alright im looking at a pari of detriots for my f-150. My question is how do they work on pavement, i havnt seen anything that seems to say they are deactivateable. I just whant to make shure i can opperate them as an open diff if i whant to.
You will nor be "deavacting" a detroit. Detroits are full time lockers they will ratchet around a corner but there is no turning them on and off. If you want have a full locker at the push of a button and a open diff when you want get an ARB.
If you want a locker that works like an open diff, and you barely even need a locker anyway, put in an arb and dont even hook up the lines.
Detroits are fine on the street. they are different than an open diff, but nothing bad.. lifted trucks dont drive as well anyway.. so it is just one more thing...
For your application I would even consider a truetrac if you are only taking it on firehouse roads or mud and snow. It will behave very well on the street without the cost of an ARB will is not always reliable and I've seen a lot of people lose a line, compressor, whatever when they needed it most.
actually i was leaning towards a detroit becouse they have a reputaition and ill be mud racing too. But as long as it will have some roadablity its good becouse this truck will never be a trailer queen.
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