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Unread 05-17-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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I was out fishing today and went up river next door looking for a few more for supper and after a nice catch went to leave the river, had to go up a bit of of a hill climb and crunch grind, I only was digging the fronts in. I had to back down and go up in reverse.

What a piece of garbage, they have only ever seen my driveway in snow since new, except for a highway run to get here. That was their first dirt hill climb.

Not impressed.

Gotta open it up and see what blew.

Still was a nice day though.

Edit: Truetrac is blown, axle splines are stripped out of it

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Unread 05-17-2014, 11:46 PM   #2
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Bummer. We expect pictures of the carnage.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 12:04 AM   #3
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im thrashed the crap out of my liberty and i got both front and rear on 32s/4.10s and never had an issue for 2 years. Now ill be scared to drive my liberty lol
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Unread 05-18-2014, 12:10 AM   #4
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I thought these things were tough! I've certainly thrashed on mine over the years without issue (of course, how much "thrashing" can you do with a six-banger?). Keep us posted, please. My confidence is wavering now.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 12:20 AM   #5
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I got 45k on my liberty with them. Don't laugh that I have a liberty I got it in pa when I lived there
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Unread 05-18-2014, 06:14 AM   #6
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I got 45k on my liberty with them. Don't laugh that I have a liberty I got it in pa when I lived there
Off roading in PA is nothing but rocks.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 08:01 AM   #7
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I have beat the living crap out of mine and not had an issue.
Actually, this is the first time I've heard of a TruTrack giving up that had lubricant in it...

Since Mike Romain knows EXACTLY what he's doing, I'm inclined to believe it was the TruTrack and not him...
I would be interested in knowing what gave up and maybe seeing some pictures...
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Unread 05-18-2014, 01:41 PM   #8
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If it doesn't rain too hard I am going to open it tomorrow. Today was garden planting time.

Not impressed with the front truetrac either! When I got to the top lip of the hill in reverse finally, I had two wheels in the air and no wheels turning... I hit the brakes, no change, one front wheel in the air spinning away and the rear just grinding away. I had to get out and dig behind the stopped front wheel so I could push the SOB over the lip....

NOT impressed.....
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Unread 05-18-2014, 02:21 PM   #9
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I have beat the living crap out of mine and not had an issue.
Actually, this is the first time I've heard of a TruTrack giving up that had lubricant in it...

Since Mike Romain knows EXACTLY what he's doing, I'm inclined to believe it was the TruTrack and not him...
I would be interested in knowing what gave up and maybe seeing some pictures...
I beat the crap out of mine too. I broke a super 88 shaft before the truetrac showed signs of slowing. Loved it in snow but had to go selectable because if you lift a tire, its nothing more than a fancy open differential.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 02:34 PM   #10
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Anyone else have issues with them? As some of u may have seen, since I have been posting like a mad man the last two days, I'm putting one in my D44 rear right now. I don't like to hear that Mike had a tire in the air not turning...not good news. Hope that's not a common...
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Unread 05-18-2014, 02:35 PM   #11
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Its not a locker. They're not all supposed to turn when they are in the air.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 02:49 PM   #12
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Its not a locker. They're not all supposed to turn when they are in the air.
I guess I thought when one of the wheels started to turn those heli gears spread out inside and give power to both axles...am I wrong?
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Unread 05-18-2014, 02:57 PM   #13
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I believe Trutracs are warranted for tires up to 32". Yes they are a limited slip so one tire in the air means that tire can see all the power. The strongest of the limited slips is the Power Lok and depending how you arrange the clutch discs, they can lock up really solid..
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Unread 05-18-2014, 02:59 PM   #14
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I guess I thought when one of the wheels started to turn those heli gears spread out inside and give power to both axles...am I wrong?
You need some resistance on the other wheel for that to happen which is why applying the brakes helps. All limited slips pretty much work that way.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 03:12 PM   #15
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You need some resistance on the other wheel for that to happen which is why applying the brakes helps. All limited slips pretty much work that way.
I did hear that before, this will be my first trutrac so I'll guess I have to learn that. I know they are never fully locked but I thought that wouldn't happen? Sounds like I'm going to leave my lunchbox locker in the front. I just got a little sick of the lunchbox locker in the rear, it was a little funky while drive on the street.
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