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Old 07-05-2007
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Locker Detriot trutrac

Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about the detriot trutrac locker?

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First off the Detroit True Trac isnt a locker. Its a gear driven limited slip. I have never used one before but from what i hear and from plenty of research the True Trac is by far the best limited slip that you can buy (Along with the Torsen). There are no clutches to burnout like other limited slips.
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They aren't bad for an LS, but if you want a real locker, go with a Powertrax Lock-Rite or No-Slip.
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Are those full on locker because I dont want a full on locker. I dont want to bounce around every turn and mess up my tires.
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The Powertrax Lock-Rite or No-Slip are full lockers which ratchet/disengage when making a turn off throttle but lock again once torque is applied. I have had a powertrax no-slip installed for 35000+miles w/32" and now 33" cant even tell its there except for the inside tire chirping when I make a turn as i am hard on the skinny peddle. Also if anything it saved my tires as i would smoke the inside tire when making a turn when i had a open diff. Any car/truck i get from now that will take one will have one installed. Ratchet type lockers are also to easiest to install basic hand tools and a couple of hours and your done.
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Not to hi-jack the thread but what would I have to do to my open 8.8 to make it a limited slip or the ford version of posi-trac. Isnt that called trutrac?
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Not to hi-jack the thread but what would I have to do to my open 8.8 to make it a limited slip or the ford version of posi-trac. Isnt that called trutrac?

You would have to remove your open carrier and install a limited slip carrier. This would also require setting the gears up correctly. Which is a very precise job.




I have had my rachet type locker in for three weeks now. Its streetability is better than I expected. the way people talked about it I thought I would be chirping around every turn. The only time it has chirped is when i am making some tight turns in a parking lot. I have changed my driving habits slightly but nothing major. Off road it is much better than the L/S I had.
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I believe the ford version is called a trac-lok.....not the true trac, two totally different applications!
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Here is the Ford version I have in mine.


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^^ I have one of those sitting in my garage. Anyone have the official name for it.
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Like I said before im almost positive it's called a Ford Trac Lock!
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I've got a limited slip, i think it's called a Yukon something limited slip. But i have had no problems with it, and it has made my 2 wheel drive almost like a 4 wheel drive.
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I've got a limited slip, i think it's called a Yukon something limited slip. But i have had no problems with it, and it has made my 2 wheel drive almost like a 4 wheel drive.
I am amazed how well mine does off road.
Here is mine.
http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...rtKeyField=742

Ford calls it a TRACTION-LOK.
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You would have to remove your open carrier and install a limited slip carrier. This would also require setting the gears up correctly. Which is a very precise job.
actually you wouldn't have to set the gears up again.....if you paid attention to which shims came from which side, then you could use them to go back in the same side........just have to make sure you torque the ring gear bolts down to proper specs....
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