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post #1 of 6 Old 03-19-2014, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Help me decide on a locker! detroit locker or tru trac

Im geting ready to re gear my 2010 auto, however im stuck between options and dont really know much about them other than youtube videos. i will be doing a lot of highway driving and a lot of city driving as well as wheeling this thing in sand and on rocks. whats worked for you? any help is appreciated
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-19-2014, 08:08 PM
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Auto Lockers like the Detroit Locker can cause the ESC on a JK to have fits. I would recommend either a selectable locker or a Tru Trac

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I live in Texas and it appears you live in Michigan. I never really need 4wd on the street so my setup works well for me.

I have a Detroit in the rear and it's great. I do get some tire chirps in the parking lot under power. Not a big deal. Off road it just climbs everything.


I have an Aussie Locker or lunchbox locker that is engaged only when I put the selector in 4wd. So nothing much except some clicking in the parking lot on hard turns. I mostly don't hear it when I'm driving. Off-road with both engaged it turns your Jeep into a monster for going up and over everything.

You can see in my signature build pics some of the trails I have done. Tons of fun.

For the street in the winter you may not want a lunchbox locker. A selectable locker electric or air would work much better for drive ability.

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-19-2014, 10:45 PM
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I am not a fan of lockers you can turn on and off. I like auto lockers for off road use if you are frequently wheelin'. If you are wheelin' once in a while and want some good street drivability, use the tru trac.

The only thing that can be a draw back is, sometimes you need to pedal the brake and the gas at the same time to get the tru trac to lock if you use a soft gas pedal to get going. That can be tricky if you are driving a manual trans.
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I have a daily driven four door with rear grizzly detroit. I like it a lot

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thanks for the help! its my first build, which makes it all the more difficult to decide on a locker, but im learning! traction control has been turned off the correct way since my first wheeling trip in 11, so no worries on that
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