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Tractech finally did it!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jcg, Jan 19, 2001.

  1. jcg

    jcg 1/2 ton status

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    I just read about the new Detroit Locking Truetrac in Four Wheeler (March pg 64), I've been waiting for some thing like this for a long time. It's normally a LSD but you just flip a switch and it locks up, and it uses an electric solenoid so it's instant. The article says it'll be available this summer for Dana axles and the Ford 9", nothing about the GM axles yet unfortuately. I figure that since they make it for the 60 and 9" it must be pretty strong. I can't wait to get a set of these. [​IMG]

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    Strong have you seenthe lockers for 9" furds they are pieces of crap.

    88k5 silverado w4"lift soon to have <font color=orange>d44 and corp14ff</font color=orange> with 4.56s
     
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    <font color=blue>Are they going to make it for a Dana 44? How much will these things run?</font color=blue>

    [​IMG]
     
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    yeah, the 9"s are not to hot, but i wish every axle had a pinion like that!!

    --matt
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  5. 84k5

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    Models for the Dana 30, 44, 60, and Ford 9" are coming out in June. It didn't say anything about price.

    Brian
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    i want one for both ends.

    --matt
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    is it an open axle or a limited slip before flicking the switch (locking it)?

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    <font color=blue>It's a limited slip until locked. This is going to be a perfect locker for the rear, but I'm wondering how it'll effect steering in front aplications. I also dont like the idea of all that wiring hanging under the truck, where theres lots of water and mud. I would feel safer with 1 air line than 4 wires. I like the idea, it looks easier to install than an ARB and it will probably be cheaper too.</font color=blue>

    [​IMG]
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    Oops, my bad... I really don't know much about ford drivetrains, I just figured the 9" was strong because one of the guys in my club is thinking of putting one in his 1200hp sand drag truck. At least the new Truetrac will stand up to a 60, hopefully. I've been told that Tractech doesn't warantee the normal Truetrac for anything over 33's so I hope this one isn't the same way.

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    So this is simular to a electric version of an ARB, correct? That will be cool. I need to look for that artical.

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    No, the perfect locker has three settings, Open, Limited-slip, and Fully locked. Thats the perfect locker.

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    Almost perfect locker????[​IMG]

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    um the 9" is a pretty bad ass axle

    Doug Krebs
     
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    This unit has the advatage over an ARB because if it were to fail you would still have the limited slip, where if an ARB fails, you have an open diff.

    Brian
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    I just got off the phone with the nice folks at TracTech. They expect the electric locking version of the TrueTrac to be available in June, with a price of around $600 retail. The first application will be for a 30-spline Dana 44. Max tire size is still 32 inches. However, they said that rating is for people who think that slamming the go-pedal to the floor is the way to get over obstacles. They said that the unit will work with 35's as long as you don't beat the truck.

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