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post #1 of 7 Old 02-11-2009, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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well i just found out that my truck came with an open diff so i need to get a locker. what do you guys recomend? i dont do alot off offroading but i do some, mostly winter driving in snow, ice etc. let me know what you guys think will work best for me and were to get it at the best price.

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my brother put in a trutrac he likes and when i drive his truck i like it kinda nice when hauling cattle a little slip and she works a detriot is nice but tends to be a little more noticeable when it locks up
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when you say a little more noticable does it lock up faster?

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youll feel it more and here it the first time the detriot locked in on my buddies truck i thought the rear end broke but it works damn good stay away from a spool a spool locks the rear end all the time good thing about a trutrac or a detriot when you go around corners they unlock
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I've got a detroit in my 46 willys cj2a. I've heard that you don't want to go with the detroit if you're using it for snow. Not sure if it's true though. I've always heard that the trutrac is better for snow conditions.

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the biggest question i have is about towing, a couple of guys have told me that i do not want to install a trutrac because it will cause problems when the truck is loaded down. they say that it will bind when going around corners and hop. is this true? i have a 35' 5th wheel i tow and a work trailer so i cant have this problem. they suggest going with a auburn gear unit because it has clutch disc's in it so it will give a little when turning. what do you guys think? i can get a trutrac for 525.00 from my mechanic and the auburn is 500.00 so not a big difference, just want to get the best unit for my truck and needs.

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Go with the true trac, it uses gears as opposed to clutches like the Auburn. The auburn is a great unit and provides tight lock-up, but it will eventually where out and you CANNOT replace the clutches with an Auburn...you have to be a new unit. The true-trac is virtually maintenance free and arguably the best limited slip on the market for our heavy trucks...the true trac is also more forgiving in the snow and for towing than a Detroi Locker.

If you tow and/or deal with snow: True Trac
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