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PowerTrax No Slip

I know a lot of questions have been asked about these, I am thinking of putting one in my D35 rear as I am on a budget and need to save $$$ (so don't gobve me the ARB/OX speil unless you want to send a $2000.00 money order car of me :0 ) I would also like a reliable "lunchbox" locker that can perform. Most of the posts on these were posted when these were new, giving them great reviews. What I would like to know is the long term reliability of these. Does anyone run these? How long have you had it in (mileage wise) is it still strong?

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-25-2002, 05:39 PM
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powertrax is a very reputable company with a long successful past. The "lock right" has been around forever and is very reliable. It runs around $230. Its big($$) brother, the no slip, is basically the same design, it just operates a little quieter. Its a jeep and we forgot the meaning of quiet a long time ago. Save a $100 and get the lock right. Very reliable and outstanding on road. Most will say that after a few days, they dont even notice it on road.

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by gatorfish:
<strong> Most will say that after a few days, they dont even notice it on road.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Took me about a week <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . Mine's installed up front and I've been running it for around 4 months now. No problems, no complaints, and the trail performance makes it easy to say no regrets . The install was real easy, kinda sorta <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . This has been hands down, the best trail mod I've made yet .

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I would consider locking the front. There are too many horror stories about locked 35's. If you were doing te super 35 kit, then I would say by all means go for it. I have no regrets about lccking the front first. I'm waiting for the super 35 (this spring).

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by igofshn:
<strong>...too many horror stories about locked 35's. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">What horror story's? Like when people put MTR 37's on, and then snap axles when crossing a speed-bump? Only problem I have with them are c-clips.

Been using Lock-rights F/R, I'm happy. The one you should stay clear of is the EZ-lockers. By design, they look almost the same as lock-right, but have 2 less cross/spring supports which tend to fail. This causes much unhappiness upon the trail.
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Actually anything bigger than 33's usually means trouble. Also people with lead feet.

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sorry to bring an old thread up, but i have a few questions...

1. when installing this locker do you have to re-setup the gears?

2. i don't have a lead foot and am only running 31's (poor college student) think i'll break and axel? btw this is my daily driver.

3. i want my jeep to beable to run with a '68 ford f250 with 35's with only a locked rear... so should i go for a powertrax in the front and rear? in the rear only? or in the front only? Btw i live in Minnesota so we do get a lot of snow

thx for the help, that is if anyone replies
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by 46n2:
<strong>sorry to bring an old thread up, but i have a few questions...

1. when installing this locker do you have to re-setup the gears?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Nope, all ya do is remove the spider gears in the carrier and replace them with the locker.

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"><strong>2. i don't have a lead foot and am only running 31's (poor college student) think i'll break and axel? btw this is my daily driver.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Nah, you should be fine. Regardless of what your setup, axle breakage is a possibility if careless. You mentioned this isn't a prob, so you'll be okay .

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"><strong>3. i want my jeep to beable to run with a '68 ford f250 with 35's with only a locked rear... so should i go for a powertrax in the front and rear? in the rear only? or in the front only? Btw i live in Minnesota so we do get a lot of snow </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You'll be amazed at what we can keep up with <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . The ford doesn't have a chance . I locked my front up primarily because with the terrain I encounter it is more beneficial to "pull" myself up the obstacle rather than trying to push it up with the rear. Plus, I have the factory trac-loc in the rear, which everyone condemns, but I feel it's better than nothing <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . Mine's a daily driver as well and I can honestly say that after 4 months of having it in, I can no longer tell it's there on the road. Offroad though, it's sweeeeeeeeet!!! I was paranoid initially, but after it broke in, it was fine. Go for it, it'll be the best mod you make.

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"><strong>thx for the help, that is if anyone replies</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Here ta help .

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One thing else to mention that you should worry about <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> . Be careful after you install it, because you're gonna be able to take it places you didn't think you'd go before and it has a tendency to get me in trouble <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . But that's a good kinda trouble .

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I have had the lock right in for a couple of weeks now and it has been great. Incredible offroad and fine on road. It does make a lot of noise in long tight turns (in parking garage) and occasionally bucks a bit.

I dont know how much quiter or smooother the no-slip is but I would recomend powertrax products to anyone. Esay to install, long grear rep. solid performer.

Front or rear? BOTH!

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by 'drack:
<strong>You'll be amazed at what we can keep up with. The ford doesn't have a chance</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I am always amazed at what these things can do. A ford? nice try.

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haha sweet thx for the replies

I'm going front and rear then
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