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Old 04-07-2018, 01:39 PM
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Want Truetrak installed in my 2014 JK

Hello,

I would like to get a Truetrak unit installed in the rear end of my 2 door JK. I'm in the Orlando area and looking for recommendations on shops that do this kind of work. Years ago I did stuff like this myself but not in that situation any more.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Dave S.

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Old 04-10-2018, 12:45 PM   #2
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Three places you can check,
1- 4Wheel Parts (off Hwy 50 west end)
2- Jeepers Den (Hwy 50 East end of town)
3- Tuffy Auto Center (Hwy 50 / Rouse Rd). Ask for Bryan to do the work, he has a lot of Jeep experience. They do my maintenance work when not a dealer

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Old 04-11-2018, 08:01 AM
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:13 AM   #4
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If I may. I have had great experiences with the trutrac having it on my GTO but I wanted to give you a heads up on it.

Basically the trutrac is a gear style no maintenance positrac or limited slip. If you want one for offroad performance know that with what it will cost you to install on at a shop like 4wheel parts its not really worth it...

Due to its design, in an offroad situation as soon as you completely lose traction in both wheels or one wheel comes off the ground of the same axle it turns into an open differential, no bueno offroad. Why not look into a cheap lunchbox locker? Those things are 200$ on ebay and cost far less to install than a trutrac.

Again I have experience in both systems, trutrac and the lunchbox lockers, and installed them too
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:14 AM   #5
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As long as the Jeeps wheel and suspension alignment is on point, the lunchbox lockers are invisible on road
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:55 AM
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Thanks LPA for the input. I agree with everything you say. Let me explain the application.

I too am familiar with locked rear ends also having driven pavement sprint cars. Now I know that is an extreme very focused application and not a locker but a solid, open tube axle.

This jeep spends most of it's life on pavement. I am not an extreme off roader climbing rocks or super difficult trails. I am blessed in that where I live there are several miles of smooth clay/sand roads. I love driving the jeep on those. Also my super moto bike too although I gotta be real careful now with my health challenge so no more crazy high speed turns on the bike.

I knew when I bought the jeep it had an open rear. I got it used. And of course as you know there is no powersliding with an open rear. So I just wanted something that would work on those roads and also on wet boat ramps and such. Always had limited slips on my trucks and in my rear wheel drive cars. I've been happy with how they worked.

So that's why I decided to go with the TrueTrac. Understand the savings using certain lockers but it the big picture if I like the TrueTrac we're only talking a few hundred bucks difference.

As far as the install, yes I used to do all that stuff too. Yet this health challenge I'm dealing with has changed the picture a bit and I need help getting things like this done. It's hard for me to have to do that but if I want to enjoy the product I gotta let someone do it.

I chose 4 Wheel Parts as they are close to me. So far they have been extraordinarily helpful. Jeep is there now so next week we'll see how she feels on the clay!!!

With all of the development and growth in this State who knows how long those roads will be there before they are covered with asphalt. Gotta enjoy now!!!
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:50 AM   #7
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Do you mind sharing how much they are charging you for the install? I'll be doing rear Trutrac in a few weeks on my '16. I was just quoted $943 here in NJ at my goto Jeep shop.

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Mine was a touch more due to some findings which is normal. Based on my install $943 seems like a good number. I was extremely happy with 4 Wheel Drive Parts.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:18 PM   #9
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Here's video of what a truetrac can do:

TrueTrac Video


As you can se on the video it still works with one wheel in the air

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