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Old 18-06-10, 06:38 AM
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Is anyone using a Detroit locker in a D2 with TC?
I know a ARB would be better and a Truetrac they say works ok with TC.

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Yes - i have a Detroit locker in my D2. Huge traction advantage.

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nee, locker alleen

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Total cost please and do I order or is there stock available?

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21k for both front and back ARB for my jeep including the ARB high out pump and installation. got a good deal from megaworld capetown.

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the issue of lockers working with TC is actually hilarious.
locker works, TC does not have to. no problem. truetrac takes too long to work, TC takes over. wasted money.
there seems to be many comebacks on Detroits lately and quite often the diff suffers damage when the Detroit breaks. not sure about the Jeep but know that from a reliability point of view the trend seems to be to fit ARB.
then at the back only. with rear and centre locked and TC at front, there is very little improvement that can be expected fitting a truetrac or even a ARB front as well.
ARB around R15 000 on the Landy fitted rear only.

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But why are the Detroits breaking,my diff components last,it's the Detroit itself that breaks-twice now!

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either the quality or the design has changed.
ARB seems the better of the equipment.

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21k for both front and back ARB for my jeep including the ARB high out pump and installation. got a good deal from megaworld capetown.
far below cost! can you show me an invoice or quote please?

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Fitting ANY axle locker is pretty pointless without the centre diff locked.

For me, if your going to do it, do it right and once..........none of them compare to the ARB "imo"

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the issue of lockers working with TC is actually hilarious.
locker works, TC does not have to. no problem. truetrac takes too long to work, TC takes over. wasted money.
there seems to be many comebacks on Detroits lately and quite often the diff suffers damage when the Detroit breaks. not sure about the Jeep but know that from a reliability point of view the trend seems to be to fit ARB.
then at the back only. with rear and centre locked and TC at front, there is very little improvement that can be expected fitting a truetrac or even a ARB front as well.
ARB around R15 000 on the Landy fitted rear only.
sorry for the hi jack ......

landyluvver, ive been thinking of putting lockers front and back on my puma 130 seeing that it does not come out with abs or traction control. all the other pumas do, but it actually suits me, less blik brein that can go wrong

do you think its worth the extra moola for a front one as well

ive read front lockers can be very dangerous, can create unexpected grip. but also read its safer on a lwb. the 130 is veeeeeeeery long. so if thats
true then it should be safe, what do you think ?

front and rear lockers with a full ome and 55mm lift should make griet a VERY capable machine

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fitting an ARB front will limit you to going straight as with a locked front diff, you cannot turn. engaging front, centre and rear will obviously give the maximum traction but will make it undriveable. if your vehicle is equipped with TC, you are equipping yourself for a situation where i may find myself once in 10 years. at that point i would probably resort to using the winch to get me out of that situation. when hung up on an obstacle, all the lockers in the world will not get you out. only a recovery by kinetic or winch will free you from the obstacle.
the ARB rear, locked centre and TC front is the optimum situation for driveability. this is the configuration the D3 has and you can't get much better.
rather spend the money on a winch. will in my opinion be a better investment. at least the winch will offer more flexibility than a front ARB.
ARB goes for around R15k for the first one and then about R11k for the second.

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i would also spend money on underbody protection. the 130 is more likely to get hung up on the gearbox and a belly plate is a good investment.

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FYI, I've just been through a 2 week long execise installing a new Detroit locker (had one before in a Series III 109)

This time however we took it out after installation due to more than normal noises, not only the click-click but more like a grinding sound when turning.

I am opting for ARB now.

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Contact Barker perforemance and ask them for advise on the detroit. also had the problem and they manage to fix it
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yes, they replace the gears inside and 3 month later they have to redo it again. for some reason they do not last. ask Incrediblebob.

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fitting an ARB front will limit you to going straight as with a locked front diff, you cannot turn. engaging front, centre and rear will obviously give the maximum traction but will make it undriveable..
i would probably only use it to get out of situations...

does the rubicon not have front and rear lockers ? and the bruiser ?

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to my knowledge the only vehicle ever fitted with locker front as standard was the Gelandewagen.
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this toyo has it :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMhOh...eature=related

ps. i like the comment 2:25 sec's into the video

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[QUOTE=landyluvver;515098]to my knowledge the only vehicle ever fitted with locker front as standard was the Gelandewagen.
may be wrong.
76 Cruiser, Synchro Kombi they have them as standard don't they?

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most of the Toys come with rear as standard.
the VW works with torque converters and freewheel hubs and ...... (well, a lot of electrickery)

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i would also spend money on underbody protection. the 130 is more likely to get hung up on the gearbox and a belly plate is a good investment.
that why i want the ome with 55 mm lift. should then make the break over angle almost the same as a 110. or so me thinks

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Hi Guys,

We've been importing and installing lockers and gears for close on 7 years now.

I have made a point of fitting these lockers (Lock Right, Detroit, ARB) to my own vehicle, to ensure that we can give true and relevant advice when a customer needs to invest in traction.

Most people have a lot to say concerning lockers without ever having had one in their own vehicles.

I have had Lock Rights, Detroits and ARB in my own 4x4 and can truthfully say that all of them actually work!

Jokes aside, all lockers have pros & cons, as with anything in life, the question is whether you can live with it?

We have fitted plenty of Detroit rear & Truetrac front combos to Land Rovers with great results - in my opinion this is the best combination with the least hassles.

Let me explain:

Truetrac front will give you excellent traction with smooth torque transfer, without affecting your steering at all, especially in sandy and muddy conditions. In the event of a wheel lifting, resulting in essentially an open diff scenario, you can touch the brake pedal with your left foot which will result in torque being transferred to the wheel on the ground virtually instantaneous. The Truetrac also makes the vehicle want to track straight, which helps with lifted Landys where the caster is not what it should be. It also doesn't need special friction additives to operate and the all gear design makes it very reliable - All in all a good deal!
The only downside is that can and never will be a full locker.

