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NP203 and a Front Tru-trac?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, May 3, 2000.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Ok guys, I need your advice. I've got a '79 Blazer I'm about to get axles built for. I have a 14 bolt rear with detroit, and am deciding what if anything to do to the D44 front. Will a tru trac be a good choice? This truck will continue to have a fulltime NP203, 36" swampers, and be used for mudding, trails, light rocks. This is not my daily driver, just a fun cruiser and off-road beater, so I can choose to drive my Ford in inclement weather. What do yall think from your experiences?

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  2. Grim-Reaper

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    You would be better off running the front open. If you peg the gas in a tight turn your garanteed a snaped axle shaft not to mention it will make the truck want to understeer a good bit of the time. If your set on a front LSD or locker get the case converted to part time.

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  3. laketex

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    Ok, this is what I wanted to know. I think I'll just go ahead and build the front open and then upgrade somewhere down the line. If I get anything for the front, I really want another detroit up there, so I think I'll wait till I find my NP205 later on.

    Thanks Grim.

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