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Unread 10-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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trac lok on dana 44

so im looking for a limited slip for my factory rear open diff dana 44 w/ 3.73 now that i put the aussie in the front dana 30. im on a budget and this is my only vehicle so i need driveability as well as low price (less than $300 preferably). i know trac lok is clutch driven and tru trac/lok is gear driven. is the tru trac/lok an actuated differential or is it always on limited slip like the trac lok? people say the gear driven is better ive found some trac lok diffs that are used and i would replace the clutch plates on it. i did the aussie locker install in my dana 30 by myself with no problems, is there anything more difficult with installing a limited slip since you replace the carrier? do i need to shim/adjust the gears or anything or do i just drop it in?

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Unread 10-28-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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I would look for Dana 44 powerloc it's a better L/S then a tracloc
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Unread 10-28-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Ok whats the difference/advantages?
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Unread 10-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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the differance is a powerloc has 4 side gears a trac loc has 2 powerloc is stronger and better offroad.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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Ok so how does a powerlok work?
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Unread 10-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #6
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a powerloc is a HD limited slip not a light duty limited slip like the tracloc.
it has clutchs like a tracloc but lasts longer.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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Ok so if i found a power or trac lok that fit my 3.73 gear ratio, is it easy to replace the clutch components and is it just a drop in install for the carrier?
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Unread 10-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #8
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no you have to set it up like a ring and pinion. googlr randys ring and pinion
I think that's the site I know it's Randys
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Unread 10-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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I have had all 3 in different rigs. I would try for a TrueTrac as it is vastly better.

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Unread 10-31-2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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oh I forgot about the truetrac yes no clutches but could be hard to find used.
still would have to set out the gears.
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