Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Salem, OR
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Update: I finally got it all wrapped up little while ago. Detroit locker in front with Ford dana 60 knuckles, free spin hubs and brakes. Left vacuum CAD original for now. Finally went out to do some wheeling on the trails.
I love it! Detroit in front actually letting me steer pretty good. On the trail I had no problems going around the corners that wasn't too sharp, if it was too sharp, then I would back up and go back and forth a few times to get me where I want to go. But on the trail and mud pits this thing was unstoppable!
I tried driving with one hub unlocked, not bad at all. It does want to steer one way or the other, depending on if I was accelerating or engine braking, but easily controllable.
Granted all my drivability testing was on gravel road up to 30 MPH and I probably wouldn't want to drive with one hub engaged much faster than that.
I definitely wouldn't put Detroit in my DD, but this is my toy and I tow my toyhauler with it and we like to camp on the sand, so it will be perfect for that! Dragging 10000lb trailer through the sand gets pretty challenging some times.
I'm really pleased. I only spent $200 for used locker. Selectable locker would be much better, but for me its worth jumping in and out of the truck to lock/unlock hubs to save a $900. It will keep me in shape lol.
1997 4x4 ECFB 136K, ATS Auto, ATS 5 star TC, HE351, 215 pump, 4GSK, 16* timing, 5x0.12s, #100, 6" lift, 37s, W01-358-5429 long travel airbags, 4:10, Detroit locked front, Ford knuckles, brakes and free spin hubs, shackle flip, rear LSD with Chevy wheel cylinders