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Old 03-25-2016, 08:22 AM
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Powertrax no slip experience

Does anyone have anything to say about these devices? Not going to use it to run fours or fives at local rock crawling park.

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I installed one just about a year ago. I will say they are perfect for the front axle. When in two wheel drive you never know its there, since it only actuates when it has torque applied it's not engaged, in 4wd it is silent when it engages, and will make all the difference in the world offroad. Probably dollar for dollar the best upgrade I've done to my jeep.

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I installed one just about a year ago. I will say they are perfect for the front axle. When in two wheel drive you never know its there, since it only actuates when it has torque applied it's not engaged, in 4wd it is silent when it engages, and will make all the difference in the world offroad. Probably dollar for dollar the best upgrade I've done to my jeep.
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Great lunchbox locker, quiet and doesn't click in 2wd on the street like the Lockrite or Aussie. I had one in my previous TJ and liked it a lot.
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Thanks guys for the information! That was fast! What about the rear?
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Thanks guys for the information! That was fast! What about the rear?
What rear axle do you have? If it's the standard Dana 35, it's not strong enough for a locker. If it's the stronger Dana 44 which is strong enough for a locker, you have to be more selective on which locker goes into the rear axle as it is FAR more sensitive to a locker's ability to unlock for turns even when under power as it always is in the rear.

I'm no fan of lunchbox lockers in the rear but of the bunch, the No-Slip is the only one I believe is even close to being well behaved enough for the street. I'd personally rather have something like a Detroit Locker in the rear if you want an automatic locker. Or an ARB Air Locker or E-Locker if you want it to be selectable.
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What is the difference, off road performance wise, of the NO-SLIP compared to LOCKRITE or AUSSIE?

Is the No-Slip designed to be somewhere in-between a limited slip and full locker? I'm going to be putting a lunchbox in my front D30 and trying to figure out which will be the right one for me.

My TJ is not a daily driver and our four wheeling is moderate to where I just need a little extra traction here and there.

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What is the difference, off road performance wise, of the NO-SLIP compared to LOCKRITE or AUSSIE?

Is the No-Slip designed to be somewhere in-between a limited slip and full locker? I'm going to be putting a lunchbox in my front D30 and trying to figure out which will be the right one for me.

My TJ is not a daily driver and our four wheeling is moderate to where I just need a little extra traction here and there.

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The No-Slip, Aussie, and Lockrite are all identical in how they operate... all three are lunchbox-size automatic lockers. The only real difference with the No-Slip is it doesn't click on the street and when in the rear, it is very slightly better behaved in the rear. In the front, all three are equally well behaved which is to say they are fine on the street in 2wd. The No-Slip is just quieter/click-free.
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What rear axle do you have? If it's the standard Dana 35, it's not strong enough for a locker. If it's the stronger Dana 44 which is strong enough for a locker, you have to be more selective on which locker goes into the rear axle as it is FAR more sensitive to a locker's ability to unlock for turns even when under power as it always is in the rear.
Forgive my ignorance on this topic, but is the main reason you can put a locker in a weaker front axle vs. a rear axle due to the fact a front locker will unlock when turning and thus not put as much stress on the axle? I have a Dana 30 front and Dana 44 rear in my LJ and have been thinking about what I may want to do in terms of lockers down the road when I get them regeared. With 33" tires, could the Dana 30 front handle a No-Slip?
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Forgive my ignorance on this topic, but is the main reason you can put a locker in a weaker front axle vs. a rear axle due to the fact a front locker will unlock when turning and thus not put as much stress on the axle?
It's because when you're in 4x4, the front axle seldom sees more than 50% of the max possible load but typically, the rear axle is experiencing probably 75%-80% of the load the majority of the time. So the front axle seldom sees even close to the load/stress that the rear axle does on a routine basis.

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