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Author Topic:   9" Locker Operation
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posted December 06, 2005 12:26 PM  
There's been a lot of threads on lockers on here, but I have some questions.

How exactly do they work? In a dirt track application, does it keep the rear end locked on the straight and than unlock to a one-wheeled wonder in the corner? How much difference will I notice over a standard spool? Will it unlock the ratchet in a tight turn on asphalt?

The reason I ask is that I'd like to do a little SCCA Solo II (closed course action in parking lots) racing with the dirt car. Its slow speed, tight corners and pavement. If I go out there with a spool in the rear, I'm pretty sure I'll snap an axle pretty quick.

If a locker could work in both applications, it would be great, but I'm not going to hurt the performance of the car on the ovals so I can have a little more fun on the pavement.

Any thoughts?

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posted December 06, 2005 01:31 PM  
when you're on the gas hard it's locked....when you're off the gas it's unlocked....anything in between and it's "transitioning" from locked to unlocked or vice verse.

a detroit locker will unlock in a tight radius corner, even if it's in gravel.....but if you punch it, it'll lock right back up.

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posted December 06, 2005 01:47 PM  
will cause an in consistant car???

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posted December 06, 2005 05:39 PM  
no. the car i ran it in was consistant on the dirt. it was a little on the loose side on the asphalt but it was a dirt car set up for the dirt and had a lot of horsepower on a little asphalt bull ring...


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