Traction System No-Slip Locker Review
TRACTION SYSTEM is the latest design in traction adding
differential technology. It combines smooth operation with
the traction performance of a locking differential.
synchronization mechanism eliminates the ratcheting sounds
typical of other locking differentials. Special gear and
spring design reduce the backlash and therefore driveline
windup. Only ultra strength material is used which is 67%
stronger than titanium.
Installation is simple
because no ring and pinion set-up is required. In addition,
no special tools or oils are needed. Step by step model
specific instructions are provided with every kit.
The POWERTRAX® TRACTION SYSTEMS are the
ideal solution for just about any light truck, sport
utility, and muscle car on the road today. Whether you need
the safety of added traction for daily commuting,
recreation, work, or just so your muscle car puts power to
the pavement instead of burning one wheel up, the POWERTRAX®
TRACTION SYSTEMS are your answer.
We installed one of these in a Dana 30
front axle in Matt's CJ-7. Matt's Jeep runs 33"
Swampers, Tera-Low, rear Lock Right, and a 4.2L 6 cyl.
It has been a perfect addition to the Jeep. Additional
traction was noticeable immediately. There were no
real adverse affects with having an automatic locker in the
front of the Jeep, the locker is almost invisible when
driving off road. If the Jeep's hubs are in on the
street there is a slight noticeable pull when steering from
a dead stop. With the Jeep's hubs out the locker is
disconnected so there is no noticeable difference.
The Powertrax locker does not exhibit the
signs of most automatic lockers because of its
synchronization of the gears. Installation was rather
easy and does not require and ring and pinion re-setup.
The simplified version of the install
Remove the differential cover and drain
the gear oil, remove the wheels, brake assembly, hubs, wheel
bearings, and wheel hub. At this point the axle and
the old spider gears can be removed. Depending on the
gear ratio that is currently in the jeep you may need to
remove the ring gear and carrier so the ring gear can be
removed so the cross pin will clear the ring gear.
Install the Powertrax locker into the
carrier and reverse the installation procedure.
for the Powertrax installation manual. (PDF)
A front locker adds an element of traction
that gives an extra boost of confidence to a driver in some
off road situations. The front tires seem to just lift
themselves up onto obstacles instead of having to be shoved
up by the driving wheels.
Long term results on the locker have been
positive, there has been no problems or breakage.
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