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Testing my Powertrax No-Slip. PIC'S PIC'S PIC'S

Like the title says I just installed a Powertrax No-Slip locker in my truck and what better way to test it out than in the dunes.

I should note that prior to the locker my truck would get stuck if I even looked at a dune so all you 4X4 guy's dont laugh cuz this is still a BIG improvement over the stock 8.8 open diff.

well enjoy

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G-out

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almost made it

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Well you saw the truck so you might as well see me

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Besides the locker I have also installed a Basslink powered sub and I also did the rear disk brake conversion.

Basslink

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Rear disk brakes :D

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Well that is it for now.
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nice man! i bet it made a huge difference!
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Glamis or dumont? Looks like glamis to me with all that brush in the sand
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Sweet pics!
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nice man... those are my next mods... discs and locker
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Glamis or dumont? Looks like glamis to me with all that brush in the sand
Its actually in Newberry Springs, kinda buy Calico Ghost Town in between were the 15 and 40 split.
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Nice pics. I wish we had a place like that to ride here...
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Very nice
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is the truck you dd and if so does it skip the tires going around corners and turns? i want one for my lsd but im afraid to put it in my dd
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is the truck you dd and if so does it skip the tires going around corners and turns? i want one for my lsd but im afraid to put it in my dd
Yes this is my DD, well sorta. I ride my street bike whenever the weather permits. I just put it in today but from what little road time I have with it I can say it seems as if it will be very easy to live with. The Powertrax No-slip is designed to be a very road friendly locked. If you like I can Pm. ya with my thoughts once I get some more road time with it.
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Yes this is my DD, well sorta. I ride my street bike whenever the weather permits. I just put it in today but from what little road time I have with it I can say it seems as if it will be very easy to live with. The Powertrax No-slip is designed to be a very road friendly locked. If you like I can Pm. ya with my thoughts once I get some more road time with it.
yea pls pls pls let me kow man.... how much was it for the unit and install???
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Looks like fun.

Rear disc brake mod an expo axle, or mustang brakes??
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yea pls pls pls let me kow man.... how much was it for the unit and install???
The locker was 485 shipped, and I installed it so I can't comment there.
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Looks like fun.

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Sn95 mustang brakes. Thanks for posting that how to thread, I would have never have known otherwise.
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Sn95 mustang brakes. Thanks for posting that how to thread, I would have never have known otherwise.
SWEET! I've converted another one! Another guy on FRF did it too. And no problem for the write up, i just wanted moar guys to know what is out there for options as it seemed not many people knew about it.
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sweet pics.. but a locker seems dumb to upgrade too (for offroading purposes if you are running pretty much stock street tires..)
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sweet, now i want one
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Nice man. lockers make all the difference. But now lets see some of that white smoke on the pavement. lol


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I should note that prior to the locker my truck would get stuck if I even looked at a dune .
ha yeah even 4x4 with out a locker makes soft sand dreadful. does the locker click and clunk when it disengauges.
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sweet pics.. but a locker seems dumb to upgrade too (for offroading purposes if you are running pretty much stock street tires..)
I have 275's Goodyear wrangler silent armors, what more do I need? This is my dd and I wanted a tire that has good traction both on and offroad, and from what I can tell that is what I got.
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ha yeah even 4x4 with out a locker makes soft sand dreadful. does the locker click and clunk when it disengauges.
Not that I can tell but I have very little street use with it so far. The no-slip locker though is the most streetable locker I was able to fined while shoping around online.
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Nice man. lockers make all the difference. But now lets see some of that white smoke on the pavement. lol


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I don't think I have the HP for that, LOL.
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Nice! Lockers make a huge difference over an open diff, even in street driving. My sport trac was my first truck with an open diff and in 2wd it was miserable even in gravel, wet pavement etc. I installed a rear aussie first and it was a huge difference.
Air down more in the sand, like a lot, and you will have much better luck.

Most lunchbox lockers like that are fairly smooth with an auto trans. With a manual you are loading and unloading torque between shifts and it isn't as smooth to drive. I personally wouldn't have a problem installing a locker like that again in an automatic daily driver. I thought about an autolocker for the f150 but not when a set of tires runs me 1500.
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Awesome action pics!

How hard was the install?
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