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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-05-2001, 02:03 PM
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rear-end advice

This might be a little off topic, but I am looking for advice for a traction aid for a rear-drive car. I figure you 2wd guys would know best.
Specifically, I am looking to be able to get traction when one wheel is on ice/snow and the other on pavement and other variable traction conditions. The application is a full sized Ford car with and 8.8" rear. I have used stock trac-loks and find them to not be much better than an open diff. in difficult situations. I have also heard Auburns don't do well in variable traction conditions either. I am willing to put up with some chatter and noise but I think a full Detroit locker may be a bit much for me. What other options would work well? How positive are the Detroit 'soft lockers'?



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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-06-2001, 01:22 PM
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Re: rear-end advice

I've got an Auburn in my Bronco and I love it. According to Jeff at M.I.T. here in El Cajon, CA, they don't work properly unless you enough (read more) limited slip lube in the oil. As I said, mine works great. It's damn near a locker without the downside.


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Re: rear-end advice

a detroit tru~track maybe what you are looking for.

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