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Old 06-14-2018, 11:34 AM
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I'm planning on getting a ratcheting locker such as Detroit,spartan, and aussie. Hopefully I will have installed one by this winter. I'd like to do a regear at some point as well. I have a chrysler 8.25 rear end with 3.55 gears. Will any of those lockers still work after a regear? or would i have to get new lockers?
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Do it up butter cup! There is no carrier break for the 8.25.
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Lunch box lockers don't care about gearing....full case lockers (like detroits) do if there is a carrier break for the gearing.
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Do it up butter cup! There is no carrier break for the 8.25.
So I can install a locker now then regear after no problem?
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So I can install a locker now then regear after no problem?
You can. But you'll be paying the setup labor costs twice. If you do a full case locker and a regear at the same time, you only pay the labor once.

In your situation, a lot of people will do a lunchbox locker because you just replace the spider gears. So no setup labor. Just a couple hours in your garage or driveway. Then when it's time to regear, you do a full case locker then. Or just keep the lunchbox locker.

But there is no technical reason you can't do a full case locker now, then later do a regear.
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You can. But you'll be paying the setup labor costs twice. If you do a full case locker and a regear at the same time, you only pay the labor once.

In your situation, a lot of people will do a lunchbox locker because you just replace the spider gears. So no setup labor. Just a couple hours in your garage or driveway. Then when it's time to regear, you do a full case locker then. Or just keep the lunchbox locker.

But there is no technical reason you can't do a full case locker now, then later do a regear.
I can do it myself and if I'm too busy I have a friend who charges me little for his labor.
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