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What's the best limited slip/posi? how much?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86sierra, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. 86sierra

    86sierra Registered Member

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    What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    I have an 86 longbed K1500 with 4" lift and 35" BFG AT's. It will probably never see offroad use serious enough to need a locker. Before winter I plan on having 4.56 gears and a limited slip put in while they're in there.

    What's the best limited slip or posi to go with?
    How much can I expect to pay for the gears/ rear limited slip including install?
    Is 4-wheel parts in Indianapolis an okay place to use or would I be better off looking for someone local?
    Thanks.
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    If going with gears, and paying a shop, I'd say easily $1000 or more. Price obviously depends on where you are though.

    As far as limited slips (clutch type) I would speculate that the Eaton is the #1 choice. They come in a couple of spring configurations, (changes how much load before they slip) which with tires that large, would probably be a necessity.
     
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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    the detroit truetrac I ran one for a while and loved it and they dont wear out
     
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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    I got a quote from two places in Houston for a Dana 44 and 12 bolt, one wanted $1400 the other wanted $1600. They said limited slips would be about $300 each.
     
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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    Where are you at around indianapolis?

    If you join IFWDA (indiana four wheel drive assocation) you get 10% off at 4 wheel parts in Indy. Shoot me an email jjlaughner at hotmail.com and I'll give ya some more details. If you join IFWDA through HoosierK5.com its cheaper also... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    Eaton
     
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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    I've ran both the Eaton Posi (carbon fiber clutches) and the Detroit Tru-Trac, plus several OEM limited slips.......the Tru-Trac has been my favorite by far.
     
  8. 86sierra

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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    I'm located about 70 miles north of Indy up Interstate 69. jjlaughner, you've got mail.
     
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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    I wood vote for the Eaton(with carbon fiber clutches)for
    the best Possi/Limited Slip.
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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

    i vote carbon fiber clutch eaton, put the beefier springs in it & let it rip. i run mine in my dd w/ 36"s & the heavier springs w/ no problem.

    eaton costs about $500 & they have been off & on national backorder here lately.
     
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    Re: What\'s the best limited slip/posi? how much?

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    on national backorder here lately.

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    yep, same thing here, well they were anyway, for a while, just ordered one today i belive.
     

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