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Detroit Locker vs. Full Spool

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Post by fordnut » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:49 am

I have the new detroit with 4.88's in the rear of my 77 with 37" tires and it drives great. The only time I notice it is if I get on it heavy in a turn then the tire will chirp. No issues driving down the highway.
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To spool or not

Post by wabronco » Wed May 28, 2014 12:55 pm

I'm at the cross road. Pulled my 3rd member with a stock LS,and bought a 9+, 4.30 gears and 33 spline spool. But now having second thoughts, spend 980.00 for arb or buy a 31 spline spool. 33 spline axles are kinda expensive
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Post by Tom Dummer » Wed May 28, 2014 4:31 pm

I have an ARB in a 31 spline axle. I've come down on it hard and have a twist in one, but its been there like that for about 8 years. 31's are near indestructible.

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Re: Detroit Locker or Full Spool

Post by brncofan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:41 pm

For a street Bronco, Detriot locker is a good choice.

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Re: Detroit Locker or Full Spool

Post by crab » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:53 pm

OX in the front Full spoil in the rear. No herky jerkey in the corners like the Detroit. I’m running 36” iroks and only know it’s there when Aires down and the occasional chirp in paved parking lots.

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