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post #1 of 8 Old 04-14-2007, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone break a Truetrac?

Just wondering if anyone has broke a true track? There has been alot of talk about them lately, all good. Just wondering if anyone has had problems with them.....

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they can break but it takes a lot to get it done or inproper installation
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The Truetrac has a superb reputation for reliability and strength.

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The Truetrac has a superb reputation for reliability and strength.
Thanks guys. I was just wondering about it. It seems like lately I have heard alot of people bashing the Detroit Soft Locker. Saying that when a shaft breaks it will take out the locker with it. I hadn't heard anything like that about the True Track. Maybe because it is a limited slip it allows the axles to slip before the shaft breaks?
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A broken axleshaft can take out a Detroit Locker but installed into the correct axle with strong enough axleshafts like a Dana 44, it's not a problem for the vast majority of us. I've been wheeling for years on my Detroit Locker inside my rear Dana 44 and just hammering the heck out of it on some very tough trails.

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A broken axleshaft can take out a Detroit Locker but installed into the correct axle with strong enough axleshafts like a Dana 44, it's not a problem for the vast majority of us. I've been wheeling for years on my Detroit Locker inside my rear Dana 44 and just hammering the heck out of it on some very tough trails.
Thats kind of what I figured. I am going to be running the detroit in the rear with my super 35. Now while I am saving for gears I am trying to decide on a front locker, for the Dana 30. I want a full case, and don't want an ARB. I was considering the ECTD but I have heard that people with 35's and bigger tires are wearing them out rather quickly. So I am considering a "Soft locker", OX, or a True Track.
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Why not just go for a lunchbox locker up front? They work fine and are plenty strong enough when in the front axle. I'm running a lunchbox Powertrax No-Slip in the front of my TJ (full-case Detroit Locker in the rear). I believe in full-case lockers in the back but so far, I haven't seen the need up front, at least not strength-wise. If I had my druthers, I'd have an ARB Air Locker front and rear but for now, my No-Slip is performing admirably and it has done so for many years including trips through Johnson Valley.

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Why not just go for a lunchbox locker up front? They work fine and are plenty strong enough when in the front axle. I'm running a lunchbox Powertrax No-Slip in the front of my TJ (full-case Detroit Locker in the rear). I believe in full-case lockers in the back but so far, I haven't seen the need up front, at least not strength-wise. If I had my druthers, I'd have an ARB Air Locker front and rear but for now, my No-Slip is performing admirably and it has done so for many years including trips through Johnson Valley.
Thats what I have always ran before, without issue. Just thinking I'd try something new I have to buy a new carrier for my HP30 anyway, thats basically the only reason I have been locking into full case lockers for it.
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