View Full Version : front locker ??

01-29-2008, 05:57 PM
I'm thinking of putting a locker in the front of my f250, I'm going with an automatic locker just wonder peoples thoughts on detroits EZ locker vs. their noSpin anyone running one of these good or bad? any other sugestion on a front locker?

01-29-2008, 05:59 PM
Is it a DD?

01-29-2008, 06:03 PM
ya that was the reason for auto locker

01-29-2008, 07:25 PM
anyone know a good place to get a locker?

Always broke
01-29-2008, 07:36 PM
Try Jeep thrills ask for b

01-29-2008, 08:02 PM
an auto locker ?

01-29-2008, 08:34 PM
I run a Lockright in the front. Find your best price online, and pester the guys at Lordco until they match it. :D

01-29-2008, 09:13 PM
If its a DD why not go with a LSD up front?, I have a true-trac up front and love it, works great.

01-29-2008, 09:33 PM
Why DD a truetrac when you can DD a Lockright?

01-30-2008, 12:48 AM
detroit locker no spin is the real deal

got mine for $530 usd from completeoffroad.com

i never did check with Lordco, but i bought all my axle gear when the dollar was at par so it worked out good.

and what does it matter if its a daily driver or not, if you want a locker, then why not get the best one you can get and have it reliable and last a long time.

01-30-2008, 12:58 AM
A lunchbox locker goes in with no extra parts or cost. If you are changing the oil and u-joints its almost no extra work to put in a Lockright.

A true-trac or a Detroit both need bearings pressed on and the gear pattern checked, and corrected if necessary - a bit of a bitch on Dana axles.

I run a Lockright in the front and a Detroit in the back. It was money well spent for 100% traction. None of that posi or truetrac stuff is 100%. [16]

Lordco carries Richmond Gear products (i.e. Lockright) but not Detroit.

01-30-2008, 01:08 PM
why dose it matter if its a dd when you have locking hubs and a detroit would be the best or a real good posi unit

01-30-2008, 01:18 PM
why dose it matter if its a dd when you have locking hubs and a detroit would be the best or a real good posi unit

You're right - it doesn't matter how extreme you go when you can unlock the hubs.

IMO the posi or tru-trac are a waste because the install is as involved at a Detroit and either one still lets a wheel spin when you really, really want it not to.

01-30-2008, 01:27 PM
A buddy of mine used a detroit ez locker in the front of his and it wore the corners of the teeth down twice, he then switched to a lock rite and hasn't had a problem since? I've got a lock rite in the front of mine and I have never had a problem with the locker but broke carriers twice.:dontknow:

01-30-2008, 01:51 PM
Also look at your choice this way:

If you are rebuilding a diff, or doing bearings, or changing the ratio already, then installing a full-case locker (Detroit) is no extra work.

If you are adding a locker to a running/driving vehicle, then a lunchbox locker is a quick/easy/cheap install.

01-30-2008, 03:20 PM
Just don't do a lockwrong.. get an aussie if you decide to put in a lunchbox locker

dirka dave
02-01-2008, 09:20 AM
Detroit is hands down the best locker, but for the front if you can afford it, go with a selectable type, OX, E-locker or what I have in the front of my 82' toy an ARB. A truetrack would be my next choice. :confused0006: