TrueTrac For Winter? - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 31 Old 01-09-2016, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
FireGuy1996
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Conway
Posts: 439
Garage
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!

FireGuy1996 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 Old 01-09-2016, 11:04 PM
26679cj5
Web Wheeler
 
26679cj5's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pearisburg
Posts: 2,034
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?

Frame swap/body reconditioning/buildup thread: http://www.mountaineeroffroad.com/sh...1146#post51146
26679cj5 is offline  
post #3 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 12:49 AM
TheBoogieman
Evil Inside!
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 32,210
Throw a lunchbox up front.
TheBoogieman is online now  
post #4 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 02:00 AM
Jerry Bransford
Administrator
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Escondido, California
Posts: 64,018
No recognizable Wrangler is going to make it through 3' deep snow.

Getting Savvy...

When you have a choice, buy American.
Jerry Bransford is online now  
post #5 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 04:22 AM
union414
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fort Wayne
Posts: 115
You may want to put a plow on the front? Just saying?

TJ's are meant to wheel, not cruise the mall! Drive it like you stole it!
union414 is offline  
post #6 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 07:45 AM
Ben
Hack
 
Ben's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Malvern PA
Posts: 2,983
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.
Ben is offline  
post #7 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 07:55 AM
jski701
Senior Member
 
jski701's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Moriches, Long Island
Posts: 601
Garage
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.

I aint saying its right, but I understand......Chris Rock
jski701 is offline  
post #8 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 08:44 AM
Unlimited04
This post/info=my opinion
 
Unlimited04's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 24,137
Unlimited04 is offline  
post #9 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 09:01 AM
grogie
M-F: Cell Block #4533
 
grogie's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Indy
Posts: 8,011
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/



Red Jeep Club #345
2006 TJ Sport - Build
2004 KJ Limited
2013 Off-Road Trailer - Build

grogie is offline  
post #10 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
FireGuy1996
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Conway
Posts: 439
Garage
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!
FireGuy1996 is offline  
post #11 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 09:56 AM
Sudz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
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




95 ZJ | Clayton 6" | 8.8 | HP30 | 4.88s | Aussie F/R | 242 SYE | 35 MTZs

Paragon ♠ Tellico ◊ Big Dogs ♣ Rausch Creek ♥ Moab
Sudz is offline  
post #12 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 10:46 AM
mudb8
want it rite or rite now?
 
mudb8's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Estacada, oregon
Posts: 5,977
How about 5' of snow on tru-tracs?

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


I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


HighLine Hood Jeepers
TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
DIY shock shifters, more uptravel/better ride




2011 E-350 4x4 Van conversion

2006 Rubicon Unlimited

ASE Certified Master Tech/Fabricator @ jeepwest.com
mudb8 is offline  
post #13 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 10:53 AM
mudb8
want it rite or rite now?
 
mudb8's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Estacada, oregon
Posts: 5,977
Quote:
Originally Posted by FireGuy1996 View Post
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!
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.

I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


HighLine Hood Jeepers
TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
DIY shock shifters, more uptravel/better ride




2011 E-350 4x4 Van conversion

2006 Rubicon Unlimited

ASE Certified Master Tech/Fabricator @ jeepwest.com
mudb8 is offline  
post #14 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 10:57 AM
Mackinaw
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 135
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudz View Post



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



How deep was that? Looks about 8 inches....
Mackinaw is offline  
post #15 of 31 Old 01-10-2016, 10:59 AM
Mackinaw
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 135
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudb8 View Post
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?
Mackinaw is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome