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Differential/Locker question

My truck has the G80 locker in it. The other day I had the rear driveshaft off, with both wheels in the air. I turned one tire, and the other did nothing. I always thought that with a locker, they would both turn. Am I wrong, or do I have a problem?

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Re: Differential/Locker question

spin it really fast. it needs 100rpm difference. if you can't spin it really fast try jerking it.
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I'll give that a try. I'm still trying to change the rear pinion seal. I got the right sized socket, but don't have a wrench big enough to hold the pinion still.
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Re: Differential/Locker question

The G-80 "Locker" should be called a limited slip. It doesn't engage until there is enought difference between wheel speeds, and then it either locks or slows the slippage of one wheel (i forget exactly).

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Re: Differential/Locker question

It probably won't(turn them both). My experience is the only time you'll even know the G80 is there is when you really need it. Which is good I suppose. There are a lot of negative opinions about the G80, but personally I think it's a pretty slick little unit. I never hear or feel any racheting or things of that sort like you would with a regular mechanical locker, but there have been countless times I've known it's there. One time in particular I had been stuck in a bog for over an hour waiting for my buddies Hi-Jack, we took up the front end (IFS if I might add, yes I'm board jumping.) With just the skinny 10-bolt pulling, it drug me out first try. There was also the ice storm this winter that had me stuck in a church parking lot because of the combination of the G80, and 35" Boggers. Not a good ice combo. Rice racers were passing me on all sides. Kinda' irritating. That's okay though, I'm sure I'll pull a few of them out of my grill before summers' over. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] J/K. At least they had sense enough not to get out on ice without verticle siping. Anyhow, I couldn't get mine to turn like that while on the lift either. But rest assured, it's there. Just try not to find out the hard way like myself. Happy wheelin'. [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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Re: Differential/Locker question

Thanks guys. I don't know too much about differentials, other than that they make the wheels go round.
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