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Best limited slip?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rampage, May 4, 2001.

  1. rampage

    rampage 1/2 ton status

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    Who makes the best limited slip differential? I have an 89 fullsize blazer with 33 inch tires and 4.10 gears and do mild off-roading (no extreme wheeling). For the time being I can only afford the rear diff with the 4.10 gears but won't be using 4 wheel drive until I can save up the cash for the front diff(it still has the 3.73 gears). I'm having my rearend rebuilt right now and would like some input on which limited slip would be best. I'm looking for dependability, something quite, and can be rebuilt.
     
  2. '73 K5

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    The new Eaton LSD meets all of your needs. And no I'm not talking about just a Gov-Lock. Its a new and re-designed unit from Eaton. I have it in my 12 bolt and love it. 4x4 Power did a review of it a few years ago and they really liked it too. You can even upgrade the springs so that its more aggresive...thats what I did to mine and I still never notice it on the pavement. And its rebuildable.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  3. rampage

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    How much does it run for and where would be a good place to find one along with the specs on it?
     
  4. kumma

    kumma 1/2 ton status

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    try this out for starters

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.eatonposi.com>http://www.eatonposi.com</A>



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  5. Thunder

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    You might also look into a Powertrax. They are easy to install and work good. Heres the link:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.powertrax.com/noslip.htm>http://www.powertrax.com/noslip.htm</A>
    Summit sells them.
     
  6. '73 K5

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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.ring-pinion.com>http://www.ring-pinion.com</A>

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  7. 1990K5

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    i have an auburn pro series in the front of my 90 k5, i took from the rear 10 bolt and put it up front when i switched to a 12bolt, it works well in both applications, a little tap on the brakes and it locks up. i think they run around 350 bucks.
     

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