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I was looking at the powertrax for the detroit trutrac. Which is better for a street driven 71 torino with a 408cleveland and a tremec 5 speed with 3.50 gears. Also can I install it myself if not how much should I expect to pay. Thanks
 

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I picked up a powertrax and it is a nice looking unit. I havent installed it yet, but it seems pretty simple from the directions. Im changing the gears too so its a bit more involved. Shouldn't take more than 30 mins to put it in once the case is out of the car.
 

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I have the Powertrax no-slip installed. At times, I'm completely happy with it, other times I'd like to toss it.

It may ratchet in tight turns, sometimes not. Otherwise, its a locker and you get the benefits from it.

You will feel that it pushes you in the turns a bit.
 

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I've had one in my 70 mustang for a few years, but probably only like 2000 miles. I like it, but is makes some noise every now and then on tight turns, but otherwise it's really nice. This is probably the first thing I got done on my car because the stock gear and pinion were really worn out, and I just had a shop install it, it cost me about $350 for the labor I think.
 

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Which is the one that is a peg leg until you flick a switch and it magnetically becomes a locker? I saw that on Hot Rod tv and thought it was the coolest thing.
 

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On 2006-03-13 07:24, DrStang wrote:
I have the Powertrax no-slip installed. At times, I'm completely happy with it, other times I'd like to toss it.

It may ratchet in tight turns, sometimes not. Otherwise, its a locker and you get the benefits from it.

You will feel that it pushes you in the turns a bit.
so what one will hold high hp, but not push round corners, i am looking to get detroit, but i want to be certain it wont push on corners, yet be tough as heck and lock up good when needed, i guess there should be different clutch friction choices huh?
 

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I've got the true trac in my toyota rock crawler. I doesn't see a lot of horsepower, but it does get a good shock from trying to climb huge rocks. I'm running about a 220hp 280 ftlb toyota supra engine in the truck, so it does get yanked on.

Oh yeah, I've got it in the front and rear, and it's quite on the street ,and only lets the wheel slip less than half a rotation before it locks up.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: smokey212 on 3/20/06 10:28am ]</font>
 

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On 2006-03-19 19:27, smokey212 wrote:
I've got the true trac in my toyota rock crawler. I doesn't see a lot of horsepower, but it does get a good shock from trying to climb huge rocks. I'm running about a 220hp 280 ftlb toyota supra engine in the truck, so it does get yanked on.

Oh yeah, I've got it in the front and rear, and it's quite on the street ,and only lets the wheel slip less than half a rotation before it locks up.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: smokey212 on 3/20/06 10:28am ]</font>
That sounds great; how long have you had them in your truck?

I've seen them out on the market for around $375.00 a piece, does that sound reasonable as to what you paid?
 
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