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Old 10-07-2007, 09:39 PM
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I was just checking out some LSD and complete lockers, and actually found a mopar LSD unit for the same price as a Detroit Locker (Ebay). My question is how streetable is a Locker, and what are the pros and cons of an LSD opposed to a locker. Thanks in advance for your help and advice. Rob
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:32 PM
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Lockers are great for OFF ROAD not for street they engage hard you go thought tires much faster Than a Good LSD like Albrun or Eton.

I have also read that Full lockers are hairy to drive in snow and Ice.

I was Looking at A Detrot Truetrac my self but my Buddy that owns a rear end shop told me this is more for full on off road than Street.

Don't go with the stock type LSD that Chrysler sales I read just bad stories on the stock Carriors why get more headachs.
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:00 PM
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well, i've never had a problem with the stock rear in any of trucks with the exception of some things that i've done to it lol....but personally, I like the locker alot....street use it's a lil hairy to be using, but offroad it's great and i've never had any problems with it in the snow or rain (got em in my 77 powerwagon)...if your looking at an aftermarket LSD i'd go with either a Detroit TruTrac or Auburn LSD....my opinon would be to go ti the trutrac since it doesn't contain clutches like the Auburn but they are both quality units
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:06 PM
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Have you ever heard with either of these Auburn or the TruTrac about any rear end noise, or clunking?? Just a thought, I know that problem is more consistent with atrue locker but just wondering. Thanks
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:12 PM
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lockers are amazing... they may be hairy on the street but it just makes it fun...
plus if your driving anything worthy of a locker you shoul dknow how to drive...
i have a locker in my challenger which i used to drive every single day rain sno sleet or shine and it did me wonders! i also have a spool in my superbee and i drive that on the street too it dont bother me none.
just chirps about around corners.. so i say if you want amazing off road capibilitys and awsome grip on the street get a locker
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:06 AM
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Rob, I'm with Marv on this one. You need to determine exactly what you want out of the truck. If you're off-road 70% of the time (that doesn't mean a dirt road either) go with a locker, but you will not like it on road. I would also stay away from the OEM LSD, the clip issue is too much to take a chance on. Go Auburn.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:51 AM
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True Lockers are a wonderful thing -- in mud, on rocks, crossing water, going in a straight line, etc. They are perfect for your weekend off-road truck. They are, however, very impractical for pavement use. Tires will chirp around turns causing pre-mature wear of not only tires but front/rear end components as well. If your truck is a daily driver then the best investment you can make is in a good aftermarket LSD, or if you've got an excess of cash, then a selective locker you can turn on and off, like an ARB air locker.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:56 PM
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Hammer, does anyone evenmake a selectable locker for our Chrysler 9.25?
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Hammer, does anyone evenmake a selectable locker for our Chrysler 9.25?
No, I don't believe so, that was just a generalized statement as to what would be the only true locker for a daily driver 4x4, just not our daily driver 4x4's. I believe our choices are MOPAR[:@], AUBURN, DETROIT TRUTRAC, & DETROIT LOCKER. So the only true locker we could get is the Detroit - great product, bulletproof, but not very practical for a daily driver.

In hindsight, I wish I'd have kept my old '98 RC 1500 360CI 4x4 with the solid axle up front. It had a body lift & 35's with LSD (MOPAR - but before the days of the dreaded "C-Clip" failures) I'd have still bought '04 Hemi for more of a daily driver and built that 360 into a killer weekend truck. Coulda' done maybe Detroit Locker rear, TruTrac up front, 4.56's. Then maybe a 426 stroker kit! Damn, I'm getting a woody just thinking about it!!!
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:42 PM
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I just went to the local dodge dealer and they gave me a price for a stock lsd (witch I will not be getting) and labor to put it in. They quoted me $750 for parts and $500 labor. That seems to be on the high end. I live in Oshkosh Wisconsin and was wondering if anyone has a place that they would recommend in the area. Thanks.
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I just went to the local dodge dealer and they gave me a price for a stock lsd (witch I will not be getting) and labor to put it in. They quoted me $750 for parts and $500 labor. That seems to be on the high end. I live in Oshkosh Wisconsin and was wondering if anyone has a place that they would recommend in the area. Thanks.
Moe's Performance has the Auburn LSD for about $385. Any good mechanic should be able to put it in (it's the gears that are a bitch - the LSD install by itself is not an issue) with under 2 hrs. labor.
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they said it would take 7 hours to do
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they said it would take 7 hours to do
7 HOURS!!!!! FOR JUST AN LSD INSTALL IN THE REAR!!!!! Man, they saw you coming!
Hey..... any of you guys on here that are Chrysler mechanics, chime in here... What does the book say?

Can't wait did a google search - here is a quote from an article on how to install an LSD from 4 Wheeler Magazine:

"We installed Eaton's Carbon limited-slip differential in the rear axle of one of our workhorse four-bys, a '95 Chevy K2500. Matt Dinelli at Attitude Performance in Arlington Heights, Illinois completed the install in a little over an hour."

If you would like a link to the entire article, here: http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...all/index.html
But I'd still like to know what the Chrysler Service Book says...

Couldn't sit on this one, called my local Dodge dealer:
Parts quote is:$513.60
Labor quote is: $290.00

That's what? A good $400 less than your dealer. Really pisses me off how 2 different Chrysler Dealers could be so different on the same quote!!! Still high even at my dealer though, you could get a jam-up Auburn unit plus installation for around $600 by a reputable mechanic and have twice the unit than that Mopar is.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:27 PM
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thanks for the imput That really seemed off the wall
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when i had the guy from JTE do the gears and LSD swap it took him about 2 hrs total....bought the Auburn LSD from moesperformance and the gears from a shop here ($150 for the gears with my Chrysler discount lol) and he charged me $175 for the install...not really very cheap but at least this way I was there watching and helping him do it so I know it was done right...the dealer likes to screw up every once in awhile
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:31 AM
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what year did dodge go to the aam axle?(american axle and manufacturing) if u have this axle as i do aam makes there own lockers and lsd's. google it
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:14 AM
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Wow way too much money. Look up a local 4wd club, be it Jeep, ford or whatever, those guys will know the best gear installer in the area. Plus, now would be the time to change gears as well as long as the mechanic is in there. As stated, check Moe's and Randy's Ring and Pinion.
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I have a 07 1500 QC HEMI 4X4
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