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Old June 27th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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I am getting ready to buy a locker for my Ford front Dana 60 axle. I am looking at Yukon Grizzlys, Lockrights and Spartans. I am sure I missed one but my price range is topped out at $550 becuase that is all I can swing right now. If there is something else, add it in!

So the spartan I can find for about $320, the Lockright is at about $360 and the Yukon is at about $545....or I could weld it, free.

What one should I look at most? Anyone one running one of the mentioned?

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If there is already a thread about this, please point me to it! Thanks

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Old June 27th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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I am running a Spartan in my front 60. I like the pin design they use. It is in place for the 2nd summer with no issues.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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I've already told you my thoughts on the Lock Right. And I think you've seen me wheel enough to know it works and lasts lol. Esc since its seen three exploded stubs before going 35 spline outers.

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Old June 27th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #4
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I am running a Spartan in my front 60. I like the pin design they use. It is in place for the 2nd summer with no issues.
Thanks. Will it be easy to remove with the enclosed pins like that? Not sure I like that feature knowing how much of a pain it was to remove the pins and springs in my aussie and they are open.

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I've already told you my thoughts on the Lock Right.

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I read it, he went with a spool. Not really a lot about lockers other than the detroit.

I'm just not convinced on which way I should go yet....lol
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Old June 27th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #5
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The yukon grizzly lockers look good (and I have heard that they dont break if a shaft goes)

I was planning on getting one for a 14 bolt to try
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Old June 27th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #6
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Weld it you pussy. You plan on full hydro any how. Mine is welded and i had no issues this weekend. Spend the money on your full hydro.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 05:54 AM   #7
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I would not weld it. I put a spool in to replace my Detroit and I hated it compared to the Detroit. Binds up way too much. I can't comment on any that you listed but I've never heard of a Lock Rite failing in a D60.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #8
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WHat do you mean bind up? Would an assist help you think?
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I have assist. With a spool or welded front, turning sharp while getting good traction forces the tires to skid. Ever put a vehicle in 4wd on pavement and turn sharp? Feel it jerk? That's what happens. It's especially a problem while working in the rocks. Trying to do a full stop to stop turn to maneuver is tough to do. Another difficult time is when you are going down a steep grade and need to turn sharp at the bottom. All the vehicle weight on tires that won't skid make you want to go straight and your tires want to just fold over.

A typical locker like a Detroit or Lock Rite will allow the tires to skid easier. Somehow I don't think I explained this very well but that's all I got tonight. LOL

One other point. Shortly after I installed the spool I broke the bolts on my steering box. I haven't had that problem either before or after the spool. Should tell you something.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #10
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So you went back to the detroit?


I am leaning towards the lockright since I like my aussie so much.
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Yes, I put my Detroit back in.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #12
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Yes, I put my Detroit back in.
running a welded or spool front just makes you a better driver..you have to think ahead for your next turn...
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I hate the front pushing off the line. Front locker all the way.
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Just got my Spartan in the mail a couple days ago... Looking forward to seeing how it fairs out once the 60 is under my TJ.
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hmm.....now I am considering something different. Ran a lockright for just over 2 years and the forward edge of the drivers side is worn out and ratchets extremely easy in drive. holds fine in reverse. Do I replace it with another lock right or try the spartan?
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Spartan is in mine without any issues so far, but I'll admit, I am still learning my rigs capabilities and don't run as hard as you.
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hmm.....now I am considering something different. Ran a lockright for just over 2 years and the forward edge of the drivers side is worn out and ratchets extremely easy in drive. holds fine in reverse. Do I replace it with another lock right or try the spartan?
Can you flip the locker over?


I am going to buy a spartan, the price is too right for me to not try it.
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I would, but with how easy it was ratcheting yesterday, i would be concerned if I needed the traction in reverse. I had talked about doing that a week ago, guess I waited a trip to long.
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Spartan is in mine without any issues so far, but I'll admit, I am still learning my rigs capabilities and don't run as hard as you.

He drives like a puss.

John,
All depends on what you want to do. It's pretty hard to beat the cost of a lock-rite. So far my Detroit has held up well but I don't drive it as hard as you so I really can't compare.
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I went with a lock right in my front 60 and i like it so far havent got to wheel it to much yet since i just got it done but i like it so far.
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