Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

auburn gear differentail?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88jimmyoungowner, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. 88jimmyoungowner

    88jimmyoungowner 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Posts:
    425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    georgia-rome
    i am lookin into auburn gear's limited slip differentials, and i was wondering if anyone has them or used to have them? This rig is my daily driver, but i still go off road a good amount.so would they be good for me, or not. I run an 88 jimmy, stock mostly, except for slightly larger tires.

    16, 88 jimmy, give me advise if i ask for it, please!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 24, 2000
    Posts:
    430
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Monmouth County, NJ
    Advise=Advice?

    350FI/700r4/NP208c/10b's ORD 4" Shackle Flip/ORD Disconnects <font color=red>NJK5</font color=red><a target="_blank" href=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njk5club>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njk5club</a>
     
  3. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 24, 2000
    Posts:
    430
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Monmouth County, NJ
    Advise=Advice?

    350FI/700r4/NP208c/10b's ORD 4" Shackle Flip/ORD Disconnects <font color=red>NJK5</font color=red><a target="_blank" href=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njk5club>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njk5club</a>
     
  4. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2001
    Posts:
    8,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    I got an Auburn in the rear of my Jimmy. It works pretty well. I kick myself for not making my dad get a detroit when he got the auburn though. The Auburn has worked well for me with no complaints. It is great in my daily driver, you don't even know its there. The only time I know its there is if I get on the gas hard around a tight corner. It chirps the inside tire.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  5. high&liftedup

    high&liftedup Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CA
    I installed a Auburn in my rear 12 bolt 4:11s (76K5) and it works very well...never had any problems. It doesn't make noise on the corners and is relatively inexpensive. (vs Air Lockers)...

    HE will always get you out of the mire clay!!!
     
  6. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    6,854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California (Modesto area)
    I had a Pro Auburn in my 12 bolt that only lasted 1200 miles. I was out wheelin and doin a hill climb when the whole 12bolt twisted,driveshaft busted off and hit the floor board, Auburn granaded and left the 12bolt dead. I had a Conferr truss on it and I swear to this day that truss is the only reason I was able to drive home in front wheel drive(rear shaft removed) for 6hrs goin 35MPH on the freeway with my flashers flashing!!
    So I think they are good but didn't have much time to test it well................
    Now I run Dana Power-Lok front and rear....

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4</a>
     
  7. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2001
    Posts:
    872
    Likes Received:
    0
    junk
    cone style 'clutch' that makes the carrier a wearing item
    to rebuild it you basically shim the springs to account for the carrier being ground down.
    sorry to those that have it this is just my OPINION.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.auburngear.com/>http://www.auburngear.com/</a>

    if you go for just about any other traction dif, the case will last until you break it, and the clutches are replaceable so the life span is LOOONG. if a powerlock is available for your dif, and i doubt it, it is a good posi. go detroit or spool if you want a real put it in and forget about it forever product. no maintanence, no friction modifiers.
     
  8. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2000
    Posts:
    1,579
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lake Forest, Orange County, California
    I had the Auburn Pro in my rear 10 bolt for about 4 years before switching over to 14bff w/ Detroit. The Auburn was perfect for street driving, but every time I went off roading I saw its weakness! As soon as you lift a tire or have one tire with little contact pressure, it's all over - wheel spin out!! Brake modulation helped sometimes, but most of the time it didn't. If you plan on wheeling any decent trails you will probably want to move up to a larger axle anyway with a Detroit. But if you are mostly stock, then I assume you will be staying with the 10 bolt rear, so a Detroit might be pretty hard on your axles...hmmm...well, I did DO a lot of cool trails with the Auburn, just not as gracefully as I do now with the Detroit and ARB, so I guess you would be ok...

    My best advice is to really sit down and think about what you want the truck to be (now and maybe a few years from now)...if it is going to remain pretty much stock and you do more street driving than hardcore off roading, try to stay with a Auburn or other LSD for their great street manners and slightly improved off road capabilities (vs. an open diff)....if you plan on getting hardcore and don't mind the occasional "quirks" of a Detroit on the street and want ultimate traction off road...that is what you really need to decide!
     
  9. 88jimmyoungowner

    88jimmyoungowner 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Posts:
    425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    georgia-rome
    what about for the front? are they good there and if not what is?

    16, 88 jimmy, give me advise if i ask for it, please!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2000
    Posts:
    3,238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nashville Tn
    It would be good up front for a mostly daily driver kinda truck with a locker in the rear. and with the auburn up front you will have a little better traction than the open diff, and you dont have the greater chance of breaking 10 bolt parts that you would with a locker. I have one up front in mine and thus far have liked it alot. Its no locker but its definately better than open.

    Surgeon General's Warning:
    Viagra and steroids may be harmful to your spouse![​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.nashvillek5.freeservers.com>www.nashvillek5.freeservers.com</a>
     
  11. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Posts:
    17,899
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    portland oregon
  12. Executioner

    Executioner 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Posts:
    1,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Temp. Ft. Walton Beach Fl. home=Tucson, Az.
    For the same money or less than an Auburn, look into the new eaton with carbon fiber clutch packs,
    it is far superior in every way.
    FYI Auburn is a throw away unit when it wears out, and by design it will wear out !
     
  13. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2000
    Posts:
    1,579
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lake Forest, Orange County, California
    I actually sold my Auburn for cheap to Matt (babyblue) a while ago, he put it in the front of his truck, he said it didn't work very well up front either. And the points that the other guys brought up about not being rebuildable, that is a good point - once it is worn out it is done! I have a PowrLok in front in my CJ5 and it seems to work pretty good, much better than the Auburn ever did (of course the rear Detroit in the Jeep alone would make that thing crawl without the PowrLok).
     
  14. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2000
    Posts:
    26,982
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    Roy WA
    But what is the "wear out" time of the Auburn unit? Say a plate type LS diff out of a GM vehicle, they last 100k miles. (on average) If a $300 Auburn lasts 100K miles then you have to toss it, is it really that big a deal? (of course, thats IF they last that long)

    Whoops. Same or less $$ than an Eaton? Buh Bye Auburn

    Dorian
    My tech/links page: &lt;a target="_blank" href=http://www.dorianyeager.com/index2.html&gt;www.dorianyeager.com/index2.html&lt;/a&gt;
    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by dyeager535 on 11/28/01 02:20 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  15. 88jimmyoungowner

    88jimmyoungowner 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Posts:
    425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    georgia-rome
    where can i find eaton on the internet?

    16, 88 jimmy, give me advise if i ask for it, please!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2000
    Posts:
    26,982
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    Roy WA
    www.dorianyeager.com/index2.html
    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
  17. 88jimmyoungowner

    88jimmyoungowner 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Posts:
    425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    georgia-rome
    ok, now that i have looked at eatons things, where can i get them?

    16, 88 jimmy, give me advise if i ask for it, please!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Executioner

    Executioner 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Posts:
    1,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Temp. Ft. Walton Beach Fl. home=Tucson, Az.
    As the saying goes here, at your parts store !
    If your looking to get it at the best price to you, call, e-mail
    all places that specilize in drivetrain/gears .
    You might try Randy's ring and pinion, or Drivetrain Direct, they carry/stock Eaton's
    Good luck
     
  19. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2001
    Posts:
    3,596
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Minnesota
  20. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Posts:
    3,719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lubbock, TX
    I've had an Auburn in mine for a few months now, has maybe 5K on it, and so far I like it, wish I had known about this rebuildable problem though...

    90K5
     

Share This Page