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Brian Maier
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9/19/2002
00:01:27

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Is a posi unit the same as a locker? I was looking at the powertrax noslip but this is much cheaper.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1859809297



DaveR
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9/19/2002
00:24:42

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Unless you have the proper tools to install it you would have to take that to a pro. If your going to take it in you might as well change your gearing too. Just a suggestion though.



Brian Maier
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9/19/2002
11:29:46

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Im not sure if i have all the needed tools but a couple of my 4x4 buddies do so im gonna get them to help. And yeah i am planning on getting some 3.90 gears too. But i was wondering on the differences in posi and the powertrax noslip. What would you reccomend?

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Brian



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9/19/2002
11:37:10

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Positraction, LSD, lockers...all the same stuff, just named a bit differently. Positraction is Chevy's name/creation, and some people think Posi and LSD are different, but they are actually the same thing. There are 3 or 4 different types of Posi/LSD, but they all perform the same basic function.



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9/19/2002
12:19:33

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Lockers and LSD are not the same. Limited slip differential means just that. It will allow some slip: not much, but some. A locker allows absolutely no slip. Both tires turn at the same speed all of the time.



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9/19/2002
15:25:18

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Troy is right, LSDs, Opens and Lockers are all different. Further more, Chevy Posi-traction is a LSD but works much better than the Chrysler (MoPar) LSD and the Ford TractionLoc is another LSD (although the name implies its a locker).



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9/19/2002
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I believe the only "special" tool you really need is a dial indicator to set the backlash of your gears. It would be nce if you could find someone with one. One could probobly even be rented.



Brian Maier
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9/24/2002
19:51:47

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Which is better a Auburn posi($264) or a Mopar Trac lok($225) posi?

Thanks



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9/24/2002
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The Auburn is a better unit, in that it works smoother, faster and can handle more abuse. It's big drawback is that the aren't rebuildable like the sure-grip. I have no idea how long they last but it's suppose to be the best road racing diff.



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9/25/2002
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the mopar is an auburn unit. I ordered one,
and to my surprise, it has auburn instructions.
for race applications, the powertrax locking diff
is the way to go. a limited slip diff is exactly
what it sounds like "limited slip", not "no slip"
I have heard that the powertrax limited slip is a
better unit than the mopar (auburn) limited
slip. a full locker will be very noisy, the cops
will hear you coming!

BTW, where did you get that $225 price from?
mine was close to 4 bills. ($365)

01 4.7 CC auto 3.92 LS
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9/25/2002
20:53:34

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wow you guys are really knowledgeable, it took four of you to finally get a right answer.



Brian Maier
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9/25/2002
21:47:19

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D i found those prices at Gearsareus.com.

http://www.gearsareus.com/_private/Gearstuff/posimopar.htm

Brian



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