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Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic's included

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, May 9, 2004.

  1. stallion85

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    Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    Well today was my first real wheelin tripw/ my 35's and new axles. Everything went great, the only downer was the tires rubbing the fenders. I fixed that problem afterwards /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I was very pleased with the locker in the rear end but the limited slip that was supposed to be in the front was not working. I will have to open up the diff and look at it. Does anyone know if you can rebuild them? LS's? Anyways the pic's aren't that impressive but I am sure someone might find them amusing. I have a 2.5" lift and 35's just in case anyone is curious
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    Wheels definetly recquire some trimming....
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    Re: Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    Your limited slip will always slip, it will never lock up like a locker, thats why they are called "limited slip"
     
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    Re: Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    new axles as in 1 ton or 3/4 ton? Looks good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    So if one tire is jammed on a rock the other will not spin?
     
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    new axles as in 1 ton or 3/4 ton? Looks good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    3/4 ton, 14ff/d44
     
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    Re: Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    If one tire is jammed on a rock, the other wheel will spin, limited slip is really only good in the rear for added traction for slippery conditions or drag racing, and thats pushing it. You'd probably be better off installing a loc-rite or something like that.

    Yes with a limited slip, there is more force going to the wheel that is jammed, but usually not enough in our situations to overcome the clutches and then just slips.
     
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    Yea, I realize I will need a selectable locker someday, the axle already had a ls in it when I got it. It was better than nothing IMO. It can't hurt in the mud or loose rocks??? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    Should "help" in loose mud or rocks, but for crawling, IMO they are worthless.
     
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    worthless.

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    You said it right there.
     
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    new axles as in 1 ton or 3/4 ton? Looks good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    3/4 ton, 14ff/d44

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    worthless.

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    You said it right there.

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    I agree with that also. A selectable front will be put in when the funds are available. I figure a grand will get me a selectable with installation. So a little saving is in order. Would you guys even spend the time fixing the ls? I go hunting in Manti, Utah and sometimes it gets really muddy out there. The ls in the front would probably help out a lot. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    They arent worthless... once you figure out how to drive with them. I have a TruTrac in my D44 and have no complaints. That said, they certainly dont compare to a locker.
    With the LS, when it jams against a rock, and the other side slips, just let off the gas, and apply some brake while you try the gas again. It will slow the slipping side enough that the unit will grab with both sides. Its not easy to do, especially with a clutch tossed into the mix, but it can be done.
    Just dont try to compare it to a real locker... a limited slip will always come out second best. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Just try to experiment a bit with it. It will work. To a point.

    Mike
     
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    Re: Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    I would rather have an LS in the front with having a D44 because, correct me if I'm wrong, but an LS would be not as hard on other components as having a locker instead.
     
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    Re: Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    [quoteI agree with that also. A selectable front will be put in when the funds are available.

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    I'd just get a full locker and let your right foot decide if you want it locked or not. If you have crossover steering I doubt you'll ever have ANY regrets at all. Only one trip on my front locker and I loooooooove that thing. I can't wait to get out again.

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    They arent worthless... once you figure out how to drive with them. I have a TruTrac in my D44 and have no complaints. That said, they certainly dont compare to a locker.
    With the LS, when it jams against a rock, and the other side slips, just let off the gas, and apply some brake while you try the gas again. It will slow the slipping side enough that the unit will grab with both sides. Its not easy to do, especially with a clutch tossed into the mix, but it can be done.

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    Yes, that does work, but you said it right there. I don't have three feet!
     
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    Re: Wheeling w/ new axles and tires...Pic\'s included

    hey good to see it turned out for you /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Gotta love the low center of gravity eh /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I would rather have an LS in the front with having a D44 because, correct me if I'm wrong, but an LS would be not as hard on other components as having a locker instead.

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    That sounds about right /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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