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scopop 03-01-2010 04:22 PM

trutrac LSD in front axle?
 
I found out my rear axle was open when I went to put my gears in and am upgrading to a Detroit Trutrac LSDs since I donít do any serious crawling and my Jeep is my DD. Iím also considering putting a Trutrac in the D30 up front too, but Iíve heard mixed reviews about how it may affect my drivability on pavement. Any experience or recommendations?

IslandTJ 03-01-2010 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by scopop (Post 559009)
I found out my rear axle was open when I went to put my gears in and am upgrading to a Detroit Trutrac LSDs since I don’t do any serious crawling and my Jeep is my DD. I’m also considering putting a Trutrac in the D30 up front too, but I’ve heard mixed reviews about how it may affect my drivability on pavement. Any experience or recommendations?

My Jeep is my DD and I run TrueTracs (TT) front and rear :). IMO, the TTs are absolutely transparent when on pavement. As a matter of fact, when I regeared and had the TTs installed - I originally thought my shop forgot to install them as I couldn't even feel their presence. After my break in period for my gears passed, I took the Jeep on a trial run. I was pleasantly surprised when my Jeep keep moving forward on trail that I used to have difficulty on while open; at that point, I knew they were working.

My TTs were able to make it through this trail without winching or requiring a tug.
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When winter came, I was a bit nervous on how the TTs would perform on snow and ice, during my commute to work. All anxieties were erased when the TTs did their job effortlessly. The Jeep felt more in control on the snow and ice with the TTs, compared to when I was open. Never once did my rear decide to bypass me while coming out of a stop and while turning, or during lane changes.

I highly recommend the TrueTracs for daily drivers who may experience snow and ice. The TrueTrac IMO is the best LSD on the market. No additives are required and there are no clutches to wear. However, it should be stated that the TT is no locker, and will be evident if the Jeep wheels/crawls on rocks and lifts a tire often. In this case, a selectable is the way to go.

scopop 03-01-2010 06:11 PM

wow, I'm sold, that rock pile you crawled says it all. I've also heard a little braking transfers power to the other wheel if one gets airborne and swaybar disconnets help keep the tires down as well. Ordering TTs tonight!

Hilldweller 03-02-2010 07:15 AM

Adding to what IslandTJ said, the TT on a JK will work even better on rocks due to BLDs kicking in when a wheel is up. Still not a locker but a nice kick in the pants overall.

scopop 03-02-2010 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Hilldweller (Post 559483)
Adding to what IslandTJ said, the TT on a JK will work even better on rocks due to BLDs kicking in when a wheel is up. Still not a locker but a nice kick in the pants overall.

Thanks Bill, I thought that might be the case. Thinking this setup will be a great DD/weekend wheeler combo. By the way, I went with 4.88s instead of 4.56s, you convinced me about hills and towing.

Trail maintenance a week from Saturday, I canít wait!


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