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So thinking about the detroit lockers... dont they they wear on the tires because of turning? I'm thinking that the e-lockers may be what i'm looking for.
 
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So thinking about the detroit lockers... dont they they wear on the tires because of turning? I'm thinking that the e-lockers may be what i'm looking for.
You may have slightly more tire wear with a Detroit locker but not much, they unlock when you turn, the Detroit Truetrac is even smoother but it isn't a full locker, just a really good limited slip.
 
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So thinking about the detroit lockers... dont they they wear on the tires because of turning? I'm thinking that the e-lockers may be what i'm looking for.
​​​​I have not noticed any but I am running 19.5's on my 450 so it is hard to tell since they don't seem to wear.

Edit 32040 miles since I bought this truck. 16155 on the Detroit Locker. Calculated using the odometer reading last time I got fuel.
 
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You may have slightly more tire wear with a Detroit locker but not much, they unlock when you turn, the Detroit Truetrac is even smoother but it isn't a full locker, just a really good limited slip.
heard also that the DL is noisy ...
 
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heard also that the DL is noisy ...
The new soft lockers are pretty quiet, especially in a full size truck, you won't be able to hear it over the sound of the 7.3.
 
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What tools (special tools) do I need to install myself? May as well do all new bearings and seals while i'm in there too.

This looks like the right locker... DTL-225SL56A (if I go detroit locker) I may still go with a selectable e-locker.

Still need to figure out which front axle I have.
 
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Get your axle code off of your door sticker and check here, way down on the page is the axle codes. That will tell you what it was made with. Of course that doesn't compensate for if it's been swapped out.

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What tools (special tools) do I need to install myself? May as well do all new bearings and seals while i'm in there too.

This looks like the right locker... DTL-225SL56A (if I go detroit locker) I may still go with a selectable e-locker.

Still need to figure out which front axle I have.
You will need two new carrier bearings and a shim kit, a dial gauge to measure backlash, a digital caliper to ensure shim thickness, and a torque wrench. If you want an e locker I would put it in the front and a Detroit in the rear. Your front axle should be a Dana 60 the last of the Dana 50s where used in the 01 model year.
 
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Front axle

These are the only marks/tags I can find...

 
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That's a Dana 60 the 248 at the bottom right of the last picture confirms that, Dana 50 would be 229.
 
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I am amazed at how well those stickers stay there and remain legible after all those years.
 
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I am amazed at how well those stickers stay there and remain legible after all those years.
Yea mine where long gone when I got my truck 5 years ago.
 
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That's a Dana 60 the 248 at the bottom right of the last picture confirms that, Dana 50 would be 229.
thanks for that confirmation...
 
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Def need to put a locker on my 2x4. Got stuck last night in the city parking on the side of a street with a ditch. A little Jeep Cherokee 4x4 pulled me out. Was embarrassing lol.

What would be good for a 90% street driven truck and 10% offroad (beaches, grass, etc)
 

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