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Non selectable lockers?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by FLtaco, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    FLtaco

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    What are the downfalls of non selectable ones suck as detroits that engage when throttling and disengage when turning besides non being selectable? Bad for highway driving? Mileage? Or nothing really bad? Installation difficulty?
     
  2. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

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    A detroit is locked. period, when you turn your rearend stays locked and if you get too much of a bind on it then you could start breaking stuff. it will be bad for your tires too.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    I thought detroits unlocked when you let off throttle? I thought it said that online
     
  4. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    Detroit (Eaton) makes limited slip differentials such as the TruTrac
    but THE Detroit Locker is locked all the time like Mud Bug says.

    Generally not recommended for any kind of street duty vehicle.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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  6. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    oh ok... you are right... I didn't read down far enough
    Damn I hate when I do that


    It is engineered to keep both wheels in a constant drive mode, and has the ability to automatically allow wheel speed differentiation when required.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    well i learned something new today lol
     
  8. Jul 23, 2010 at 2:52 AM
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    Same here. Thank you.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2010 at 4:16 AM
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    my friend's dad said he once had one and every once in a while when letting up the clutch to move from a stop the truck jolted and it felt like he was being rearended. he says thats what it was because of but their technology might have advanced since then.
     
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