Comparing the Truetrac to an ARB in a front application is quite unfair but lets do it anyway. When unlocked the ARB acts like your standard diff being open, remember the Truetrac is always working. When you lock the ARB it acts like a spool and no differentiation can take place, this makes steering very difficult and in most instances, downright impossible. Also, from personal experience, when you are in a situation where the ARB is locked and you want to unlock it and immediately turn, forget it, the locker does not disengage immediately like most people believe, it still needs to have the load on the gears relieved for the locker to unlock. This will only happen by either reversing or rocking the vehicle to assist in unlocking. For the rest the ARB works as it should. The units are very strong, I've only seen one destroyed and that was due to a ring & pinion breaking and the pieces going through the locker. Incidentally, we fixed it and it is working in a Disco 1 today.
The main gripe I have with the ARB is the complexity of all the groceries that make it work and make it work reliably. You have o-rings, solenoids, wiring, air pipes & fittings, compressor, clean oil. All this is needed to make the locker work! We've seen many instances where the air pipe gets hooked and pulled out of the diff, resulting in dirt entering the locker, damaging the bonded seal and voila, you have a locker not locking and a compressor which is running flat-out all the time. I'm not trying to discredit the ARB at all, they work great, but the auto lockers and Truetrac LSD have much less working parts and are thus much more reliable. They also don't need any driver intervention to make them work, which lets you get on with actually driving and less fiddling.

The Detroit Locker in the rear is my personal favorite. It is always locked and unlocks when needed when rounding corners. You do have a bit of tire chirping when accelerating heavily out of sharp corners but nothing to write home about. When tapping off and then accelerating out of corners, you do get some induced under-steer, but only for a split second, you quickly get used to it. The locking and unlocking is also smooth due to integrated synchronizer rings fitted to the Detroit. Many people ask about tire wear and lets nip this urban legend in the bud, I have not seen any appreciable extra tire wear with auto lockers. I got 80000 km on each of three different makes of tires with auto lockers and would have gotten more if it wasn't for the IFS front I had back then, stuffing up the tires.

There have been cases where the Detroit side gear blocks break when an axle shaft breaks, but you can have new ones made at any good engineering shop and your locker will be fine. Just don't keep on driving it while broken!

Remember, traction control is the manufacturers way of, cheaply, trying to keep your 4x4 moving forward. I don't like it at all as your vehicle basically has to be out of control, tires spinning, before the traction control intervenes. This places excessive strain on your ECU, brake system, tires and suspension. Having lockers with traction control means that there are less wheels spinning and the traction control doesn't need to intervene - a win-win situation.

We can go on comparing, but lets face it, buy what you like or can afford, all the lockers on the market work and have their place. Unfortunately it is a very subjective topic, what one person likes, will frustrate the living daylights out of another.
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Hi 4RNRRON

Thanks for the feedback . One of the best analyses I've seen.
You dont give a price for a Detroit type on Salisbury diff - any difference?

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Hi 4RNRRON,

Thank you for this information.

I have a 4L auto XJ, and I’m about to fit two Truetracks, but after reading your post I’m thinking of a Detroit for the rear, but how will it behave on tar during normal driving and towing a camping trailer with the auto box?

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Hi 4RNRRON,
Thank you for this information.
I have a 4L auto XJ, and Iím about to fit two Truetracks, but after reading your post Iím thinking of a Detroit for the rear, but how will it behave on tar during normal driving and towing a camping trailer with the auto box?
Hi Koos
We await 4RNRRon (where are earth did he get that user name ?) with interest.
My opinion is that the Detroit will be just fine in the back of your XJ.

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Pretdave,

The prices for the Salisbury Detroit used to be cheaper than the Rover mainly because the Salisbury Detroit fits the existing carrier and thus doesn't have its own "housing", where the Rover Detroit replaces the existing carrier.

Unfortunately the prices are now basically the same, maybe due to less demand for the Salisbury Detroit.

My username on other forums is Dieseldog, but this was taken here. I drive a SFA 4Runner and my name is Ronald, hence 4RNRRON.

Koos,

The Detroit will be fine in the rear of the XJ. Another option would be a Powertrax No-Slip, which is basically a Lock Right with synchronizer rings. This is quite a nice option as it is very affordable and doesn't bother you at all during normal daily driving.
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Ronald you still have that awsome 4runner? Guys have been having problems with the Detroits in rover diffs.

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Yes, it has morphed into quite a truckie! Now running 35" Bighorns with ARBs front & rear, dual transfer cases, KZTE with mechanical pump, Solid Front with 12" Fox shocks with external reservoirs. 430000km!

We just did an 8 day trip to Lesotho driving all the difficult passes known to man including Baboons. Actually found driving without the ARBs on, better in some places, as it tends to dig in more with them on.
Having driven Letele in both directions previously in 2003 and 2001, Baboons was a bit of a let-down as it has been moffiefied a bit by all the rock packing. We finished in 7.5 hrs and would have done it in 5 hours if we didn't have to pack a couple of rocks for the 100 Series Cruiser that was with us! To think the guys doing the Roof Of Africa on bikes, do Baboons in 45 minutes!
I still think Letele was the most challenging route in Lesotho, but unfortunately it was washed away and we'll need to get an alternative way to re-open it.

I know of the problem with the Detroits as explained earlier in my previous post, but seriously, making that little part is very easy. The problem is that the shock-load created when an axle shaft breaks, causes the part in the locker to shatter, but it does not always happen.
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