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help choosing a posi or locker

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gmcman7202, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. gmcman7202

    gmcman7202 1/2 ton status

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    i got a 2002 gmc sierra 1500 z71 and i am going to be putting a locker or posi unit in the rear, as now there is nothing and the one tire fire sucks. i dont really know the differences between the options and the advantages of each.
    its a dd, so not much off road, but i do use it for plowing my driveway, and towing.

    any help appreciated.
     
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    Two easy solutions , Powertrax Lockright , or No-Slip . These will install in the open carrier easily . And I believe your axle is listed .

    The Lockright is nosiy at times , but I DD mine .

    The No-Slip is synchronized , so its quiet and easier to not know its there . In new truck that can be nice .

    Both lock solid automatically :thumb:
     
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    gmcman7202 1/2 ton status

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    thanks for the help Pauly....
     
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    DD No-Slip rear axle:thumb:
     
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    gmcman7202 1/2 ton status

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    ok how about some help determing which spline it is? any good places to go pick one of these up at?
     
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    I got mine at Randy's R&P.
     
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    I have found that those "lunch box type lockers" tend to not be the strongest and most durrable. The open carrier really takes a beating and WILL eventually waller out the cross shaft holes and die. The carrier in that axle is not known for its strength to begin with so look at that option as a quick and easy way to make traction - not a permanent choice.
    I don't meen to sound or come across negative but I just want to help in your choice making by looking at several angles.

    Tom
     
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    i found a site that says the no slip is recommended for factory horsepower, and tire size, i am prob gona go a little bigger with tires, and i dont have factory rated horse power anymore...
     
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    i am grateful for your input, thus is why i came here. i am tired of getting somehtgin, and finding out for myself later that it was a horrible option to choose, as i have to spend more money to fix it again.
     

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