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post #1 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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? about PowerTrax No Slip in the Rear

I was planning on a PowerTrax No Slip auto locker in the my rear diff (D44) but I have noticed that I tend to down shift and use engine compression to slow down and go into my turns around town.

Am I going to hate the auto locker in the rear?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 06:42 PM
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Like any automatic locker, you don't want it loaded in either direction (accelerating or slowing down from engine compression) when turning a corner. That is what locks it up harder which will make it hop/skip around corners. It works best if you can mostly coast with barely any power on it while turning corners. Downshifting to use engine compression to slow down while driving around town is not something I have really done much of since I was about 19 so if you can stop doing that, you'll have a good experience with that No-Slip which is, by far, the best behaved lunchbox locker available.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jerry, that is what I was afraid of. I can start practicing my no power turns now but I guess it would be pretty easy to change driving style once the rear tires start screaming, skipping, and hopping around.

I am not at all interested in a selectable so sacrifices need to be made.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-16-2011, 08:51 AM
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If you can swing it, opt for a Detroit in the rear instead of the Powertrax. I HATED my Powertrax No-slip in the back of my rig. With stock WB and with the stretch. So much so that I sold it and bought something else.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-16-2011, 08:57 AM
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Yep I had a No-Slip in the front and a Detroit Locker in the rear and loved (!) that Detroit Locker... it was very well behaved 99% of the time.

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