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eaton tru-trac for sterling 10.5" good for 500hp?

not sure where else to ask this.

My stock LS is toast, to put it gently. I'm looking at my options. The eatonn tru-trac seems like a good fit.

I've read quite a bit of good things about the eaton tru-trac for the sterling 10.5"

I've also read in other applications that they break.

What I wanna know is will it hold up behind 400-500hp? I'm never going to make more than 500hp, but I'm easily over 400. I don't abuse my truck, but from time to time I do like to flog on it a bit. I don't want to buy it if it's just going to fly apart when I drop the skinny pedal to the floor.

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Why? I don't want a locker. And they aren't known to last that long either. I can handle the clicking from the rear and I can handle it if it's a pita to backup, but I just want something that'll last. Truth be told I wish this stupid factory LS worked as good as in my D70 in the old dodge cummins...

Another option is to just rebuild the factory LS. does flipping the clutches when you rebuild it make much difference? or will it still burn out quick?

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Why? I don't want a locker. And they aren't known to last that long either. I can handle the clicking from the rear and I can handle it if it's a pita to backup, but I just want something that'll last. Truth be told I wish this stupid factory LS worked as good as in my D70 in the old dodge cummins...

Another option is to just rebuild the factory LS. does flipping the clutches when you rebuild it make much difference? or will it still burn out quick?
X2. I've been trying to finda place that makes conversion hubs for the rear axles like i had in my 08 dodge, the aam 11.5. That rear had the best LS I've ever seen.

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detroit makes a LS also

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Re: eaton tru-trac for sterling 10.5" good for 500hp?

Call and ask. FWIW its a Detroit TrucTrac. Eaton bought them out but the trademark name stayed with the unit. Lol, I said "unit"

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eaton tru-trac for sterling 10.5" good for 500hp?

Get a Detroit Locker Soft Loc. The True Trac can break loose and spin one tire at unexpected times. True Trac is great for the front axle.


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i ran Det, TruTrac in the front of my jeep, i thought it was a good product, but still weak in comparison to a locked unit, many stories out about them exploding while wheeling....... not sure i would trust it behind a powerstroke. If were just talking street use, i would rebuild the stock LS.
If you want pure off road lock up, a full locker is where i would look, and not the cheap trac locks that click when you turn.... broken them too.
Couple guys run spools, but i dont recommend that for street use.
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You could always Lincoln Lock it. No worries about it slipping.

Eaton FAQ's They suggest contacting them about your specific application.

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eaton tru-trac for sterling 10.5" good for 500hp?

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i ran Det, TruTrac in the front of my jeep, i thought it was a good product, but still weak in comparison to a locked unit, many stories out about them exploding while wheeling....... not sure i would trust it behind a powerstroke. If were just talking street use, i would rebuild the stock LS.
If you want pure off road lock up, a full locker is where i would look, and not the cheap trac locks that click when you turn.... broken them too.
Couple guys run spools, but i dont recommend that for street use.
Putting a full locker up front is not user friendly. As for the True Trac not standing up to the torque of a Powerstroke, I've not seen anyone that I know running them have any issues with them and they pull 10,000+ regularly and also race occasionally. The only True Trac I've ever heard "exploding" was when the truck was being driven in an extremely stupid manner with a heavy load in the back and if it wasn't the True Trac that gave way it would have been some other part of the idiots drivetrain. Sure you could rebuild the stock LS but why spend money doing something that will have to be done again in a few years.


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