself. Although remember that if you are turning and decide to get back on the gas hard it will lock up and begin to push you straight even you want to go another way. Learned this the hard way.
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Old 01-13-2006, 09:41 AM
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what about in wet conditions and turning, will one of the tires slip or if you get on the gas will the rear try to come around to the front?
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