Originally Posted by Timberman
Has anyone had any experience with Detroit True Tacs?
Timberman, I do have experience with the TrueTrac (TT). IMHO I believe they are the perfect traction aiding device for the Pacific Northwest. My Jeep is also my DD and noticed a HUGE improvement in performance from an open differential to a limited slip. On the road, the TT is unnoticeable in my D35; I even thought that my shop inadvertently forgot to install it. However when I took the Jeep out for its first trail run with the TT, I noticed I was able to go over obstacles whereas in the past I would struggle.
Another positive for the TT are that the winters in Oregon and Washington are susceptible to snow and ice. If my Jeep wasn’t my DD, a locked rear wouldn’t be a concern but I do drive my Jeep on snow/ice covered roads. The TT is more forgiving in winter road conditions, while a locker has a tendency to swing out the rear while accelerating from a complete stop. Lane changes are somewhat scary and may be unpredictable on snow covered roads – with a locked rear.
On the other hand, please note the TrueTrac is NOT a locker! I rarely, if never rock crawl and I don’t really lift my tires often – so the TT is spot on for my needs. If you do rocks or trail on extreme off-camber terra, lockers would definitely be in your interest. The Detroit soft locker is extremely reliable and damn near bulletproof!