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Old 12-02-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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Limited Slip

Ok, I have almost killed myself twice in the rain. The wrangler is just too torquy to spin one wheel at a time. I would like to know the cheapest way to get a limited slip diff in the jeep. I have a 35 with 3.07 gears.

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Old 12-02-2007, 01:56 PM   #2
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It probably already does... unless you are positive that it doesn't. Jack up the rear and spin a tire, should both go the same way.

I donno why people always complain about spinning out in the rain or snow, just take'er easy on the skinny pedal.

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Old 12-02-2007, 01:59 PM   #3
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2x.. drive it nicely and when you get bigger tires you shouldn't have that problem any more or as much since you'll have better traction.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:50 PM   #4
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Detroit Trutrac might be what your looking for.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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had the rear end apart.. it doesnt have LSD. I proved it one day doing a brake stand burnout. And trust me... I have to let off the brake, allow the vehicle to idle up to 5mph or so and then touch the gas pedal. In addition i have to coast around every corner and then accelerate ONLY after the vehicle is traveling in a straight line again.

Its hard for me to do that when I have been doing autocross and SCCA track events in a civic built to handle like a Go Cart. I am used to accelerating through the apex.

What I am getting at is that I am as light as can be on the skinny pedal, and I am 100% positive it has no LSD.

I am thinkin I may just buy a whole 44 assembly with LSD and 3.73. then regearing the 30 to a 3.73 so I can go to 32x11.50
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:41 PM   #6
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I feel your pain man i used to have a miata that STOCK handled like a roller coaster and because it was only 2k lb it did feel like a go cart on the street ...

What kind of tires you got in the rear?
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:26 PM   #7
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What kind of motor you got in that joker?? I could break the 33's loose pretty easy when the roads were wet, but they were bald. It wouldn't break traction unless i gave it that lil extra umph.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:32 PM   #8
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I thought i was the only one, not SO much in the rain but more then it should be, i have stock 30"wrangler tires and a 44 in the rear with 3.73 and same thing, breaks them loose, Just had some snow this morning and all day i've been drifting around turns because my jeep keeps breaking the rear tires loose, even starting in 2nd gear! if i wasnt educated and trained in driving, i prob would have crashed already!
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:36 AM   #9
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if you want to drive fast on snow without driftig buy some real winter tires.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:01 AM   #10
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the other day i drove on ice w/ some snow on top of it w/ my stock 30s.. no problems.. just gotta feel the pedal and use the grip u got. Maybe its because i have manual so i have more control?.. no idea but it is what it is.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:47 AM   #11
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Yeah.. thats my point... those of you who have trouble breaking traction... have a Limited Slip. I do not (which i understand is quite rare in 4.0 sport models), therefore, I cant keep traction on my tiny 215/75R15 BF Goodrich Long Trail T/As. And I am not talkin bout havin problems on ice and snow. I am talkin about spinnin tire every where a dog decides to piss on pavement.

So again, does anyone have an idea how i can get a LSD.. not a locker, but true limited slip.
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Yes, go buy a Detroit Tru Trac or Powertrax no-slip. Those are both true limited slip differentials. Both around $350 too. Maybe a little more depending on where you find it at.
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I had seen the no-slip... is that a good one?
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:31 AM   #14
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Unless you are planning on keeping the 3.07 gears don't waste your money on a limited slip now.If you regear you will have get another lsd.Buy some different tires.If you are keeping the 3.07s go with the Tru trac.
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I had seen the no-slip... is that a good one?
The No-Slip is a Locker not an LSD.
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Unless you are planning on keeping the 3.07 gears don't waste your money on a limited slip now.If you regear you will have get another lsd.Buy some different tires.If you are keeping the 3.07s go with the Tru trac.
The Truetrac is a great choice but..... it's only available for 3.54 and up gears.
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Sounds more like a tire issue than a traction issue. But if you must get one, then look into the tru-trac.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:14 PM   #18
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The No-Slip is a Locker not an LSD.
Danget, dont tell him that! I was trying to work a little magic and get him to buy a lockerO well, now that my cover is blown Id say deff. get a tru trac.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:20 PM   #19
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I am thinkin i may try to find a 44 rear assembly with 3.73 and LSD through car-part.com Then build my front 30 up and gear it 3.73...

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