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i have a whole 8.8 spare rear that im building to suit my needs, im gettin an l/s but was curious if i could take an open diff housing and make that an l/s as well so id have a back up if i end up blowing up the one in my 8.8.
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I have gotten stuck wheeling and thats why I wan't more traction. I don't do much where I have wheels off the ground but I mostly get stuck in sand with four wheel drive and aired down all-terrain tires. I also hate it when I'm driving on compact snow in the winter and one tire in the front and rear just unloads and spins. Alltogether $500 is the most I would spend.

Also will a c-clip eliminator work with track-lok?
True-trac, no-slip(auto), lock-right (auto), torsen LS. These should be in your price range.
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i have a whole 8.8 spare rear that im building to suit my needs, im gettin an l/s but was curious if i could take an open diff housing and make that an l/s as well so id have a back up if i end up blowing up the one in my 8.8.
Take the open diff housing and dump a lock-right, no-slip or quick-lok in there. Just my opinion though.
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I had the limited slip in my old rear end and it helped alot in the mud and sand. If you drive on the road most the time I dont think you need a locker. The truck handles different with a l/s though, in the corners the rear would come out easier because you dont just get the inside wheel spin you get both.
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what do u guys think about the torsen?
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Get a real locker. LS is better than open to a degree, but still sucks if one wheel completely looses traction. I have a limited slip and 4WD and have still gotten stuck on some "fairly" easy stuff. Its so frustrating to be on some off camber trail and have one wheel just spin freely!

Personally, im going to be getting an Eaton e-locker installed. That way Ill have the best of both.. open while on the road and locked when I want/need it.
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I plan to get a locker at some point since I no longer have a l/s and I was thinking of getting this one.

Maby you could get it and tell me how it is.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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I run one (no slip) in the front diff. Been in there for three years w/ 0 problems. Install took me about three and a half hours (pulling diff, install, re-install diff). I'd recommend looking around for a better price. I've found as low as $380.
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I run one (no slip) in the front diff. Been in there for three years w/ 0 problems. Install took me about three and a half hours (pulling diff, install, re-install diff). I'd recommend looking around for a better price. I've found as low as $380.
I just found the first place that sold and linked it here. When I get it ill fine the lowest price I can. Would you happen to know where you saw one for that price? Sounds like its a good product though, I will be getting one for the rear and maby the front later just afraid of breaking cv shafts with it int he front.

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$386 is what I paid for my front no-slip. Here is the cheapest I found doing a search, but I bet you can find it for cheaper (call reider or randy's to see if they'll cut a deal). I know I've seen it a whole lot cheaper than this:

http://www.tellico4x4.com/index.php/cPath/2880_226_
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on a jeep parts site. Damn shoulda book marked it since I'm considering dumping my ECTED and replacing it with a no-slip. BTW, what rear end r u runnin? Oh and as far as the front goes, if you know how to drive and aren't hammering the throttle everytime you approach an obstacle, you won't bust your CV's
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Torsen is developing a LS for the ranger D35... thats what I want in my front end. They said its still in development and should be out next year.
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what do u guys think about the torsen?


Pile of ****. End of story. Worst product to ever be produced in my opinion.

Mine came apart on me at 40 mph and did a number on everything...

time to ***** these pics yet again...
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I threw the Trac Loc in my Ranger after the Torsen blew up... I have maybe 10K miles on it now, and it's still tighter than a frogs you know what. I chirp tires around corners like I have a locker in the rear, when all it is is limited slip. I have an Aussie Locker, new in box waiting to be installed, but I can't find myself installing it just yet when the L/S acts like a locker brand new.

Soon as I start to feel slip out of it, I'll put the Aussie in, but until then, the Trac Loc is my first choice.
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Pile of ****. End of story. Worst product to ever be produced in my opinion.

Mine came apart on me at 40 mph and did a number on everything...

time to ***** these pics yet again...

I threw the Trac Loc in my Ranger after the Torsen blew up... I have maybe 10K miles on it now, and it's still tighter than a frogs you know what. I chirp tires around corners like I have a locker in the rear, when all it is is limited slip. I have an Aussie Locker, new in box waiting to be installed, but I can't find myself installing it just yet when the L/S acts like a locker brand new.

