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Old 08-09-2010, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Detroit Locker vs Yukon Grizzly Locker for 14Bolt

I'm planning to run an automatic locker on my rear GM 14b, what you suggest to buy?
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have been running Yukon lockers on our competition rig all season. I absolutely abuse them and have not had a failure yet. Good quality for the price!
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I Have run both detroits and grizzly lockers, (In a toyota mini-truck though).

I did not notice a difference between the two. Both engaged smooth and worked great. Supposedly with the Grizzly you dont have to worry about hurting the locker when you break a shaft. I would definatly go with the grizzly just because of the smaller price tag.
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The Grizzley is designed to be stronger in the drivers by a signinficant amount giving way more durability if you break a shaft, the weak spot in the Detroit. I've run them both and the Grizzleys are doing just fine, even with some wasted shafts. doesn't Yukon have a pretty decent warranty as well?

In the 9" version it's just under 4x stronger at the drivers.... easy decision for me.
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Looking at Yukons website, I could not find any for a Dana 60. Are these available? Or am I just not looking hard enough?
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I don't know much about the Grizzly but if it is stronger against shaft breakage then it might get the edge. My Detroit has worked great but I know 2 people who have broken a 14bff shaft and both times the Detroit grenaded at the same time. If the rig is strictly offroad I say weld it, minispool, or spool. If you are onroad then toss a coin. If you are not worried about breaking a shaft then a Detroit is great. If you are in shaft breakage territory then the Grizzly might be a better option.

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Old 08-10-2010, 12:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks guys

My project rig will run two 14B front and rear with ARB front and automatic locker on the rear. I will install RCV 300M shafts front and rear then I think the shafts will not broken. I will use the rig for european race like Romania, Italy, France etc. We have a lot of mud inside forest with lot of trees.
The reason because I don't like weld the differentials is turn fast and close then I need to unlock both axles.

I've run Detroit in some Dana 60 and it work good but I'm curious to try a Yukon..
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