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post #1 of 10 Old 03-27-2018, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Gear swap and TrueTrac limited slip

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Just wondering after doing a gear swap and adding TrueTrac limited slip carriers is there a technical way of being sure the limited slip is working prior to going offroad?
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Just wondering after doing a gear swap and adding TrueTrac limited slip carriers is there a technical way of being sure the limited slip is working prior to going offroad?
Thanks Steve
If it new it'll work. The clutch pack is still tight, it should spin posi with the wheels off the ground by hand.

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Just wondering after doing a gear swap and adding TrueTrac limited slip carriers is there a technical way of being sure the limited slip is working prior to going offroad?
Thanks Steve
I got instructions with mine, it said something about having a guy hold one tire and rotating the other? Insttuctions had a diagram
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Just wondering after doing a gear swap and adding TrueTrac limited slip carriers is there a technical way of being sure the limited slip is working prior to going offroad?
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If it new it'll work. The clutch pack is still tight, it should spin posi with the wheels off the ground by hand.

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No clutches in a Truetrac, they are a helical gear torsen type. Never used them myself but friends have and love them. They have found that if one wheel is spinning applying the brakes will help transfer power to both wheels.
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TrueTrac's will always work unless you somehow grenade them. Many 600HP+ muscle cars running them and they are pretty much bomb proof.

If you're offroad and in a situation where you feel you you could benefit from having the rear wheels quasi-locked, then engage your e-brake a couple of clicks. That will help transfer power to the other rear wheel with more traction.

I run a TT on my rear XD60....
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No clutches in a Truetrac, they are a helical gear torsen type. Never used them myself but friends have and love them. They have found that if one wheel is spinning applying the brakes will help transfer power to both wheels.
Yeah in my front if it didnt engage right away at loss of traction i just tapped the brakes and it clicked in right away.. however.. i dont think it would be good to do this when the tires are spinning fast, sudden engagemnt feels like a bad idea in that circumstance

And i definitely.loved mine, game changer for my rig with open dif rear and e brake locker
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No clutches in a Truetrac, they are a helical gear torsen type. Never used them myself but friends have and love them. They have found that if one wheel is spinning applying the brakes will help transfer power to both wheels.
What the hell was I thinking. I read limited slip and my mind went right to clutch packs. I'm showing my age and the worst part is, is I run one in my diff.

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Hey Thanks guys!
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Hey Thanks guys!
So did you get a TT?
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FWIW I prefer the TT in the rear over a selectable locker for DD in snowy conditions.


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