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Old 04-22-2011, 04:28 PM
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Default Opinion: Eaton True-Trac Locker

I would like to know the opinion... who already use or know about True-Trac locker ... I want to install in my truck and i would do the right thing.





"The Detroit Truetrac was the first helical gear differential ever introduced into the automotive aftermarket as an Eaton brand. It remains the leading helical gear-type limited slip differential in the industry. Detroit Truetrac's proven helical gear design eliminates the need for wearable parts, resulting in maintenance free traction recognized not only for its toughness, but its smooth and quiet operation as well.

Proven design, low cost and effective performance all make the Detroit Truetrac limited slip differential the ideal choice for a wide variety of vehicle applications. No maintenance - Just Traction.
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Does the manufacturer's description corresponds with the truth?

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Old 04-22-2011, 04:36 PM
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I have learned from my experience, if Detroit Lockers made it, it is worth it. They make a good product. That's just my 2 cents
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:00 PM
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In my Jeep I run a Detroit True-Trac in the front, and a Detroit Locker in the rear.

True trac has been on for 280,000mi, everything from stock-40" tires. Raced and abused. No problems whatsoever

It works VERY well, It is VERY hard to turn the wheels when it engages and locks up in a turn offroad. Works well enough when I added it I had to go to a bigger power steering pump/ pulley setup to match it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:35 PM
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they are a great locker but if you plan on just driving around with that camper on it you will trash that rear end. they are not made for only road use with a load. get yourself a good limited slip or an eaton e locker if you want the full lock option. i would not recommend a full locker to anyone who drives on road more than off.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:55 PM
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^^ Excellent advice!!^^
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:08 AM
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they are a great locker but if you plan on just driving around with that camper on it you will trash that rear end. they are not made for only road use with a load. get yourself a good limited slip or an eaton e locker if you want the full lock option. i would not recommend a full locker to anyone who drives on road more than off.
Excellent recommendation! Are these kinds of details that often do not observe.

But I ask you: would be considered True Trac a total locker?

When I read the specs, i understood that it is a partial locker, which operates by distributing proportionately the force between the wheels as demand... by percentage as needed.

Is that correct?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:33 AM
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Excellent recommendation! Are these kinds of details that often do not observe.

But I ask you: would be considered True Trac a total locker?

When I read the specs, i understood that it is a partial locker, which operates by distributing proportionately the force between the wheels as demand... by percentage as needed.

Is that correct?
Its more of an l/s now that I really look at it. Look at the torsens too.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:48 PM
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i got quoted 500$ for an Auburn LS @ 60lbs w/ worm gear. aside from the norm witch i believe is around 120-150lbs. on the tru track im stuck between Auburn LS or Detroit Locker now im considering the Detroit Tru Track witch yes its also an LS. Dammit!
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:30 PM
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Detroit True Trac, Or Detroit Locker, That's The Real Question
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:54 PM
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I'm gonna have to go with the proven product detroit trutrac.
Just to clear things this is a worm gear set up right? It docent run on clutch plates right?
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:53 PM
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I'm gonna have to go with the proven product detroit trutrac.
Just to clear things this is a worm gear set up right? It docent run on clutch plates right?
no clutch pack. its cheaper and easier to grab a 8.8 31 spline fx4 level ii axle those are bolt in and have a torsen LS which is the same basic setup and pretty proven as well.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:16 AM
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no clutch pack. its cheaper and easier to grab a 8.8 31 spline fx4 level ii axle those are bolt in and have a torsen LS which is the same basic setup and pretty proven as well.
Damm I wish I would of known that before I bought my ring and pinion for my 7.5. Well that's good to know, I'll be putting that on my other ranger project pre runner it's gonna need a beefier rear end any ways.
I ended up getting the trutrac should be putting it on this week ohhhyeaah! And it just got done raining in San Diego lol time for some mudd.
I'll post feedback on the trutrac after I go mudding this weekend with it.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:17 PM
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Damm I wish I would of known that before I bought my ring and pinion for my 7.5. Well that's good to know, I'll be putting that on my other ranger project pre runner it's gonna need a beefier rear end any ways.
I ended up getting the trutrac should be putting it on this week ohhhyeaah! And it just got done raining in San Diego lol time for some mudd.
I'll post feedback on the trutrac after I go mudding this weekend with it.
Please ... post the results and experience.

We will be waiting!
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:55 PM
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Any follow-up on the True Trac?

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