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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2000, 11:34 AM
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TRAC-LOC?

if you spin your hub on 1 side and you have a trac-loc, won't the jeep still move since the other side would be pulling as well as the side that the hub is spun on??


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2000, 12:32 PM
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JUST MOVING IT BACK UP

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Re: TRAC-LOC?

Probably not, since limited slip diffs are usually set up pretty loose from them factory, making them especially easy to fool.
If it's set up pretty tight and not worn out you can probably use a slight application of the brake to fool it into working.

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Re: TRAC-LOC?

No, you still need some resistance for the LSD to work. Remember, it's call a "Limited" Slip, not a locker. With a locker you can still drive it as both sides get equal power. For the LSD there needs to be some bias on the opposite side for it to send the power to the other wheel. If the Trac-Lok is new, it's nice and may lock up, but if it's worn, and it doesn't take a lot of mileage to wear one down, it'll act more and more like an open diff. When the TJ was new, one tire on ice wouldn't matter, 40K later, it wouldn't move without 4WD. The clutch packs are only about $60 and are easy to install though. This is also why, if you lift a tire with a LSD, it'll spin the lifted tire and get you nowhere. Applying the brake in your case won't matter, the axle will spin between the pumpkin and the brake assembly.

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But, the tire that is on the ground if the diff is working right should at least partially hook up, with a slight brake app. That's why
many folks when wheeling with a limited slip will put the e-brake on slightly.

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Re: TRAC-LOC?

Yes, but he's asking about when he has a spun axle on one side. If the axle is spun, the brake won't matter, the spun part is before the brake assembly. Now if it's spun but not bad, it should still work, but too much throttle will cause further slippage and reduce the "backpressure" to the point where the broken axle will just spin, causing the other side to not get any power. I have used the E-brake trick as well, in fact, I had dual e-brakes and no LSD, worked great, especially when lifting a tire.

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THANKS EVERYONE, QUESTION AWNSERED ONCE AGAIN!

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Re: TRAC-LOC?

if its brand new, you have really small tires and your pointing downhill, its a slight possibility.

otherwise no, there isnt enough side to side connection, its a limited slip remember

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