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open diff vs elocker vs limited slip

I come from a few decades of running the Detroit TrueTrac so maybe I'm a little spoiled, but I find the elocker/open diff really is unpleasant to drive with.

Seems like any time I try to pull out in traffic all it does is spin the unloaded tire and then traction control takes away the power. Been a few hairy moments where I wanted to cuss that diff.

One of the other users passed on a tip for manual locking which in my ignorance I didn't know (pull the knob out.)

So just for kicks I went out and tried straight line acceleration w/ and w/o the elocker locked (1 wheel drive vs 2.) Obviously with the nature of the elocker engaged, this can only be done in a straight line.

All I can say is 'holy smoke' what a difference in the truck's ability to accelerate. I'd already ordered a TrueTrac for the rear and Detroit elocker for the front, so I already had a good idea what would happen. But trying it was a whole different thing.

Can't wait for the TT to get here and get it in. Going to be soooo much better.

2012 F350, 6.7L Diesel, 4x4, SRW, Crew Cab, Short Box, Loaded, Ingot Silver
Detroit Truetrac, Icon leveling springs, steering damper mounts, King reservoir shocks and steering damper, Ultra Predator 22x10 and Nitto Terra 325/50R22 (35"s), H&S Minimaxx & Gearhead, aFe 5" SS w/ muffler, Leer XL, LineX, Titan 50gal, Airlift bags and wireless.
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