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Description: Detroit Locker

Probably the most durable design available, these are the king of traction differentials. Usually causes banging and clunking, but gives 100% lock-up whenever traction is needed. Unlocks when negotiating a turn so that the outer wheel can turn faster than the ring gear and the inside wheel, with no needed interaction from the driver. New Sof-Locker design has damping device to reduce banging and clunking, and includes a carrier case that is stronger than stock except in 2 applications, where the original factory carrier case is used. Only the 10.5" 14 bolt truck and the Nissan V6 designs use the factory carrier case and these cases are both very strong. (aftermarket) 1-year warranty
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Review Date: Thu December 13, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Cheaper than air locker, reliable traction
Cons: after some mileage unit will be noisy

Had this in the rear of my land rover discovery for about 7 years. What a diff. no need to activate but did have to upgrade to better shafts, but would have done that no matter what. Unit does disengage louder now but not too much. I would buy this as a rear diff on any vehicle used off road. As for a front i've never used it, i use a true trac, and i love that as well. over all i would buy any eaton product
Anonymous
Review Date: Mon March 17, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great Locker
Cons: none

Installed one of the Detroit Softlocker in my CJ a few years ago. Previously I had 2 Jeeps with the earlier style Detroit. I've also had An EZ DEtroit Locker. With the current Softlocker I'm happy to say that it has performed incredibly well especially when I compare it to the previous generation Detroit. I get the kind of traction I'd expect from a locker but the Softlocker is so much better behaved. I get next to no banging or clunking like the older style and almost no detectable backlash even with my manual transmission. On the road behaves well enough that I can relax a bit. I only feel it move me around when it's aired down like when I'm heading from trailhead to another trailhead. When I air up and crank the shocks up a few notches (adjustable Rancho 5000's), it great on the road. If I were to consider a locker for a daily driver, I'd consider this one or maybe an OX. But as far as automatic lockers are concerned, this one is the cat's ass.
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Review Date: Mon March 17, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great economical and strong locker for the money
Cons:

I've had the Softlocker for about a year so far in my daily driver which sees about once a month f offroad. Been very happy with it in all aspects. Prior to installing it in my daily driver I was a little concerned about how it was going to behave on pavement. I had a detroit tru-trac prior to this and wasn't sure how going to a full Detroit Locker was going to be but I was surprised that there wasn't that much of a difference. Its a great locker option for the price with few worries. Happy with the handling on the road.
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Review Date: Mon March 17, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Rock solid and Reliable
Cons: takes some getting used to

Overall I'm happy with this locker. I did reading ahead of buying this and knew what I was getting. Although plenty of people use a detroit locker in a daily driver, I recommend against it especialy if you are living in an area that gets snow.
Anonymous
Review Date: Mon March 17, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Awesome locker!
Cons:

Gets me there and back. It's one tough pig, I've beat on mine over some nasty rocks and I'm surprised I havn't broken my shafts but the detroit is still happy. It throws out some occasional noise but hell, I like that!
Anonymous
Review Date: Sat December 4, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: wow wish i had one of these a long time ago
Cons:

just got myself a landy with this in the back and ive got to say if you not got one well bloody get one you wont look back ive got the tru-trak in the front aswell both brill...
Anonymous
Review Date: Fri December 2, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: improved traction on and off road
Cons: small knock when selecting gears.

Toyota Tundra 2001 Limited TRD 4x2, v8, AT
very litle noise when turning tight corners, if hard on the gas only got tire protesting, the steering feels ok.


 
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