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Snow wheeling. Now I want to re-configure...

Discussion in 'Off-Roading' started by 77 K20, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Turbo4whl

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    Good choices. The Eaton manual for the TruTrac does recommend using regular gear oil as opposed to synthetic. They state that the differential will perform better, but either oil will work.
     
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    Ok so that 1.5" long twisted gear gets to wind or unwind enough to provide some differentiation? Maybe a few tire rotations? They certainly do not 'lock' the two axle sides. Am I right?
     
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    Oh here we go... I get it. I mean I got it!


    "From Eaton:

    The Truetrac is a helical gear limited slip differential, not a “locker”. The Truetrac operates by transferring power from the spinning wheel to the wheel with the most traction. If one tire breaks traction, the amount of rotation (or spin) is controlled by transferring the lost traction to the higher traction wheel. The Detroit Truetrac operates on the principle of "torque biasing”: the typical Truetrac aftermarket differential will consistently deliver approximately three-fold the torque of the slipping wheel to the gripping wheel."

    Thanks Mike
     

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