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Old 05-10-2009, 08:57 AM   #1
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Locker or Lsd?

Just looked in my rear axle (d44 w/trac loc) and found the spider gears chewed up pretty bad. So now having to replace this what would be the best option to install. been looking at all kinds of lockers and lsd's but not sure which one.
This is a daily driver that will see snowy icy roads in the winter

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Old 05-10-2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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I had a lockright and hated it. It was very noisy and locked up turning into parking spaces etc. I replaced it with a no slip (which will fit in your trac lock carrier) and I love it. I hear it every now and then but it is very well behaved on the street. Good Luck.

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Old 05-10-2009, 09:59 AM   #3
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Was looking at that powertrax no slip looks good for the price.
Anyone have a auburn lsd i am looking into that one as well but dont see many reviews on it
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:07 AM   #4
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whenever i get around to lockers in the 77 i will be going with the Eaton E-locker. when applied it is locked, when it is off, it is a limited slip.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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Crazyredneck, the Eaton E-Locker is a good locker but it's open when unlocked, it has no LSD. Perhaps you're thinking of the clutch-based ECTED which does have a LSD when unlocked. ELocker Differentials

Stevie, I'm a big fan of automatic lockers and that's what I run in my TJ... a Detroit Locker in the front and a Powertrax No-Slip, both of which are automatics. But since you say you'll be on slick ice and snow-covered roads, I'd only go for a selectable locker so it can be open when on slick road surfaces and only locked when you're offroad. An automatic locker is not a good choice for icy or snow-covered streets, you'd likely not enjoy how it would be more challenging to drive on such surfaces to avoid skidding and sliding if you were't attentive all the time.

The Eaton E-Locke would be a good choice, so would the ARB Air Locker if it's not too expensive for you. Some love the Ox Locker but I'm not a fan of its cable actuated mechanism.

BUT if your offroading doesn't consist of terrain that causes tires to lift entirely up off the terrain, a Detroit Truetrac limited slip differetial would be fine and excellent on slick ice or snow-covered streets. The Truetrac act like an open differential most of the time and only goes into operation when one side starts spinning. It's also a full-carrier device so it is very strong and known to be just about bulletproof. Neither does it need a friction modifier additive to work properly like your present Tracloc does.
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...snip... Neither does it need a friction modifier additive to work properly like your present Tracloc does.
I have the Tracloc in my LJs 44 and recently changed the fluid with Royal Purple. That has the additive in it already...yes?
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:03 AM   #7
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Thanks to all that answered. Defiantly have to go with the e lockers when i get a chance.
Oldgus i dont think that royal purple has the additive in it.
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I ran Arb's and they worked great. Though on any locker the install is the most important part, so make sure who ever is doing the install knows what they are doing.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:54 AM   #9
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I just checked the bottle of royal purple that I have on the shelf and it says it does have the friction additive. I think all RP has the additive.

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