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Kyle
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From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-17-2001 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any opinions for street/ mild strip use, or is this just stupid?

http://www.woodyg.com/fairlane/finfo/TractionTechTip5.html

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Kyle Laramore

63 Fairlane
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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 12-17-2001 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It works OK. I've done a bunch that way, but as cheap as mini spools are I prefer to use THEM for an econo strip locker instead.

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chips67
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From: louisville, ky, usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 12-17-2001 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
for a true mild street strip car there isnt a better choice than the trac-loc. i bought a used one, daily driving and weekend drag racing for 6 years and it just started going out this year becasue of the et streets and the burnout box. wouldve lasted much longer with lighter use on radials. i love the trac-loc, it a better piece than most aftermarket replacements. if its a drag only car, get a full spool. if its a serious double duty car, get a detroit locker.....unles you are into road racing, then get the trac-loc.

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67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11's.....best so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.79 60ft. time.

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Fordwiser
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From: Metamora, Illinois
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 12-17-2001 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It works, but if you run it on the street very much it won't last long before you're back where you started. They used to call it a $1.98 posi, cause that's what the two shims cost. Bet it's more then that now! LOL!
Roger

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chips67
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From: louisville, ky, usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 12-18-2001 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
roger, are you talking about the mini spool or the trac-loc? you cant be talking about the trac-loc, ive run that piece of mine for several years, very hard. i'll beg to differ on anybody saying the trac-loc aint a good piece. lot better than that crap they got out now, so called limited slip junk.

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67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11's.....best so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.79 60ft. time.

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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 12-19-2001 04:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chip, I think Rodger is referring to the open diff with the extra side gear washers.Basically it works because it binds up the side gears & spiders.Personally I think it`s pretty Mickey Mouse, but I suppose if money is EXTREMLY tight it will work for a while. For a race car, I wouldn`t use anything but a full spool, for a hot street car with a 9" the Detroit Locker is my favorite. For mild street/strip use I use Traction Locks.The weakest link with the 9" Traction Lock is the side cover. To fit the clutch pack into the carrier, the side had to be "hollowed" out to make room. This weakens the side cover A LOT! I have had several broken covers over the years.

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chips67
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From: louisville, ky, usa
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posted 12-19-2001 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the one thing im sure of is its a good piece, from personal experience, when used in the right application. i would take it over any other comparable aftermarket offering (like the auburn).

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67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11's.....best so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.79 60ft. time.

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