Is this a Detroit locker or Trutrac? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Engines & Drivetrain > Is this a Detroit locker or Trutrac?

Stainless Steel Door Hinge PinsPoly Door Hinge BushingsSpiderwebshade @ JeepHut.com

Reply
Unread 04-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
CDW_327
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Commerce MI/Traverse city MI, Michigan
Posts: 1,969
Is this a Detroit locker or Trutrac?

I got this axle from a guy on a local forum and it came with his jeep from the PO with this diff installed. He said it is a Detroit locker, after looking up Detroit locker and Trutrac I'm not sure if it really is a locker because it looks more like a Trutrac. The axle is defiantly locked when turned by hand, I just want to make sure it is a Detroit locker and not a Trutrac.


Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum

__________________
Getting Redemption: 93 YJ Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/yj-redemption-93-wrangler-build-1368262/
CDW_327 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
89YJBuilder
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Clearlake Oaks, Ca
Posts: 363
It appears to be a True track but I'm not an expert.
__________________
" If you ain't been stuck you ain't wheeling enough." - Me
When all else fails... ham radio is there!
KG6YSF
89YJBuilder is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #3
rjbruzan
Moderator
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lake in the Hills, illinois
Posts: 2,057
http://www.google.com/search?q=chrys...45%3B397%3B400

Looks more like a Detroit locker?

Ron
__________________
Of all the things Ive lost
The one I miss most is my mind

Its like a fart in a windstorm
It smells good but thats about it

Registered Six Offender
Home of the Buzzin Half Dozen
rjbruzan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-08-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
CDW_327
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Commerce MI/Traverse city MI, Michigan
Posts: 1,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjbruzan
http://www.google.com/search?q=chrys...45%3B397%3B400

Looks more like a Detroit locker?

Ron
Yeah that's what got me thinking was google images but there are two in that link that look different. I know Eaton changed the original Detroit locker to the "Soft locker" which looks different so I might just have the older style Detroit locker... The Trutrac looks very similar though.

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
__________________
Getting Redemption: 93 YJ Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/yj-redemption-93-wrangler-build-1368262/
CDW_327 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-09-2013, 07:23 AM   #5
CDW_327
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Commerce MI/Traverse city MI, Michigan
Posts: 1,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by 89YJBuilder
It appears to be a True track but I'm not an expert.
Found a couple pics on here of the same one I have and it's a Detroit locker. Thanks for the help anyway!

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
__________________
Getting Redemption: 93 YJ Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/yj-redemption-93-wrangler-build-1368262/
CDW_327 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-09-2013, 07:29 AM   #6
rjbruzan
Moderator
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lake in the Hills, illinois
Posts: 2,057
On the side of the unit with the carrier bearings, on a True Trac you can see the end of the 3 gears flush with the case. They are round.
__________________
Of all the things Ive lost
The one I miss most is my mind

Its like a fart in a windstorm
It smells good but thats about it

Registered Six Offender
Home of the Buzzin Half Dozen
rjbruzan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-09-2013, 07:32 AM   #7
CDW_327
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Commerce MI/Traverse city MI, Michigan
Posts: 1,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjbruzan
On the side of the unit with the carrier bearings, on a True Trac you can see the end of the 3 gears flush with the case. They are round.
Are you saying my diff is a Trutrac?

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
__________________
Getting Redemption: 93 YJ Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/yj-redemption-93-wrangler-build-1368262/
CDW_327 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-09-2013, 07:39 AM   #8
rjbruzan
Moderator
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lake in the Hills, illinois
Posts: 2,057
No but look at the sides if you are still leary.
__________________
Of all the things Ive lost
The one I miss most is my mind

Its like a fart in a windstorm
It smells good but thats about it

Registered Six Offender
Home of the Buzzin Half Dozen
rjbruzan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #9
CDW_327
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Commerce MI/Traverse city MI, Michigan
Posts: 1,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjbruzan
No but look at the sides if you are still leary.
Oh ok will do. Thanks

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
__________________
Getting Redemption: 93 YJ Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/yj-redemption-93-wrangler-build-1368262/
CDW_327 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-11-2013, 04:08 AM   #10
seattle_yj
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Issaquah, WA
Posts: 948
I have a true track and it has an open piece in the side, yours looks like a Detroit locker to me.
seattle_yj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-11-2013, 06:18 AM   #11
CDW_327
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Commerce MI/Traverse city MI, Michigan
Posts: 1,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by seattle_yj
I have a true track and it has an open piece in the side, yours looks like a Detroit locker to me.
Yup it's defiantly a Detroit Locker.

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
__________________
Getting Redemption: 93 YJ Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/yj-redemption-93-wrangler-build-1368262/
CDW_327 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.