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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2002, 02:18 AM
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Track lock...UPDATED...

Hello...
OK, i have finished swapping my new axles and i have a question about the factory Track-lock. I went for a test drive and it worked pretty fine but as soon as i want to turn left or right the jeep is acting a little bit as if i was on 4x4. I mean it is doing some weird little "jump" from the back!!!
It was on a rainy day so i think i ll have to test it on a sunny one for dry road operation.
Is it normal and if not, what should i do??? I have done a little search on the board and i think i have to put some more MOPAR additive but i would like to be sure first!!!
Thanx a lot for your help...

***UPDATE***

I just come back from a new test road (a longer one...) and here what happened.
Everytime i do a U-turn on a wet road my inside wheels spins (i have done it on a parking lot and people where looking at me as if a was a real punk [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] ), so, is there any way to make this track lock softer [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

It is a JEEP thing that i really don't understand!!! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Thanx a lot
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Re: Track lock...UPDATED...

To me that's how a locker should behave but I am no Track lock expert ..
Glad to see your swap is nearly finished..
You should take it for an OFF-road test ... thats' where the difference is gonna be huge..
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thats the most positive track lock ive ever heard of!

just drive it another few hundred miles and itll probably quit that.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2002, 07:28 PM
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Re: Track lock...UPDATED...

Yes, you will need more additive. It shouldn't do that, but I have had that problem before, with Trac-Lok's and Banjo LSD's. More of the additive cured it, you could go to twice the original amount if you need to, but be wary of anything over that as it's cutting down on the carrier's oil capacity.

They will work exactly like you described, unfortunately they'll also burn themselves up in short order. When you add the new stuff, make sure you do some tight, slow figure-8's to break it in, both in forward and reverse.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 01:22 AM
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Re: Track lock...UPDATED...

Well, this thing is very cool!!! I used to off road with 3.07 and open diff and i went to check how it is now with 4.10 and this Track lock on the same spot i always go to. What a difference, no more wheels spinning and trowing mud all over the place, can even keep on going with only one back wheel on the ground!!! In 4lo it is awsome, i have a better crawl ratio and i definetely can see the difference... This swap may have been the best thing i have done to my Jeep since a long time (my best idea was to buy it!!!)

PS: what does the 4 stars below my name means exactly???

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