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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Thumper, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Leaving for Florida next Saturday. Just wondering everyones opinions. Its going in the Dana44 front axle on Thumper. I run 4:56 gears, 35" tires, NP205/TH400, 327 c.i. around 300HP.



    Thanks for the answers!
    Mike


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  2. Thumper

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  3. Burt4x4

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    None of the above!
    You NEED or HAVE only two choices for your D44
    1. Dana Power-Lock (THE closest thing to being locked without being locked)
    2. ARB ( you know what this is!)


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  4. Thumper

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    Huh? You mean they wont fit in mine? Or you just dont like them? I havent heard much about the powerlock, and I cant afford an arb, so I am narrowed down to the choices in the poll. I will research the Dana type tho.
    Thx
    Mike


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  5. Executioner

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    Fur $230.00 usa just put the Lock-Right in and be done with it.
    This option should be a "no-brainer"
    Good luck
     
  6. Burt4x4

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    I don't realy have an opinion on the ones in your list only cuz I never had any of them. I do use the DanaPowerlock in my front Dana44 and rear Dana60 and I love um!
    This is how i was told the difference in traction differentials are:
    1. Locker (both tires will spin at the same speed all the time)
    2. Positraction (acts like an open diff until one tire looses traction or starts to spin way faster than the other then it is supose to redirect the torque to the slower spining tire. Somtime hitting the brake pedal is nessisary to get the torque to tranfer.
    3. limited slip ( acts like a locker until the force/torque becomes too great on one tire compared to the other and will alow the tire to spin at a different speed or 'slip')
    The Powerlock is considered a limitied slip, both tires will spin the same until the force, like turning a corner on dry pavement, makes the cluches slip.

    I think it is important to have some kinda sliping up front when wheelin, that way you snap less parts.

    Of corse all of this is based on what I have read and my own opinion so...............
    oh ya a power lock is not cheap I think I paid 389 for my D44 one.
    Good luck

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  7. K1Orion

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    move this to the Lounge
     
  8. Resurrection_Joe

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    Hey, dorkon, this post is 2 years old, don't be all telling them where to move it
     
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    heh, and the poll doesnt even fit the post. WTF?:confused:
     
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    I'ts been happening quite abit lately...:confused:
     
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    u know powerlok video games.... :dunno: its all the same right? :haha:
     
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    I was trying to figure this out till I read RJ's post.
     
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    I had a Game Cube in my 14 bolt, but it didn't hold up very well. I recommend the PS2 for ultimate strength.
     
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    im very confused
     
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    If you don't understand what I said, you need to hit me with this! :D :D :D

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