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So, we get some really decent snow/ice in Pittsburgh. I need a better diff that actually works in my truck. Any suggestions? I am not looking for a locker for this is my daily driver that drives through the city, tows a few days and also plays. I know in my Fox bodies I have ran Auburn diffs. Very drivable but when I ask it two work, both wheels are rocking and rolling.

I enjoy driving my truck into the fields when I have the chance. I really dont always enjoy having to hit 4x4 cause of my one wheel peal. I know the Terra Grappers dont help but I know the truck would be WAY better with a working diff.

Any suggestions on a diff? I really want to work on a budget but at the same time, something that works and will allow me to turn without causing a scene!

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I am wanting selectable lockers but so far they are out of my price range for the rear $800+ for ARB 10.5axle, not sure on the price for the front dana 60. Selectable would be the best out of any.

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I am wanting selectable lockers but so far they are out of my price range for the rear $800+ for ARB 10.5axle, not sure on the price for the front dana 60. Selectable would be the best out of any.
800.... Yea, I am looking at a 2000 7.3 work truck that I might pick up to do a few things to and sell. It is 800! lol. I know these diffs can be that much! I hope I can find something that works for a lot less.

I agree though, that would really work great for all the different stuff this rig sees.

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I really dont like the idea of the lockers that automaticaly lock when the wheels slip. I feel that when if I am on ice and/or snow and it locks when I have one wheel slip, it may make both wheels slip...

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I hear ya man, I'm so sick of my one tire fire. It's so annoying. I get stuck in grass and have to put it in four wheel drive to get around our yard.

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Welded diff! Haha. Just kidding. I agree, I could use an upgrade too, but don't wanna drop that kind of coin...

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I used a Lock Right in a Ford 9''. Car was a streetcar and always threw posi after the instal. No big clunk sound when turning also.

Then I put on in a 7.5 Chevy rear and it clunks like a MOFO.

Its basically a bunch of dog teeth and the cup ratchets on it with springs.

You have two different springs, street spring and race spring.
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If you can't do the ARB or an e-locker then I second the TrueTrac. It's a good diff.

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in my various rigs over the years the Detroit TrueTrac has been the best posi, and the auburn was a useless POS. Other than a selectable locker (ARB, E-locker) or Full on Detroit/Spool/Welded, i would definitely put my coin on the TrueTrac

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