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Dana 60 Trac-Lok

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Waste of time? I will be getting into some pretty crazy stuff so a locker would be beneficial, but I found a Trac-Lok cheaper than an open housing. Could I weld a trac-lock solid?
     
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    if the 60 is from a gm pickup then it wil be a powr-lok, the smaller and lighter SUV's and such got the trak-lok units

    if you weld an axle solid then you will risk breaking a number of things such as shafts, spiders, etc, if you drive on pavement, and not on at least gravel and preefrably sand, mud, etc,. every turn that you take with a rig on pavement with a welded or spooled or mini spooled axle will have a risk of breaking something in the axle and also of losing control of vehicle because the inside tire of the turn will be spinning

    good luck
     
  3. sled_dog

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    It is a truggy, it will almost never see road use, and when it does, hubs won't be locked.
     
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    How much cheaper then an open case? I found one for 30 bucks, of course I put new clutches in it!
     
  5. sled_dog

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    Not that cheap, but I can't find an open case for under $110.
     
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    The Trac Lok was what was in the military D60's. I had one in my Jimmy and it was ok but the Power Lock is much stronger and is just a step under a full locker.
     
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    I agree , I have seen the Trac-Lok's in the military K-30's and I have seen a P/L in a civilian 1981 Cab Chassis K-30 . The manauls that I have seen verify that they were offerd in each truck .
     
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    Not that cheap, but I can't find an open case for under $110

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    I have an open D60 case for 4.56 and up gears for sale. I bought it from another CK5 member and never used it. $50 and it's yours... or you could just take some money off those springs for me /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    deal man, PM
     
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    If you are building a truggy for off-road only use, then don't waste your time with the trac-lock. I'm sure you could weld it up, but it would be harder to do than an open carrier.

    I still don't understand why people say that a welded diff or spool will break things.......it's like all of the other parts of an axle magically get weaker when you do this???? If a welded front Dana 60 will break just turning on pavement, how in the world does it not grenade the second you start spinning on some rocks, and why is something like a Detroit easier on it??????
     

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