Soon as I start to feel slip out of it, I'll put the Aussie in, but until then, the Trac Loc is my first choice.
Wow, that Torsen looks like it has seen its better days!! lol Does your Trac Loc have the stock number of clutches? My factory Trac Loc in the FX4 & my Mach 1 have never chirped the tires going around a corner or tight turn.
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The stock LS that my Edge came with works great I can do 2wheel burnouts and 4wheel burnouts in the mud or sand. All in all I don't any reason I would ever buy a locker the factory l/s works great. And I have been in knee high muck not just a little mud with a lot of water over it. The truck has also been off kilter (left side in ruts right side on top of them) and still had all four spining.
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Wow, that Torsen looks like it has seen its better days!! lol Does your Trac Loc have the stock number of clutches? My factory Trac Loc in the FX4 & my Mach 1 have never chirped the tires going around a corner or tight turn.
All I did with it was buy the 31 spline 8.8 Trac Loc off Summit Racing's website, and installed it.

Part of why it does that is the clutches are still wearing. No idea why, I don't complain, and when I race the truck, I can get em both to lay a little rubber around the burnout box... or if I'm showing off I can get 2 tracks down with it.
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$386 is what I paid for my front no-slip. Here is the cheapest I found doing a search, but I bet you can find it for cheaper (call reider or randy's to see if they'll cut a deal). I know I've seen it a whole lot cheaper than this:

http://www.tellico4x4.com/index.php/cPath/2880_226_
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on a jeep parts site. Damn shoulda book marked it since I'm considering dumping my ECTED and replacing it with a no-slip. BTW, what rear end r u runnin? Oh and as far as the front goes, if you know how to drive and aren't hammering the throttle everytime you approach an obstacle, you won't bust your CV's
I more then likely wouldnt break anything in the front but still kinda scares me.lol I just had to replace my 7.5 because it took a dump on me. I replaced it with a 8.8 off of an edge, but without l/s like my 7.5 had.

The one in the link above is the cheapest I have found also. The fronts may just be cheaper, I havent looked at those yet. Not sure what companies your talking about when you say to call reider or randy's. They both work at tellico4x4?


MattN03, my Trac Loc in my old rear end would chirp the tires on tight turns from a stop. I never got 1 wheel peel either, always had 2 identical marks on the road.
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The stock LS that my Edge came with works great I can do 2wheel burnouts and 4wheel burnouts in the mud or sand. All in all I don't any reason I would ever buy a locker the factory l/s works great. And I have been in knee high muck not just a little mud with a lot of water over it. The truck has also been off kilter (left side in ruts right side on top of them) and still had all four spining.
Get a wheel in the air and you wont like the LS anymore!
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Get a wheel in the air and you wont like the LS anymore!
if you have one wheel in the air with the l/s then you can let off the gas and gas it a little harder then normal and the wheel on the ground will alot of the time get enough power to move you. Just have to be careful not to break anything.
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if you have one wheel in the air with the l/s then you can let off the gas and gas it a little harder then normal and the wheel on the ground will alot of the time get enough power to move you. Just have to be careful not to break anything.

What most people seem to forget 90% of off roading is the driver not the truck. I have gone thru holes and over hills and thru crap in other people’s trucks that they couldn't make it thru or over. A good driver with 2wheel drive is a capable as a dumb/bad driver with 4wheel drive.
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Trac-loc in the deep clay, volcanic soil we have out here turned out to be useless, as with trying to climb on the coral shelves. Skinny pedal and aired down swampers got me through a lot more. The whole reason behind me getting my lockers was the fact that I was wheeling every weekend. The places that I was going(muddy trails with river crossings, the beach and coral shelves) offered too much adversity, so I needed to upgrade. If you want to burn up your tires or spend the majority of time on the road and run some minor trails, trac-loc is the way to go. It is cheap and was reliable for me (for 16K w/out any problems). I needed to upgrade for the terrain that I was tackling, and did so.
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