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Powertrax Lock-Right and No-Slip

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by xnoahx, Jun 3, 2001.

  1. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me a firsthand opinion of the powertrax lock-right($300 model) or the No-slip($415 model). Just general opinion on these two, my truck is a daily driver that will see more street than dirt but i will be spending some time in sand at pismo beach. Any info on either of the two would be great.

    Check out my 73 K5 http://members.theglobe.com/xnoahx/73k5.htm
     
  2. 1big78k5

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    The np-slip version is a refined lock-right, it is supposed to be a lot quieter and more street friendly. I would definatly go with the no-slip if you are going to be on the street alot.

    '78 K5 SB400, T350, NP203, 35" Swampers
     
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    The no-slip version is a refined lock-right, it is supposed to be a lot quieter and more street friendly. I would definatly go with the no-slip if you are going to be on the street alot.

    '78 K5 SB400, T350, NP203, 35" Swampers
     
  4. Thunder

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    I am going to buy powertrax lockers. I talked to the company about my needs which are similar to yours as my K5 is a dayly driver also. They recomended the No-slip on the rear. Because it is Quieter and a lot easier on the drive train than the lock-rite when driven on the street a lot.
    For the front I am going with the lock-rite. Because I only use 4WD when I am off road or in deep snow when i really need the traction.
    I would not recomend putting the lock-rite on the front if you dont have manual hubs. Also warn hubs seem to hold up better under the stresses applyed by the front lockers
    Heres a link to powertrax:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.powertrax.com>http://www.powertrax.com</A>
     
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    when you add a loker or whatnot to the front or rear axle that is when axle parts like to start dbreaking... in the front the weakest link is usually the hubs or axle shaft u-jt's.

    -Mikey
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    I love the noise of my lock right! I don't think I could live a day without hearing that thing clicking around the corners. My 87 is my daily driver for now, and the lock right is a fairly well mannered locker. It sometimes likes to unload a bit after going through some windy, gentle curves, like on a highway.. If you try a full lock turn, or close to full lock, it likes to chirp the inner tire. However, it's still a great locker, and I'd get another one if I had a reason to.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://billybob.coloradok5.com>http://billybob.coloradok5.com</A>
     
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    well a buddy of mine has a powertrax in his street rod and it is ok. Basically is a lot like other lockers and eatons... basically it locks when you are on the gas... so it is great unless you try to acclelerat hard or even medium during a turn. But my blazer isn't no corner carver so I figure it will work fine for me... I'd like to kow what steering is like w/ a lockrite or powertrax up front...

    -Mikey
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    I ahve a lock right in the front of my 89, and if you get on the gas hard, it does like to go straight more than turn, but if you insist it will curve. i left the rearend open, because so much of my driving is on the street. lock the hubs, and the thing will climb over just about anything, i had this done a few months ago, and the difference in traction is hard to believe.
     
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    This is exactlt what I was looking into... was thinking that or maybe go to an Eaton posi or something along that lines. My main concern is when I have to engauge the 4x4 on our snowy roads up here in MN.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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    the only time it does not want to turn good is when you get on the gas moderately hard, and i would think driving in the snow you would probably want to avoid hard accel. as for my snow driving experience, we had about 3" here (chas SC) in 1989, and they just closed everything down for 2 days.
     

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