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who has a front trutrac?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by misfit, Jun 5, 2001.

  1. misfit

    misfit 1/2 ton status

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    been thinking of putting one in my d44. less expensive than a powrlock but still a limited slip, so i can turn on these NW trails. whats the traction like? BTW ill have a detroit in the rear
     
  2. Gold Rush

    Gold Rush 1/2 ton status

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    Well I have had a true trac in my D44 for 2 years and like it. You do have to torque it up when one wheel is airborne though.

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  3. Emmettology 101

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    My brother has one in the his 10 bolt. IT locks up good when tires are both on the ground, but when you get one off the ground, it spins one mostly...

    You'll have to do liek Gold Rush said..

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  4. Burt4x4

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    Yes the Power-Lock is more 380 at WCD BUT it is rebuildable AND is the tightest and closest thing to being locked. I haven't had a chance yet to use mine but I have one in the rear also and it has allways hooked up for me even with the one tire lifted deal. If you do anytype of harcore wheelin eather get an AirLocker or a PowerLock for the front!! No other substatutes will do!!

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  5. HarryH3

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    I've wheeled a lot in Moab and on 21 Road in Colorado with a buddy that has one in the front of his CJ7. Lift a tire and it starts spinning like mad. [​IMG] Works great as long as both tires are on the ground.

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  6. 6.2Blazer

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    I ran one in the rear for a couple of years. As everybody has said, it works really good as long as both tires have at least a little bit of traction. Once in the air one tire will spin free, however a slight amount of brake pressure would always get mine to lock up.
    I just installed a 14FF with welded spiders, so I'm interested to see what the difference is on the trail between a locked axle and the Tru-Trac.
     
  7. 85m1009

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    I ran a tru trac for several years in my 44 front. But like everyone said if one tire is off the ground it is useless. feathering the gas and applying the brake will lock it up. With a doubler installed when it grabs it can and will break stock axles. I changed mine out to an ARB and it made a drastic improvement.

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  8. misfit

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    wow these replies are making me think twice about the trutrac. but it sounds like its easy to lock up when one tire is airborne. i was considering a lockrite, but i want to turn. i guess i could always shift into 2 low
     
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    Or get out and unlock a hub !
     
  10. HarryH3

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    Another option is at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.oxtrax.com/lockers.htm>http://www.oxtrax.com/lockers.htm</A>. Selectable like an ARB, but no compressor, air lines or o-rings to worry about.

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  11. BurbinOR

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    Or go nutty like me and put a Detroit up front..........

    Mine is built more for sand than tight trails, so don't think the turning radius thing is a big deal.

    After running nothing but posi's for years in the rear of my trucks, I wanted POSITIVE engagement. And with Detroits fore and aft I have it.

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