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Locking Dif
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Dave Munson    Posted 02-18-2004 at 19:37:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have been thinking of changing the stuff in the truck so I have a locking differential.

Opinions?


basod    Posted 02-20-2004 at 01:07:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
locking dif kits are available for most popular axles, I can explain how to weld a rear end for full time locker but I, don't recomended, if you ever want to turn around on a trail again.


Ben in KY    Posted 02-19-2004 at 06:06:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are we talking locking differential or limited slip AKA positraction ? Positraction types are VERY nice. I am not sure how you would turn with a true locking rear end like in a tractor.


Jon H    Posted 02-19-2004 at 00:05:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
They have much better traction than a standard open diff. The only down side is that when you are on a side hill in slippery stuff,the rear end will slide sideways very quickly. With an open diff,one wheel spins while the other does not. The wheel not spinning locks that end of the machine in position,so you do not get side slip so easily. Traction wise,I added locking rear diff to a 4x4 pickup. With the locking diff it had nearly as much traction in 2wd as it used to have in 4wd with the open diff.


Go for it....    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:24:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
....they are nice!


RY


onlytony    Posted 02-19-2004 at 16:47:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That is a good idea but be ready to pay for it.
They say that a locking rearend is better than a
limited slip one. I assume you are talking about
an "on command" locking rear end. Do a search for
tractech.com I got a Toyota truck for my wife that
has the locking rear end and it works well. She
says that locking rear helps on a wet slick road,
I dont know, I've never tryed it. The Toyota
trucks you see on the road with TRD on the side
have the locking rear ends. If you want a locked
rear end for a truck that would be used on a ranch
and never on the road, they say there is something
in the rear end that can be wielded and the rear
end will always be locked.


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