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post #1 of 4 Old 12-30-2010, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Limited Slip in Front Diff

Hello. I would like to put in a limited slip in the front diff. The reason I would like a slip and not a locker is that I do allot of snow driving during the winter so the locker would not improve traction on the street with ice and snow. with the locker once one of the front wheels slip on the ice, the other will also. Unless you can persuade me to get a locker, by all means please

What kind do you recommend?

Here is one unit from summit racing.
Strange Engineering D3537 - Strange Trac-Lok Differentials - Overview - SummitRacing.com


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I had a detroit unit in a truck I used to have. I believe it was called a trutrac. It was a limited slip but it didnt slip alot. Steering was a bit tougher on pavement and it tended to push a bit on icy roads. Once off road you would have thought it was a full locker. I wouldnt use it for a truck that sees a lot of on road 4x4 use.

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Parallel thought path?

smokersteve, I just posted something that is somewhat similar in train of thought, but would have been a blatant thread hijack if I had posted it here, so thought I would refer you to the thread and we can hope it generates some discussion that is beneficial to us both.

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unless your rock crawling or heavy mud with big tires, put a clutch pack up front. i have had everything from spools to detroits lockers to clutch packs had worm drives and open diffs. drove them on all surfaces. In a true locker the tire on ice will not slip if the other side is on good traction, it just wont have any pulling power or traction.

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