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Old 09-28-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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Detroit True Trac

Guys,

Has anyone had any experience with Detroit True Tacs? I am just reading on lockers trying to find a little better cost option other than ARB Air Lockers.

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Old 09-28-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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its not a locker its a limited slip
it does lock up but not like a locker does they suck on the rocks

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Yeah, i knew that, but heard that they do lock up... If you say that suck on Rock, that is enough for me...

Are there any better options which are road friendly other than ARB?
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If its the rear your looking to lock up then go with a full on Detroit. It does fine on the road and it will lock up fully off road. Its a great unit and its a cheaper alternative than an ARB.
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a 8.8 torsen rear end would be your best bet if you want lsd that much.

selling your 44 should give you plenty of green for a new 8.8 with torsen.
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Buddy of mine had a detroit for the rear and a True track up front, combo worked well for him. He didn't want a full time locker up front as it was his daily driver, and and ox or arb where not in his budget. For what it was it does fine, as long as you know its not a full locker.
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Yeah, i knew that, but heard that they do lock up... If you say that suck on Rock, that is enough for me...

Are there any better options which are road friendly other than ARB?
I agree that Truetracs, while superb on the streets, suck on rocks or trails uneven enough to lift a tire up off the ground. I had front and rear Truetracs and they were terrible on the type of trails I run, they did little to nothing for me even using the "step on the brakes" technique to help them work better. Going to lockers completely transformed my TJ on the trail.

What type of trails do you ride and what are your worst street conditions? Where do you live? Do you have to use 4x4 to get around on the streets in the winter?
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It sounds like you only run trails and don't need lockers at both ends. I'd leave the front open and get a Detroit in the rear. This is my setup. It allows great traction for 95% of what anyone would wheel on and keeps good street manors. A Detroit in the rear is almost unoticable. The locker up front changes things in 4WD. It's disconected while in 2WD.
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Guys,

Has anyone had any experience with Detroit True Tacs?
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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!

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