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what traction device would you use?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sweetk30, Jan 22, 2006.

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what traction device?

Poll closed Jan 27, 2006.
  1. posi unit

    14 vote(s)
    43.8%
  2. lockrite unit

    8 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. heavy foot on gas at all times

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. other please specify

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  1. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i know not a gm but ford 73 mustang has open 3.00 rear now. i want 3.55 with traction device in it. specs are 300hp 350 lb ft actual from motor dyno sheet. tires are 255/60/15 on rear and 3 speed auto tranny. mostly around town but some trips on the highway from time to time. so with this what would you run
     
  2. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Well... a Detroit Locker, of course! Go Detroit or go home! :D
     
  3. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    tru-trac, I wouldn't really want a full locker in a pony car
     
  4. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    How come ? I DD my truck with one , and its so easy to live with I am not going to hesitate to put one in my Chevelle when I get that project started .

    They make one with synchros too for the guys who don't like clicking , and call it a no-slip :D
     
  5. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I agree:D .

    Ira
     
  6. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    true trac's are great for a street car.
     
  7. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    I would go with a good torque sensing limited slip. Instead of letting a tire spin then activating, its activated whenever power is applied. More like a locker... but with clutches or helical gears. Works pretty good on the street. Ive seen many high power cars use 'em. I have a modified 2000 Mustang Gt and use one. Always get pretty even power distribution and its smooth. I take it its a 9" rear. These links tell you how the torque sensing thing works.
    http://www.auburngear.com/aftermarket/products/differentials/
    http://www.traction.eaton.com/prod3.htm
    http://www.tractech.com/Products.htm#true
    I wouldnt use a locker cuz I like to hit the twisties and wouldnt want the back end doing the quirky locker thing on me when powering out of a corner. I drive my locked truck on the street all the time but wouldnt want the harsh engagement and disengagement in a V-8 street car unless all I did was cruise and hit the 'Strip.

    Also couldnt find info on a Detroit No-slip. I know theres a Powertrax No-Slip
     
  8. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    I put a Auburn lim.slip in my Silverdo after the factory lim.slip grenaded.

    IIRC, many performance cars came new with Detroits.
     
  9. fad2blk99

    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    I wouldn't put a locker in a small car like a Mustang... or any other sports car for that matter. I'd go with a good posi unit....
     
  10. crazyhole812

    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    x2:waytogo:
     
  11. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    another one for detroit :D
     
  12. micah

    micah 1/2 ton status

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    oops, I voted for the lockrite, since it was the only locker... but then read your post and since its a street car, that should have been a vote for the posi.
     

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