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powertrax/differential question

I'm thinking about getting some kind of differential locker ,probably a lockright. I have been looking through some guides and the how to section here. I think i will probably be able to put one in. I don't do any off roading(although i'd like to sometime) and want it more for snow and unexpected stuff. Ive heard that they can decrese handling especialy at higher speeds. Has anybody had any trouble with that???

I saw a simmilar "no slip" locker by the same company. It was susposed to be better for street driving. It is more expensive so i,m leaning toward the lock right. And that takes me to question #2 , Does the lock right do ok on pavement, thats where it will be driven 90% of the time. How well does it unlock??

And now the differential question. Are thos c clips the only things that keep the axles from sliding off ??? I saw that you are susposed to move the axles in and out to put a lockright on. And to remove the lockright you push in on a wheel and the clip comes right off. I might have that wrong But that seems weird to have the axles on just with c clips.


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And now the differential question. Are thos c clips the only things that keep the axles from sliding off ??? I saw that you are susposed to move the axles in and out to put a lockright on. And to remove the lockright you push in on a wheel and the clip comes right off. I might have that wrong But that seems weird to have the axles on just with c clips.


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The C-clips sit on the axle in a recessed hole in the side gears. The Pinion Shaft keeps the axles from moving inboard and dropping the C-clips off. Once the pinion shaft is removed you can then push the axles in and remove the C-clips then pull the axles out.
 
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theres a small bolt, about 4 inches long, that holds the pinion shaft in. otherwise the dood above me is correct.
 
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first off, a locker in snow is a bad decision if thats its only purpose. second powertraxx makes the two lockers, the lockr rght and no slip. the no slip ramps open cmpared to the lock right which will ratchet. the no slip is more streetable but mre expensive.the driving you will have to adjust t is coasting through corners and turns. do mre reserch because f you knw how the locker works you can figure out in what scenaros that yu will have to adjust your driving around.
 
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have u been hittin the hooch gil? hehe

lockers in snow, espeically in a light, SWB/short track ranger is a bad idea. a fullsize may get away with it but its still hairy. invent in dual limited slips for snow...works EXCELLENT (my dads 95 f150 has front and rear factory L/S)
 
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he cant nvest in dual limted slips if dual limited slips arent available...



and me hittin the hooch?? why?? I just gave that **** up!!!!
 
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check again gildo, he has a 1997 ;-)
 
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check again gildo, he has a 1997 ;-)


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thanks guys , I didnt think of coasting into turns. Now I see how that could be a big problem. And maybe braking on turns too?
 
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From my experience with offroading and asphault driving.... unless you are going to do more serious offroading the l/s is the way to go for a daily driver.... Ran a Detroit (TraTech) TruTrac in the front of my 98 Jeep Cherokee and it took me everywhere I wanted to go.... You just need to pick the right line when approaching trail obstacles....
Granted.... right now due to the type of offroading (rockcrawling) that I do.... I have upgraded the front to a ARB and the rear to a Detroit locker.
I have watched experienced offroaders with dual l/s differentials go almost everwhere guys go with lockers....
For snow and wet weather.... for a daily driver.... the limited slip is the way to go !!!!
When I can save the $$$..... I will be installing a TruTrac in the 8.8 rear diff.

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thanks guys , I didnt think of coasting into turns. Now I see how that could be a big problem. And maybe braking on turns too?
Shouldnt have any effect on braking. The automatic lockers, like the powertrax units engaged when torque is applied...you arent applying torque when breaking. Tight turns, like right turns from a stop sign require some feathering of the accelerator, if you hit it hard you will drag the one tire and that chirps it like you're peeling out. And sometimes you will hear a nice pop from the rear...which freaks you out b/c the no-slip is pretty quite, i rarely hear it. I do mostly drive on pavement...it's worked very nice for me. It's second nature now with turns and what not. But offroad it is invalueable...not as invalueable as a winch, but the locker does pull through most situations...doesnt fully make up for not having a 4x4 though.
 
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