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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default 14 bolt ff Yukon vs. Stnd Detroit.

What are the plus or minus's of each? Best option for Strength & longevity?
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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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why not do an orb of traction? rock solid and free as some welding rod
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Old October 18th, 2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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why not do an orb of traction? rock solid and free as some welding rod
I do road trips alot and have a phobia about trailers.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #4
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Detroit Lockers are not road friendly they tend to bind on corners literally ripped chunks from my 37" OZ tires

Detroits rule off road their road manners leave a lot to be desired

Limited slip is the only way to go when all around good handling characteristics are of primary concern, Yukon is China made Crap Stick with American steel you will be glad you did, Detroit makes a soft locker that is reasonably priced wears extremely well so long as you don't beat it like It's stolen
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Old October 19th, 2011, 08:06 AM   #5
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FYI The parts I needed for my broken Detroit came from mexico. Is that better than china or india?

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Yep had a detroit go to shit on me....now it's welded and been 5 years w/ no problems!!
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Detroit locker road manners are horrible. A welded rear is way more predictable and in a longer wheelbase/heavier rig is far more tolerable. I recently installed an Aussie locker in my sons Wrangler and every time you shifted gears it tried to change lanes, the locker has since been removed. Back to the question, if I were putting a locker in a 14 bolt it would be the Detroit no question.
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Yukon is China made Crap Stick with American steel you will be glad you did
Actually Yukon uses 8620 alloy for the internals and the case of their Grizzly Locker, which operates in a similar manner to the Detroit Locker. And all Yukon lockers are assembled in the USA.

Yukon also has a one year $2000 collateral damage warranty that covers replacement of the unit, along with any collaterally damaged parts and associated labor. And you can buy a lifetime warranty on any Yukon locker for $59.

We sell Detroits too, and I have used TruTracs in my Jeeps...but if I were going to put a mechanical locker in my rig it would definitely be the Yukon. Just my opinion tho...
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FYI The parts I needed for my broken Detroit came from mexico. Is that better than china or india?
No shit that is a depressing thought

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Actually Yukon uses 8620 alloy for the internals and the case of their Grizzly Locker, which operates in a similar manner to the Detroit Locker. And all Yukon lockers are assembled in the USA.

Yukon also has a one year $2000 collateral damage warranty that covers replacement of the unit, along with any collaterally damaged parts and associated labor. And you can buy a lifetime warranty on any Yukon locker for $59.

We sell Detroits too, and I have used TruTracs in my Jeeps...but if I were going to put a mechanical locker in my rig it would definitely be the Yukon. Just my opinion tho...
Thank you for the education seems the guy who swore they were china crap was just moving his brand

Now that I know the facts I will be ordering Yukon parts through your company
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Old October 28th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #10
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No shit that is a depressing thought



Thank you for the education seems the guy who swore they were china crap was just moving his brand

Now that I know the facts I will be ordering Yukon parts through your company
You no read well. Still probably china crap with a screw put in here so they could advertise "assembled" in USA. You fell for it hook line and sinker though so the marketing program is working as designed.
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