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Old September 1st, 2010, 10:24 PM
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Detroit lockers on Lightweight

Looking to put Detroit Truetrac lockers on the rear of my Lightweight, anyone have any input from an actual installation. Hopefullly should be done for the MAR
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contact Bill at Great Basin he would be the expert.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 08:46 AM
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Do you still have Lightweight axles or has it been converted to regular series stuff? You'll need to upgrade the axles too, 10 splines will never survive being locked all the time with a Detroit. Not sure if the Seriestrek axles are still available or if you'll have to pay GBR prices.
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....with a Detroit....
He said a Truetrac, not a Detroit, although he may be confused....

Which is it that you want? A Detroit Locker or a Truetrac? They are very different things.
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The Truetrac is made by Detroit and is a limited slip type locker as opposed to a true diff lock which when engaged makes steering very difficult
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The "Detroit Locker" is one product. The "Detroit Truetrac" is another product. They are both made by Eaton. You said "Detroit Truetrac Locker", thus why I asked to clarify.

The Truetrac is not a "limited slip" in the true sense. It is better described as a "torque biasing" differential. It does not need "slip" to transfer torque.

A Detroit Locker is always engaged. It does not make steering difficult when installed in the rear.

Both will work well in the rear of a lightweight. Which one you want would depend on your goals. You will need good quality aftermarket 24 spline shafts in either case.
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