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Old 06-30-2003, 02:05 AM
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Are detroit lockers streetable?

Yeah so my traction lok is shot. Who knows? I was thinking of getting a detroit locker because i know where i could get one for cheap. I've heard theyre not real streetable because they lock and unlock. What do you guys think? What about an auburn locker? HOw do those even work???

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I have heard of people running them on the street. Then again the last person I heard running it was a kid at school who probably didn't know what he had and decided his rear end was going to be a detriot locker. (in a foxbody mustang, go figure hey?)
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If you dont mind the occasional clunking sound they are streetable, Ive been very happy with the lockright for its price range.
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I knew of 2 cars back in the day running Dteroit Lockers, a new Boss 302 4 Spd. '70 Cougar Eliminator and a new 429 SuperCJ 4 Spd. '70 Torino GT Convertible with the Drag Pak, both had 4.10 gears. The Torino is still in the area with 17K on the clock and never ever saw wet pavement, the Cougar got totalled in '71 but the owner was my friend's older brother and I remember him complaining about trying to turn sharp corners when the pavement was damp or dusty. The front wanted to push and one rear tire would drag. Otherwise, yes, they were streetable depending on your definition of streetable.
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I have 1 in my 32 Roadster..............

It has almost 50 thousand miles..........

No problems.............

http://www.streetrodstuff.com/Studio...ide.php?id=574 for photos......

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damn....11.88

thats really really really really fast.

how big of tires do you have on that beast?
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You could always just get the electronic locker. That way you have a choice to peg leg it or burn them both.
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damn....11.88

thats really really really really fast.

how big of tires do you have on that beast?






9 and 1/2 inch wide.......... but they are soft......

You just warm them up a little, run the RPMs up to 2200 and then slowly mash the pedal when the light comes on, then let the Roadster settle down and by 2nd gear have it planted on the floor.

With only 2240 lbs (plus me) to carry down the track........let the motor do the work.

The harder you try to leave..the slower the ET.






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I certainly appreciate all the feedback. My track roadster will weigh out about 1600-1650 lbs dry with more than half on the rear. It is really only for cruising burger joints and I guess I'm wondering about pushing the front wheels in a direction that they aren't aimed while I'm trying to park. I know the Detroit Locker can be assembled with a range of spring pressures which I presume controls how soon the unit locks as the power is applied. Does anyone know?
Also does anyone have experience with "true track", "diamond track" or "triple track" differentials. I think at least some of those are worm gear designs. Does anyone know if they control power differently than the locker? That's a lot of advice to ask for...thanks for your time. Jim
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