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Loc-rights for front axle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MUD JUNKIE, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    I think Im going to get a loc-right for my front HD44 for some true four wheelin! (welded rear) is it true that when you turn it unlocks so you can turn? I've heard different things about them.
    my trucks on 36.5"s and needs more traction in the front
     
  2. BadDog

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    It does if you let off the gas. But, any input torque will lock it up tight making the inside wheel do most of the pulling. That results in extreem under-steer and if going slow, makes it fight the wheel something terrible. Some guys have to rock back and forth to turn in the rocks with a front locker. Or, do like I did, hydro assist. Still has extreem understeer when on the gas, but the tires turn when I tell them to now...
     
  3. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    well I mostly mud and do deep sand but thats all I got to do here in fla.
     
  4. florida4x4

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    You need a powerlok for florida terrain.
     
  5. CHEVY 4WD

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    Whats a powerlok?
    Im also from FL
     
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    I am running a lockright in the front of my truck. It works pretty well. I haven't had a problem with it sofar, but I haven't wheeled it hard yet. But i just got some 35's and that is going to change. The PO did wheel it with 35's on a Jimmy and he had no probs. As for the locking and unlocking. When I engage the hubs it seem pretty much locked weither I am on the gas or not, but that could be a byproduct of the auto tranny. Steering isn't the greatest, but it isn't as bad as some people make out or I thought it was going to be.

    Harley
     
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    powr-lok = tight/strong limited slip made(originally) by Dana/spicer, someone else makes them for the 44s now.
     
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    yeah they have clutches in them that clamp more as you increase the power which makes them the best limited slip. Not for rocks; perfect for mud sand etc.

    Precision Gear makes the power-lok for the 44, me thinks.
     
  9. MUD JUNKIE

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    so a tight limited slip will work better?
    cost wise: limited slip $??
    loc-right: $250
    which one?
     

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