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Unread 01-09-2016, 11:39 PM   #1
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TrueTrac For Winter?

So I've been looking into this wonderful world of lockers for my TJ and need a couple questions answered.

Right now I have both open diffs on my 2001 Sport, and I've found myself running into tougher situations especially involving deep snow and ice and need to be able to get a better grip on things. Lockers seem to be the way to go.

I went and watched a video explaining all the different types of lockers out there and I think the TrueTrac limited slip sounds like it would work the best for me. There a bit more budget friendly and work best for the daily driver and occasional offroad trip. How good are they really? My overall goal is to be able to drive through 3 feet of snow without having to worry about getting stuck...

How much is the average cost to install one of these? Should they go in the front of rear axle? How about both? Is there a big price difference bteween the install of the TrueTrac vs a full on electric locker? How well does the TrueTrac preform in heavy snow?

Thanks!

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Unread 01-10-2016, 12:04 AM   #2
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A trutrac isn't going to get you through deep snow. It will work Ok for the lighter stuff.

When you say 3 feet of snow...do you mean 3 feet deep?
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Unread 01-10-2016, 03:00 AM   #4
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No recognizable Wrangler is going to make it through 3' deep snow.
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Unread 01-10-2016, 05:22 AM   #5
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You may want to put a plow on the front? Just saying?
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Unread 01-10-2016, 08:45 AM   #6
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LSD in the rear is a good choice for general winter driving a TJ in 4WD, autolocking the front is not.
3' is tough, regardless of your equipment.
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Unread 01-10-2016, 08:55 AM   #7
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Detroit Tru Trac is the best LSD available, no clutches to worry about and good hook up. Lockers in general aren't good for snow and ice on the road, but the LSD isn't as bad...
Like others have said, 3' of snow is difficult to get through when your axles are a foot off the ground.
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Unread 01-10-2016, 09:44 AM   #8
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I like TrueTracs front and rear for the winter streets, they work awesome. Add studded snow tires for an even better experience.

Having been around 3 ft of snow many times- I hope you've got a snowmobile...or Mattracks.
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I recently had front and rear TrueTracs installed for about $1500. I've had very limited time with them but just messing around in dirt... no spinning tires.

A couple of threads worth reading:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/de...uetrac-482004/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ex...hafts-1234745/

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Unread 01-10-2016, 10:42 AM   #10
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Alright, the entire 3' of snow deal was "wishfully" thinking. You get the idea of what I'm trying to accomplish, just overall better traction in even the most crappy of conditions.

Anyways, back to my original post. Can I please get some of my original questions answered?

I'll be sure to read those posts too. Thanks!
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No recognizable Wrangler is going to make it through 3' deep snow.



i ran trutracs f&r back in the day, unstoppable in the snow and sand



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How about 5' of snow on tru-tracs?

Im the one that gets trail break duty because i rarely get stuck...

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Unread 01-10-2016, 11:53 AM   #13
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So I've been looking into this wonderful world of lockers for my TJ and need a couple questions answered.

Right now I have both open diffs on my 2001 Sport, and I've found myself running into tougher situations especially involving deep snow and ice and need to be able to get a better grip on things. Lockers seem to be the way to go.

I went and watched a video explaining all the different types of lockers out there and I think the TrueTrac limited slip sounds like it would work the best for me. There a bit more budget friendly and work best for the daily driver and occasional offroad trip. How good are they really? My overall goal is to be able to drive through 3 feet of snow without having to worry about getting stuck...

How much is the average cost to install one of these? Should they go in the front of rear axle? How about both? Is there a big price difference bteween the install of the TrueTrac vs a full on electric locker? How well does the TrueTrac preform in heavy snow?

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Front and rear works for me. I love going out with **** talkers, they shut up real fast.

Install with a gear change will run around 350 each. The units themselves can be from 400-470 for jeep axles.
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Unread 01-10-2016, 11:57 AM   #14
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i ran trutracs f&r back in the day, unstoppable in the snow and sand



How deep was that? Looks about 8 inches....
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Unread 01-10-2016, 11:59 AM   #15
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How about 5' of snow on tru-tracs?

Im the one that gets trail break duty because i rarely get stuck...

OK, this looks deep, but 5 feet?
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