Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Traction lock performance

  #1  
Old 04-29-2006
BOB
BOB is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Haltom City , Texas
Posts: 208
Traction lock performance

Many people put down the T-locks performance but it served me well yesterday. I made a poor choice of where to park on the jobsite at work yesterday; nose pointed steeply down hill towards a stack of cast iron pipe. The ground is dirt over rock, brick hard when dry and slicker than snot when it rains for more than a minute. We had a flash flood yesterday and I couldn't leave what I was doing to move my truck for an hour. Not good. The T-lock wouldn't pull me up the hill but after I slid sideways and wasn't pointed straight at 2 tons of cast iron; I was able to get moving at a gentler angle and drive to the road. The traction was so low that I'm sure that a locker wouldn't have done any better. I am thinking about some meaty max traction tires though. I like my T-lock. I added an extra clutch per side and the F-150 spring [ stronger than the mustang or ranger spring ] so it grips well enough that I sometimes chirp a tire going around a corner. With my thinner 3.27 ring gear I can replace the clutches without taking the ring gear off. I doubt this can be done with 4.10 gears, though. I think it's great bang for the buck. bob
 
  #2  
Old 04-29-2006
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
Posts: 3,048
i use a factory traction lok in my truck too, for drag racing, and day to day driving. its always served me well
 
  #3  
Old 04-30-2006
tex
tex is offline
Member
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Antonio, TEXAS
Posts: 79
I added the F-150 S spring to my t-lok too. It's a b!tch to get in but it makes a huge difference over stock. I did not add the extra clutch. The t-lok works well. No doubt, lockers are better for hard core off-roading, but the t-lok is sure a lot better than nothing.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
fazzer
Drivetrain Tech
6
07-23-2011 10:00 PM
fordman26
Drivetrain Tech
3
09-11-2010 11:13 AM
truckin420
Ranger Products, Company, & Member Reviews
0
06-11-2009 05:24 PM
05Edge-04GT
General Ford Ranger Discussion
6
04-12-2008 04:58 PM
skyway0018746
Drivetrain Tech
13
04-09-2007 04:44 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Traction lock performance


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.