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post #1 of 5 Old 04-27-2013, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Powrlok limited slip in Dana 44 front?

While I'm still trying to solve my transfer case problems, I have another question. Has anyone run a Powrlok up front in a Dana 44? Or any other limited slip for that matter? I've got a Powrlok in my rear and just happen to have an extra one that I was thinking about putting up front.

Thoughts? This is not a serious offroad rig, but I due like the option of extra traction up front.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-27-2013, 11:51 AM
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Excellent choice. Brutally strong and reasonably mild mannered. Can be rebuilt and shims added for a more aggressive unit.
I have run them in many of my rigs including the current one in my 27A. works very well.
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Steering will be affected. You may not like it.

Make sure the spline count matches before you dig in to it.

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Steering will be affected. You may not like it.

Make sure the spline count matches before you dig in to it.
How badly in 4 wheel drive? I've never driven anything with a locker or limited slip in the front before.
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How badly in 4 wheel drive? I've never driven anything with a locker or limited slip in the front before.
In my experience, very little. They used to be a very popular unit for this reason. I have installed many of them in the front of early Bronco's, Blazers, and a variety of pickups with all the owners being happy with the road manners.
In it's stock form, it uses very little friction. It's designed so that once a tire begins to spin, the cross shafts ramp up, crushing the clutch pack and adding traction. This gives mild street manners.
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