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>they are NOT limited slip axles...
No, they ARE Limited Slip axles.
>they like previously stated, they have clutches and stuff... they do lock.... you can
>get a limited slip to spin just one tire on dirt... but not the posi-lock in IH vehicles...
The PowerLok in the older Binders is supposed to be a better/stronger LS than the later Tracklok used in the SIIs, but they are BOTH limited slips.
My limited slip will spin two tires in the dirt - but put one tire up in the air, and you're done (well, except that it's a 4x4, and the front axle has a Lockright locker in it).
A true Locker will keep power to BOTH wheels even when one is airborne.
The Tracklok/PowerLok are both limited slips, clutch units, and will leave you stranded if you pick a tire into the air.
There's open-diff, limited slip, and Locked. Locked can vary from an "autolocker" that lets one wheel overrun if needed (that is, if the terrain tries to push the tire faster than the ring gear) to a full-spool or an ARB switchable "full spool" / "open diff" unit.
Everything else falls into the limited slip category. If you can lift a tire into the air with ZERO resistance (no playing with the brakes) and forward motion stops, it's either a LS, or an Open.
p.s. mine makes the noises and it only has 75k miles on it.... everything works fine in the rear end...