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Old 01-01-2008, 02:50 PM
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Weak Trac Lock

I've noticed when I leave some black marks, one side is darker than the other, I can't kick the truck sideways, and I doubt both tires are spinning when I back into some wet grass or the like. My axle code is 3L, so I know the truck has a posi rear end. Can the clutch/plate assembly in the posi be rearranged for tighter action like you can with an 8.8? I believe the clutch/plate arrangement in an 8.8 is C-PP-C-PP-C, and it is common practice to change it to C-P-C-P-C, sometimes adding in a clutch.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:53 PM
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Yes... you can repack the clutches...

It'll cost you around 100 bucks for the rebuild IIRC...

It'll cost around 500 for a detroit truetrac if you REALLY want a posi that isn't going to wear out and always leave 2 even marks .
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:26 PM
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They're not worn out. The sterling limited slip just sucks. It works perfectly if your going straight on level ground and there is exactly the same weight on both tires. Wish I had done a locker when I had the gears put in. I will definately next time the cover comes off.
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:37 PM
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Yes... you can repack the clutches...

It'll cost you around 100 bucks for the rebuild IIRC...

It'll cost around 500 for a detroit truetrac if you REALLY want a posi that isn't going to wear out and always leave 2 even marks .
That's what I wanted to hear. I'll probably go with a Truetrac if I put some 4.10's in it.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:19 PM
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Yeah, factory LSD sucks...mine stopped working at 20,000miles lol. Also makes a loud groaning noise when i do a burn out.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:27 PM
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i have to agree with marty on this one.... Stealth Automotive. Ford 10.25 & 10.5 Detrot Tru Trac
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:35 PM
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Mine seems to work well after a warm-up burnout. I did this with about 30K on my truck.

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Old 01-01-2008, 09:48 PM
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jeez those things are spensive but I'm thinking I will be needing one here pretty soon so that i will have to replace two tires all the time instead of just one
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:51 PM
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BTW, on the trac lok set up, what is the difference between a 2 and 3 pinion setup? Does anyone have pics of the difference?
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:10 PM
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haha speaking of burnouts i had a rough weekend last weekend and lets put it this way the tires paid i got some black marks about a 3/4 mile long. posi the whole way i was surprised when i woke up the next morning and seeing how good they actually were. and lets say as for the tires they were pretty new maybe on the truck a few months and i just ordered 2 new one's. Wires showing on both tires. crazy fun nights is all i got to say
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