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Unread 09-10-2003, 12:05 PM   #1
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Spicer LSD? why so cheap???

Ok in my venture to find lockers I came across a spicer oem lsd setup for 199...this is like 200 bux below the closest competition...why is this one so cheap??? I have the chrysler 8.25 rear so my options are already limited.....

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Unread 09-10-2003, 01:06 PM   #2
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I also have the 8.25 rear end and this is news to me... I'm very interesed in this. Please give me link so I can see about getting one. Thanks
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Unread 09-11-2003, 01:23 PM   #3
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Unread 09-11-2003, 03:55 PM   #4
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production

when you build thousands upon thousands every year it brings production cost down and then the price drops!
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Unread 09-11-2003, 06:01 PM   #5
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I'd bet that it's simply the same limited slip differential that is called the Tracloc available as an upgrade on new Jeeps. Being clutch-based, which means its clutch pack has to be changed every so often, holds the cost down.

I wouldn't spend my money on it, I'd go for the more expensive but virtually bulletproof Detroit Truetrac LSD. Being gear-based, the Truetrac has no clutch pack to wear out, neither does it need that special friction modifier additive in the gear lube that the Tracloc requires.

At least I THINK you're talking about the LSD that Jeep calls a Tracloc... at least it is Dana-Spicer that makes the Tracloc.
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yea thats the trak-loc, if you are dead set on a limited slip then thats the cheapesy way to go (only by about $150 though) On the other hand, since it replaces the carrier its not something the average person should do in his backyar, as if you dont get it shimmed right when you put it back in, you toast your gears... so that raises the cost by the cost of the install.... if all you are looking for is cheap traction, you cant beat a lunchbox locker, you can install them yourself.... about $250-$300 for a dana 35 and $400 for an 8.25....
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you cant beat a lunchbox locker, you can install them yourself.... about $250-$300 for a dana 35 and $400 for an 8.25....
What kind of lunchbox locker do you have in the rear of your Jeep?
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I dont have one yet , They make a lockright for the 8.25 up to 96 (Lockright 1230), 97 and up is out of luck on that one. now that I look you can get one for $350.... When I do get one It will be that one or an aussie locker, whatever is cheaper... Aussi locker doesnt have one for the 8.25 yet, its in development...
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I dont have one yet
I kinda didn't think so when I asked. I asked because few Jeepers like a lunchbox locker, especially Lockrites, in the rear of their daily driver Jeep. I tried one 4-5 years ago and besides its terrible street manners , it lasted all of six weeks before it busted up the thankfully departed rear Dana 35c axle anyway.
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well, what I actualy said was
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if all you are looking for is cheap traction, you cant beat a lunchbox locker,
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you cant beat a lunchbox locker,
Trying one 4-5 years ago doesnt really count, in those 4 or 5 years they have made vast improvments in lunchbox lockers, everyone I have talked to that has one currently is happy with them. But thanks for asking.
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Aside from the slightly better-behaved Powertrax No-Slip lunchbox locker which I have in the front of my TJ, there has been no real changes in the standard Lockrite and EZ-Locker that are still pretty much what they were 4-5 years ago. The Gearless Locker for Dana 35c axles was literally a bust and was discontinued for that model, so there are only three lunchbox lockers that are really popular, the ones I mentioned that really haven't changed much, if any, at all.

Yes, if you're looking for cheap traction, it's hard to beat a lunchbox locker. My point was that when they're in the rear, they're not well behaved for a daily driver when compared to something like a full-case locker like a Detroit.
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My point was that when they're in the rear, they're not well behaved for a daily driver when compared to something like a full-case locker like a Detroit.
I dont disagree, I didnt ever say the lunchbox locker is the best way to go, I only said it was the cheapest.
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