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Old 07-07-2013, 09:53 AM
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open diff...want traction...options?

Looking into a powertrax locker for my dually. Dana 80, with 3:73 gears. Its an open diff now. And going to factory limited slip would require me to go to a 4:10 gear set because of the carrier difference. A powertrax is a far cheaper option than a tru trac. What are your thoughts on the powertrax or lock rite lockers? How's the strength of them?
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lock rite is good.
i would just check the horsepower/torque ratings of the units themselves.
some of them cant hold up to the power.
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How did you get 373s?
What about the detroit truetrac? Heard great things about them, some swear by them
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I got an email about the lock rite...they said it wouldn't handle the power.

As for the gears, it's what came with the truck. Lol
The guy told me that the 373 gears are a thin gearset. So I need a series 4 locker...but after further investigation, a series 4 locker is for 410 and up and a series 3 carrier is for 373 gears...so I emailed him back to clarify....the prices for each tru track is very different. Series 4 is about 600, series 3 is about a grand....ugh.

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Have you looked into OX lockers? Not sure if they make em for the D80 tho..

They are a cable driven locker so they act like an ARB but without the air. Open when not engaged but its a 100% positive lock when engaged. I like this better than the drop in lockers due to how they react on ice, snow, and around corners.

On ice/snow if towing you will be jackknifing all over the palace which is why the optional lockers are nice. Especially with the amount of torq our vehicles have, it dont take much to break the tires loose on ice...

Around corners if giving it gas they will lock up and make your tires hop, annoying while normal driving, very annoying when towing cause there aren't many corners you just roll through, once you give power to that rear diff it locks.

Let us know what you come up with tho. There is also Aussie locker, not sure if they make for our vehicles but i know they are a lot better than lock rite.
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well if all else fails detroit tru trac is a good unit.
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Have you looked into OX lockers? Not sure if they make em for the D80 tho..

They are a cable driven locker so they act like an ARB but without the air. Open when not engaged but its a 100% positive lock when engaged. I like this better than the drop in lockers due to how they react on ice, snow, and around corners.

On ice/snow if towing you will be jackknifing all over the palace which is why the optional lockers are nice. Especially with the amount of torq our vehicles have, it dont take much to break the tires loose on ice...

Around corners if giving it gas they will lock up and make your tires hop, annoying while normal driving, very annoying when towing cause there aren't many corners you just roll through, once you give power to that rear diff it locks.

Let us know what you come up with tho. There is also Aussie locker, not sure if they make for our vehicles but i know they are a lot better than lock rite.
Thanks, ill look into both of them

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I would do a selectable locker arb or ox. Why do you need a locker ? Sled pulling?
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