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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2001, 06:57 AM
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Locker -- Dana (Spicer) or Lock Right (Powertrax)?

Anyone know anything about a Spicer Dana Trac Lok? Or how about a Lock Right by Powertrax? I could get both for a really good deal, and I know they're not the best lockers out there, but I'm on a student's budget!
Is either one better than the other? I'll be putting it in my rear AMC 20 axle.
Thanks for any suggestions as always,

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Re: Locker -- Dana (Spicer) or Lock Right (Powertrax)?

Trac-Loc is a clutched limited slip from DANA. That's what you get when you get a LSD from the factory.

Lock right is one of the drop in lockers. Uses the open diff, provides true "locking", not just limiting slip.

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Re: Locker -- Dana (Spicer) or Lock Right (Powertrax)?

the trak loc isnt truly a locker... it's a limited slip.. meaning that the tires have to spin a bit for it to lock the tires together.. i have found that ince one of the tires begins to slip.. it's too late for the other to help... the lockright is a true locker, and what you want. if your jeep didnt come from the factory with a track lock, you'd have to install a new carrier for it and that wouild mean setting up your gears again....while the lockright will install into a stock open carrier but not a limited slip carrier.

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Re: Locker -- Dana (Spicer) or Lock Right (Powertrax)?

Jed, if you spend a little extra and spring for the powertrax No-Slip locker you will be very happy. It is very mild manored. Hard to tell it is there until you need it. With the Lock-Right you will get used to it also. I have had both and they both are good units. Rick

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Re: Locker -- Dana (Spicer) or Lock Right (Powertrax)?

Thank you all. I didn't realize the DANA wasn't a true locker. I'll go with the other, then, or look into the No-slip version if it's not too much more. Any suggestions on an easy install? I'd like to do it in 2 weeks, because I'm taking the Jeep to Moab at the end of June.
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