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L/S vs. TracLoc

Is there a difference between these two? I am looking in to buying a No-Slip and have come across open, limited slip, and tracloc carriers at the same site. is tracloc the torsion l/s or something? I have the 8.8 28 spline with 4.88s and the factory l/s that came with the '04 FX4s. I found a new no-slip for $435 that is made for a tracloc carrier, will it work for my application? here's the link:
http://www.rocky-road.com/noslip.html

If anyone knows of a cheaper place by all means let me know.
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I think trac-loc is the Ford version of the limited Slip...But I am sure someone will shed more light on it....
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I think trac-loc is the Ford version of the limited Slip...But I am sure someone will shed more light on it....

Yes. If the No SLip is listed as for the Trac Loc, it is the one you need.
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Trac Loc is a clutch driven LS built by Ford, not a helix system like the TrueTrack or the torsen pile of ****.

I'm anti helix L/S after my torsen blew up on me at 40 mph.
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so would the same no-slip work for both the clutch and torsion L/S?
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Yes. If the No SLip is listed as for the Trac Loc, it is the one you need.

Not to jack the thread....but if you just had an open carrier from the factory..you would just need the standard No-Slip correct (without mention of Trac-Loc)?
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so would the same no-slip work for both the clutch and torsion L/S?
No, Torsen is totally different carrier. There is no No SLip that will work.

Yes, open carrier needs the open Carrier No Slip. The carriers themselves are different between LS and open. The open is actually a stronger carrier for the No Slip.
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Thanks for clearing that up guys
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...Yes, open carrier needs the open Carrier No Slip. The carriers themselves are different between LS and open. The open is actually a stronger carrier for the No Slip.
Perfect thanks man!
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And a heads up too...


Kyle has the Fx4 level 1...meaning non-31 spline non-torsen. 4.88 ring gear WILL NOT work for a torsen differential found in the 31spline ranger axles on Fx4L2's.

Torsen is very compariable to a detroit true trac...being it's a helical gear driven unit...something i've seen on the trail acting exactly like a locker when one wheel isoff the ground.
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something i've seen on the trail acting exactly like a locker when one wheel isoff the ground.
Except won't a torsen only spin the wheel with grip and not the one in the air, unlike a locker that would spin both no matter what?
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i was talking about the true-trac. the two are nearly identical in the way they work and the way they are built.
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