Originally Posted by Dangerranger01
Just grind some of the tooth. That is what most do. You only do it on a few teeth to get enough room to slide the center pin in. Pretty sure that is the problem regardless of carrier. That traction-lok is garbage offroad. Get an aussie (lunchbox locker) if you're on the cheap side, otherwise detroit or selectable.
There you have it. He doesn't even have a 4x4 but he pays attention.
Just grind enough of the teeth to fit the cross pin in there. Notched cross pins suck.
Trac Lok sucks. If you want a limited slip get a Detroit True-Trac (assuming it is compatible with 4.88s), or a lock rite for a locker since Aussie doesn't make one for the 28 spline.
31 spline 8.8" with stock open carrier, 4.88 gears, aussie, and a grind on the ring gear.