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install a powertrax loc rite

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 7tcutty, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. 7tcutty

    7tcutty Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    i just did this yesterday on my 86 i have no snow here but i can immediatly tell the difference.. i cant wait for some big snow to see how the truck plows NOW!!

    the istall was actually really easy i took my time and it took about 1.5 hrs

    i could do it in alot less now..
  2. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Front or rear?

    I had one in the front of my jeep and it was BAD NEWS in the snow. I don't know how much it will help in the rear either, it might be better to have a limited slip. The lockrite KICKED ASS off-road, but it was so bad in snow that I would normally use 2WD in snow, only 4X4 if it was real deep stuff, but the thing torque steered like an animal.

  3. 7tcutty

    7tcutty Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    mine is in the rear i wouldnt put one in the front for that same reason if you do strictly off roading or bogging climing ext its great to have one in the front but for a street vehicle there is no need. i will end up putting a LSD or some sort in the front so i can still turn and not tear the truck up.

    ive read that if you do use a locker of some sort up front that you should only lock one side of the axle if you have lock outs that seems like a major PITA to me it would suck to have to get out of your truck into a 3 foot snow pile to lock the other axle JMO

  4. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    I had a lockrite in a '91 Dakota v8 4x4. It was excellent. The thing I remember doing also was putting a slick additive into the rear hub to make sure it slipped easier. No issues at all.
  5. 7tcutty

    7tcutty Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    i also filled the diff with synthetic fluid i think that itself made a big difference.
  6. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I have one in my truck and absolutely HATE IT. Can't argue with the traction but for day-to-day driving it makes the truck feel like a real, Grade-A Piece of :realmad:.

    Its probably coming out in the spring if I can find a limited slip or something.