How does a locker work in a rear end?
Locking differentials (generically referred to as “lockers”) can lock the axles together to provide 100% of available torque to the wheel with traction. During turns, a locking differential operates like an open differential – the wheels can rotate at different speeds.
How does a Detroit Locker rear end work?
The Detroit Locker is an automatic locking differential. This means it is normally locked during straight-line driving and sends 100% of the available torque to both wheels equally. During turns and maneuvers, the internal components unlock to allow one wheel to spin faster or slower as necessary (free wheel).
What are the different types of differential lockers?
Lockers use various mechanisms to provide lock-up and can be divided into two categories, Automatic Lockers and On-Command, or selectable Lockers. Automatic Lockers: Automatic locking differentials are designed to lock both wheels of an axle automatically when torque is applied so that both wheels are providing power.
Does GMC Sierra have locking differential?
Other standard features for Sierra 1500 AT4 is a 2-speed AutoTrac transfer case with selectable drive modes and automatic locking rear differentials to deliver power to where it’s needed most in low traction situations.
Does my Silverado have a locking differential?
Multiple midsize pickups and heavy-duty trucks feature front and rear locking differentials from the factory. But only one light-duty full-size pickup truck offers a locking front differential: the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra.
What is the best differential locker?
For vehicles with open differentials, a rear locker is by far the more popular choice, as it’s more suitable to a diverse range of off-roading situations. “If the vehicle only has open differentials we typically recommend a rear, which will be more effective when off-road hill climbing,” said Sebastian Civitarese.