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Old 09-10-2012, 06:20 PM
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Smile Detroit locker

Does anyone have information on prices and where to get a Detroit locker for my 03 F250 7.3? not really interested in air lockers or manual lockers, i have had the Detroit locker in 1 other truck and it is hard to beat for traction.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:44 AM
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what r detroit lockers?
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^LOL!!!!


But seriously, why the need for a detroit locker? LSD rear isn't enough for you?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:40 AM
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If you ever had one you wouldn't want anything else. Don't have to lock hubs as often. A little wet grass and limited slip is spinning. Limited slip lets the wheel with the least resistance spin so the wheel without traction spins? Wouldn't it make sense for the wheel with the most resistance do the pulling? When in 4 wheel drive the 2 wheels with least resistance spin so the least traction wheels pull? What kind of lockers do you guys have installed?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:53 AM
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Yes I had a hummer with front/rear lockers... unfortunately those were only Eatons not Detroits


I digress, the stock lsd in my f250 is absolutely amazing. The lsd fires up rather quickly; I have NO complaints about it. Never have trouble in wet grass, mud, snow or ice. Although, I would expect not with the beefy mud tires I'm running.

Between the weight of the truck, the beefy tires, and lsd, I can full-blown race somebody in the snow I get so much traction.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:08 AM
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I agree! If your LS is in working order, it works well.

I think the problem is that too many people follow Fords recommendation and add Way Too Much friction modifier, preventing the clutches from working properly (Ford does it to limit complains about chatter). If you don't hear Any chatter, now & then under special circumstances like very tight turns up hill, the thing's not working!
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:49 AM
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I agree! If your LS is in working order, it works well.

I think the problem is that too many people follow Fords recommendation and add Way Too Much friction modifier, preventing the clutches from working properly (Ford does it to limit complains about chatter). If you don't hear Any chatter, now & then under special circumstances like very tight turns up hill, the thing's not working!
Agreed. Some synthetic royal purple and NO modifier in the rear does GREAT for LSD guys.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:06 PM
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Any real off road time and a ls will slip. They are really a joke as far as lockers are concerned.
A Detroit will never slip under power unless it's broken. In my opinion it's the most solid reliable hassle free locker. No buttons lines wires compressors just push the gas and it turns into a spool. I drove with one on the street forever and you don't even notice once you know how to drive it.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:36 AM
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That's why i am interested in putting one in my f250. If anyone had installed one please let me know where to purchase and any of your experiences.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:14 AM
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Google it they are sold everywhere
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