Originally Posted by scopop
I found out my rear axle was open when I went to put my gears in and am upgrading to a Detroit Trutrac LSDs since I don’t do any serious crawling and my Jeep is my DD. I’m also considering putting a Trutrac in the D30 up front too, but I’ve heard mixed reviews about how it may affect my drivability on pavement. Any experience or recommendations?
My Jeep is my DD and I run TrueTracs (TT) front and rear
. IMO, the TTs are absolutely transparent when on pavement. As a matter of fact, when I regeared and had the TTs installed - I originally thought my shop forgot to install them as I couldn't even feel their presence. After my break in period for my gears passed, I took the Jeep on a trial run. I was pleasantly surprised when my Jeep keep moving forward on trail that I used to have difficulty on while open; at that point, I knew they were working.
My TTs were able to make it through this trail without winching or requiring a tug.
When winter came, I was a bit nervous on how the TTs would perform on snow and ice, during my commute to work. All anxieties were erased when the TTs did their job effortlessly. The Jeep felt more in control on the snow and ice with the TTs, compared to when I was open. Never once did my rear decide to bypass me while coming out of a stop and while turning, or during lane changes.
I highly recommend the TrueTracs for daily drivers who may experience snow and ice. The TrueTrac IMO is the best LSD on the market. No additives are required and there are no clutches to wear. However, it should be stated that the TT is no locker, and will be evident if the Jeep wheels/crawls on rocks and lifts a tire often.
In this case, a selectable is the way to go.