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Old 02-13-2017, 11:00 AM   #1
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Is anyone on here running a Detroit Locker? How do you like it on the street and at the track? How noisy is it? The new ones are supposed to be very quiet and strong. I have an Aburn Pro Series now and hate it!
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I have one in my 68 chevelle. Once and awhile you get a clunk but I like it cause its acts like a spool but unlocks. Some guys dont have good luck with them but Ford used them in the Hi-po cars.
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Is anyone on here running a Detroit Locker? How do you like it on the street and at the track? How noisy is it? The new ones are supposed to be very quiet and strong. I have an Aburn Pro Series now and hate it!
To be honest probably the worse option for street/strip application especially with a manual transmission and a torque arm vehicle.
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To be honest probably the worse option for street/strip application especially with a manual transmission and a torque arm vehicle.
Why do you say its the worst option? Works in my car but I have yet taken it to the track. I have A th400 auto
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Why do you say its the worst option? Works in my car but I have yet taken it to the track. I have A th400 auto

Like I explained with a manual and a torque arm is a different beast than a leaf spring or four link vehicle. Today there is better options, our Powertrax will handle the same if not more abuse and drive like stock.
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Anyone else using a Detroit Locker? Did it help your car hook?
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The Detroit locker is one of the only differentials I have yet to see break in a stick car. My car dead hooks with the Detroit locker with 26/10.5/16 et streets. I know a lot of guys running them. Most of the other options break if the car wheel hops. The Detroit locker has been bulletproof for me. When I put in the 9" I had suspension issues initially and had horrible wheel hop. I did a few 6k dumps on slicks that wheel hopped and I swear the Detroit locker was laughing. I was glad the locker was back there to take the punishment. Once you learn how to drive with it you barely know it's there.
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