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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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So I currently am running a trutrac in my front 44 and love it on the street and mild wheeling but hate it as soon as the wheeling gets mild or worse
I was wondering what everyone's exsperience is on front lockers
I've been planing on upgrading to a full Detroit
What are my other options for scull case automatic locker?
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Yukon Grizzly Locker

I run an Aussie lunchbox in the front of my wrangler, it's invisible in 2wd, in 4x4 there is a steep learning curve in the snow/mud but the Detroit in the rear doesn't help that learning curve much. I would highly consider a Selectable locker for the front from my experience and if mine wasn't going in a Dana 30 I would have went with one to.
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I don't want to spend the money for an ox
And I don't want to buy a carrier to run a lunchbox locker
Is the grizzly easier to steer with then a Detroit?
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I don't want to spend the money for an ox
And I don't want to buy a carrier to run a lunchbox locker
Is the grizzly easier to steer with then a Detroit?
the Grizzly and Detroit are based on the same concept, so operationally they are very similar.

And Yukon is so much easier to deal with if you do need to file a warranty.
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the Grizzly and Detroit are based on the same concept, so operationally they are very similar.



And Yukon is so much easier to deal with if you do need to file a warranty.

So performance is prety much the same, price is about the same
The Yukon warranty is better or easier to use?
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The Yukon warranty is better or easier to use?
Both. Here's some cut and paste action:

"Covers the replacement of the unit and any collaterally damaged parts and associated labor, up to $2,000.*
*Collaterally damaged parts must be submitted for inspection. Receipts for parts and associated labor must be submitted as well. Only claims deemed reasonable by Yukon Gear & Axle will be accepted. Offer may be discontinued without advance notice"

So that means they will replace the locker and give you some cash for parts that may have broken when the locker failed. This 'collateral damage' is a somewhat common issue with the Detroits, and Yukon believes that their design reduces the chance of damage.

We sell both, and I know guys that use both. Its just way easier dealing with Yukon for us.
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"Covers the replacement of the unit and any collaterally damaged parts and associated labor, up to $2,000.*

*Collaterally damaged parts must be submitted for inspection. Receipts for parts and associated labor must be submitted as well. Only claims deemed reasonable by Yukon Gear & Axle will be accepted. Offer may be discontinued without advance notice"



So that means they will replace the locker and give you some cash for parts that may have broken when the locker failed. This 'collateral damage' is a somewhat common issue with the Detroits, and Yukon believes that their design reduces the chance of damage.



We sell both, and I know guys that use both. Its just way easier dealing with Yukon for us.

We'll if it comes to buying a new locker maybe I'll go with a grizzly
I am planning on running Yukon shafts in the future anyway so that would make warranties that much easier
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