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Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

Did I do the right thing?

My truck blew up the front ring gear, instead of just putting in a new ring and pinion, I am taking this time to change to 4:56 gears and a TruTrac in the back. I have a detroit in the jeep, and I need better road manners for the truck. An ARB was out of the question due to cost.

Any experience with the TruTrac limited slip?

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Re: Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

I have 2 of them and they're adequate but nothing compared to a locker. Expect to change the clutches ($80 at 4wd.com) every 30k or so if the Jeep moderate wheeling. I would recommend a locker. I think even one of those lunch box locker will be a better choice.

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Re: Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

I don't fully understand how the Tru Trac works, but I believe it is all gears, no clutches in it.

I didn't think there were any parts to wear out!

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Re: Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

You are correct. It is gear based not clutches, and is said to be for medium duty. I might be interested in one if they were made for the AMC 20, but they are not.
BTW this is not "OT".

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Re: Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

I only posted "OT" because it is not going on my jeep but on my pick-up.



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Re: Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

I had a tru=trac and it ended up acting more like an open diff than a posi unit.
I now have a detroit and it behaves very nice on road. MUCH better off road.If you have to get a posi go with an auburn.

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Re: Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

You're right Sorry [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]! I have the version that uses clutches, whatever it's called and that's the one I commented on.

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Re: Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

Yep, the TrueTrac is a gear driven limited slip, I had one in my CJ5 D44 worked ok...no comapresion to a locker, but after teaching my friend out to drive she stripped out a couple of the gears on the road...


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Re: Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

I have one in the rear of mine, and I like it real well. Mine is a daily driver, and we get our share of snow here. It's so good in the snow that I rarely need the front axle!

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Re: Kinda OT, What Traction Aiding device, TruTrac?

Thanks for the info! An Auborn is not available for my truck, but the Tru Trac was. Hopefully I will have them middle of this week and should have it installed by the weekend.

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