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locker/limted slip questions for 2wd street use

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big_truxx, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    what would be best for a 2wd hotrod type truck for the street?
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Probably partially depends on the axle you are using, but certainly on usage.

    Easiest/most available/best reputation is probably an eaton. Not the gov-lock lol.

    Zexel Torsens have a good reputation too, but I'm not sure all what they are available for. May only be 7.5" rears.

    I'd shy away from a locker if you plan on running it hard in corners. The lock/unlock characteristics wouldn't really be worth it for a vehicle that never needs the actual locking characteristics of them IMO.

    8.5's get a pretty bad rep in trucks, but in actuality they can hold up. Plenty of cars run dang fast in the 1/4 mile with no breakage. Not to mention all of the new trucks putting down how much power and running 8.5's? As long as it wasn't a gov-lock, I don't think I'd cry over a 10 bolt. Besides, posi 8.5" carriers are pretty easily found in Caprices and other big cars. Not all big cars got the 8.5" (7.5" was essentially standard) but they are out there. Would be a cheap way to "test" if you like the posi and have a 10 bolt already.
     
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    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    planned on running 1/2 ton rear under an 89 scotsdale k5 converted to 2wd and built 500 caddy and th400 :D
     
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    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    truetrac -- gear driven limited slip.

    i would look at running that. please post pics of your k5 when it's done.
     
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    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    oh i will.need to build garage and house and also find an 89 scotsdale k5 to hotrod lol :D
     
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    With the way it drives on the street for me , I wouldn't hesitate to run a lockright . I am putting one in the Chevelle no ifs ands or buts .

    Or if you would like no clicks in parking lot , a Powertrax No-Slip which locks 100 percent with no parking lot noise .
     
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    The Detroit TruTrac is my all-time favorite limited slip.
     

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