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Old 03-19-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Installing new Detroit Tru-tracs front & rear.

After a lot of reading on the forum regarding lockers and limited slip differentials, reading Jerry Bransford's discussion on the Tru-trac and Island TJ's threads I bought D44 rear & d30 front Tru-trac and they are being installed on my 2-dr wrangler "Skittles"! "Skittles" is a 98 Wrangler Sport with Auto and it is a "fun" machine that we keep at our cabin and 95% of her mileage is off-pavement and rough terrain driving including snow.



"Skittles" on the rack:



Cleaned up and ready to install!



Rear differential installed and ready for the axles!



Front differential ready for the true-trac



while she's torn down we're installing new rear brakes and cylendars

Have been wanting to do this for some time but was torn between a locker and limited slip. The rear diff had a limited slip but was worn out and it needed overhauling but was only about $70. bucks more to buy the Tru-trac.

Will post some more pics when we install the front drive.

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Nice write up.

I did front and rear trutracs on my 98 auto too. They have worked great with everything I have thrown at them and have very good road manners.
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Nice write up.

I did front and rear trutracs on my 98 auto too. They have worked great with everything I have thrown at them and have very good road manners.
Thanks, I'm really glad to hear that. What really makes it nice is that the tru-trac is handled by gears instead of clutches, so no more dismantling the diff to replace clutches. I'm fairly literate mechanically, but I still don't understand how the tru-trac works but it does work!

As a side note when we pulled the rear differential cover off and examined the gears we did find a broken "spacer" (not sure what it is called), but there was no damage to the gears inside so our timing to replace the diff was good or it could have wound up to be more expensive
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The TrueTracs absolutely work . Great for a daily driven Jeep, awesome street manners, very transparent to me and more importantly - my wife . On the trail, well on the particular trail below - the TrueTracs did their job, I didn't have to use my winch or use a strap .





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I have front and rear LSD's and have been very happy with them so far..
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Kevin ... help us po' folks out ... first photo: L/R which is D30 and which D44?

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