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Old 09-01-2020, 12:34 PM   #21
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Tell us more...why no mechanical (ie helical/gear LSD) in front?
The biggest problem with a full mechanical locker (or tight limited slip) in the front is that the vehicle will pull forward when turning which makes tight turns very hard to do and puts a lot of strain the on drivetrain. The inside front tire really needs to be able to go slower than the outside tire to turn. Switchbacks would be a PITA.
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Old 09-01-2020, 09:31 PM   #22
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Another data point: I've only got about 100 miles on my new Trutrac, but I've discovered that it chatters on hard turns, enough to rattle loose stuff.
Update: I talked to Eaton customer service today and explained my issue. The tech's first question was What kind of oil are you running? I said the builder filled it with 80/140 semi synthetic. He said "that's your problem, switch to a petroleum based GL5 oil and you will be fine. I asked about waiting until the 500 mile oil change and he said I could be doing damage and causing galling.
I'm really not impressed with Randy's ring and pinion................again.
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Old 09-01-2020, 10:48 PM   #23
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I'm happy with my front and rear trutracs. I've been able to run trails with my jeep club using them. If I'm going to climb something where I know the van will lift a wheel, I'll give it a little left-foot braking to bind 'em up a little and up it goes. It works well for me.
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Update: I talked to Eaton customer service today and explained my issue. The tech's first question was What kind of oil are you running? I said the builder filled it with 80/140 semi synthetic. He said "that's your problem, switch to a petroleum based GL5 oil and you will be fine. I asked about waiting until the 500 mile oil change and he said I could be doing damage and causing galling.
I'm really not impressed with Randy's ring and pinion................again.
Yikes! How can they not know this? That's all they do is gear work.
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I'm happy with my front and rear trutracs. I've been able to run trails with my jeep club using them. If I'm going to climb something where I know the van will lift a wheel, I'll give it a little left-foot braking to bind 'em up a little and up it goes. It works well for me.
Has the situation arouse when you needed the selectable?
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