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Old 06-19-2010
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Nice 9”er, sweet… I have a question though and not criticizing.
The Detroit, yes by far the best locker out there, yes the locked rear is a must for off-roading.
Since the back of the Ranger is sssooo lite and the Detroit may never differentiate, why not just run a spool, a lot cheaper ?

Again your call not mine but just thinking on it.
I am running a D60 in the rear of a Jeep (CJ8) w/Detroit and it does not let go at all and corners are all chirps.
If I had it to do again and to save some money I guess a spool would be a good idea.
Just wanted to hear what you thought.

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your point is pretty valid in terms of that, BUT the detroit i have does unlock when i get off the gas (most of the time) and its nice because it just makes it easier to move around the neighborhood and etc vs having to deal with a spool....and kinda saves the life of ones tires?

having said that though....if my axle didnt come with a detroit in the rear, i would have just gone with a spool.....especially for predictability...because sometimes you just dont know when your detroit has actually unlocked or not...because in parkinglots...it just doesnt unlock in time when i decide to park...but a detroit is a detroit and its what i got so i cant complain too much.
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your point is pretty valid in terms of that, BUT the detroit i have does unlock when i get off the gas (most of the time) and its nice because it just makes it easier to move around the neighborhood and etc vs having to deal with a spool....and kinda saves the life of ones tires?

having said that though....if my axle didnt come with a detroit in the rear, i would have just gone with a spool.....especially for predictability...because sometimes you just dont know when your detroit has actually unlocked or not...because in parkinglots...it just doesnt unlock in time when i decide to park...but a detroit is a detroit and its what i got so i cant complain too much.
Came with the axle, all installed, NICE !
Good Luck, nice setup.
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Its the first time i try a detroit and didnt have anybody around me that had one to see the feeling, having known i might ive gone with a spool. It unlocks sometimes but the majority of the turn it stays locked.
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Old 10-27-2010
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well after a summer of beating on it i was surprise how well the setup hold out. Have some bug to work out this winter like a doubler (the front output yoke of my 1354 move half an inch up and down so ill go with the lo of my 1354 to a dana 300 clocked so the front drive shaft has less angle). The truck need to be atleast 2 inch lower. Have to relocate the gas tank on full flex it comes in contact with the rear driveshaft. Need bigger tire, going with 39 next summer. If we have the time this winter would like to go 3 link and coil over on the rear. Also need to change the flare on the rear the front ill go with kartek polyurethane fender (if anyone has some experience with them let me know how you find them.
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P.s. So the only thing that having know i wouldnt have done different is the rear detroit, would have gone with a rear arb airlocker. Lost the truck on a rainy day due to speed and the detroit locking on change of line, scared the hell out of me, would have destroyed the truck having it the ciment divider.
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Old 10-28-2010
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OK on the Locker and losing it $ucks sometimes but having teh locker in teh woods helps.
If I get something for the truck it will be either a Ox, 1st choice w/electric actuator, or an ARB.

Luck with it and again the truck looks great.
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Well after this week i really need to update the pic, ive completely redesigned the front end with coil and shock. Im transfering the 14 inch coil over to the rear with a one link set-up on the back. The front was lowered 4 inch and i removed the 3 inch mechanic suspension lift i did when i firts did my sas, changed the arm bracket at the frame for some slimer one and redid the trans crossmember so it will fit with the double transmission and the np231 thats going in. Started to work on the truck monday afternoon 12 hours shift and should be halft there friday. The suspension should be working so i can put the truck back on the trailer to clear the lift, after that ill just have to cut the frame just over the axles on the rear and finish the roll cage bed area.


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