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Old 03-10-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default LSD's for D44?

I am starting to collect the parts to build a full width D44 for my Explorer.
I know what gears I want, but am undecided on the front diff. I think I want a LSD and not locker up front.

I plan to eventually end up with something around 36's up front.

I know there are lots of opinions out there, so lets here 'em. Preferably with some of the reasoning too!
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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Just my .02, I would get a TrueTrac. They don't have any clutches, cables, or hoses to go bad/break. They've been around a long time and are proven to be extremely strong and reliable. I had one in the front of my F-150 and LOVED it. I spun the tires on ice, mud, gravel, everything I could think of to try and get one tire to slip but I always had both tires turning (I had a friend watching each time). The traction was every bit as good as my Detroit and didn't have the hanlding quirks of it.
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:02 AM   #3
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Default Re: LSD's for D44?

Auburn wil release the D44 Ected later this spring/early summer. Limited slip/spool at the touch of a button. Around $660.
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: LSD's for D44?

I had a tru trac and it was nice. It's really not MUCH cheaper than an ARB though. I've heard good things about the Aussie lockers.
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:36 PM   #5
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sounds like the truetrack is the way to go.
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:54 PM   #6
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Default Re: LSD's for D44?

IMO, keep the front open till you have the cash for a selectable. The possi sucks & when you realy need it to help it will let you down. I hate the way my XJ handles on the road on 4wd with the front possi. Selectabe is the way to go.
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Which posi are you running Curtis? Just wondering. I never had any problems when I was running my tru trac. Always had traction, smooth as silk.
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Old 03-11-2006, 06:40 PM   #8
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Default Re: LSD's for D44?

I need to concern myself with things such as bumpers with some tow points, then I can start collecting axle parts, so I appreciate all the input.
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