Originally Posted by jecaper
I haven't tried it but I heard that if you apply a couple of clicks on the parking break, it will greatly add to the "locked" aspect of the LSD. Is this true?
It can help in some situations where the wheel is completly free, off the ground, but in mud or on ice, it does nothing other than create drag and heat up your brakes.
This of course is an argueable point, but of you think about it, parking brake applies resistance to both rear wheels equally, so you're in effect also making the wheel you want to turn harder to turn.
Possible solutions really are, Keep your trac-lok well maintained, re-shim it stiffer so it engages sooner and more firmly, or replace it with a "lunch box" locker or a true locker.
Becareful with those "lunch box" lockers like powertrax, e-locker, and aussie lockers. The D44 Trac-Lok has a diffrent carrier than and open D44 and require a specific part type.
If you replace with a FULL diff assembly like a Detriot Locker or ARB, OX, ect its a standard D44 housing, and can reuse your ring and pinion gears.
I dunno why but I've heard that term lunch box locker so many times its just how I refer to those.