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dana 60

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JIMMY76, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. JIMMY76

    JIMMY76 1/2 ton status

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    anyone have any problems running a detroit tru-trac in their dana 60f? I was set on the regular detroit, but I think the tru-trac might make steering a little better.
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm running a full detroit up front in my D60 and unless you're trying to drive it on pavement with the front axle locked there is no troubles steering with the hubs unlocked.
     
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    Street driving with true track or full locker?

    I have a similar question as well. On the street with just one hub locked, what would the steering be like?

    I'm in the process of building a D60 with 4.56 gears and would like to put a locker or posi of some sort in there, but, I do drive it in the winter on the street/highway a lot. With just one hub locked, would it act like a normal, open diff minus the occasional locking noise?

    Thanks.
     
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    Am I seeing double :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :D ?!!
     
  5. Jimbo*

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    If you are referring to the old-school True-Trac, now known as Gleason-Torsen(I think) I would highly recommend it for general use, including the wife's truck. They are a strong and predictable limited slip differential which will lock and unlock on demand, not stay locked like a Detroit, or maybe stay locked or unlocked like a Trac-loc.
    The only drawback to the True-trac is (if I remember correctly) they are only rated up to 33" tall tires. That being said, I thorougly abused one in a 10 bolt with 4.56 gears and 36" Cepek Fun Country tires, and never had a bit of trouble. I wish I still had that rig.
    Jimbo
     

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