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Old 01-26-2003, 09:04 PM
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just thinking of trading my 2 wheel drive for a 4 wheel drive<br><br>never owned a 4 wheel drive before so i was wondering if i should order the anti-spin rear end<br><br>if i dont order it will i still have both rear wheels pulling in 4 wheel drive <br><br>maybe someone can explain to me how it works with anti-spin and and without ???<br> <br> thanks<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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If you purchase a four wheel drive WITHOUT anti-spin you will actually have a two wheel drive vehicle. With an open differential (non-anti-spin) the differential will send the &quot;power&quot; the the wheel that is the easiest to spin (which will be the one with the least traction). Since the front differential is not available with anti-spin, the best you can hope for in real life is three wheel drive with the rear anti-spin option. The anti-spin (in very basic terms) senses if the two wheels are spinning at significantly different rates and if they are it sends nearly equal amounts of &quot;power&quot; to each wheel.<br><br>Sorry about the oversimplified explanation, there are several types of &quot;anti-spin&quot; devices, and the method used on the '03 models is different than previous years. In my experience the anti-spin in the '03 trucks is superior to the previous Dana clutch pack system (I have had both).<br><br>Hope that helps.
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thanks navada and shire for the info<br><br>shire i come through asheville a lot during the summer months<br><br>we camp a lot in maggie valley and go to pigeon forge a lot<br><br>i am always glad when i make it down the mtn when coming home
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Navada, can you shine any light on the one now in use, AA GT I think with heilical gears. You've had both, howd this type hold up and perform. I have a Detroit locker in my Ford. IMHO that Detriot is the greatest thing since sliced bread but I don't believe its available for the 11.5&quot;.
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Heartbreaker,

Sorry that I have no tech specs on the unit, and I have not opened mine up to have a look yet. I am fairly certain that it has no clutch packs (no friction modifier required is a smoking gun for no clutch packs). I can tell you that it hooks up with less torque and tracks straighter than the previous Dana design by my SOTP analysis. I have had the other style in several Ram's. My 2003 is number 7. I agree that you can't beat a locker, but they are overkill for applications that don't either race or go off-road, not to mention that they make driving around parking lots and on ice a lot more fun than it needs to be.

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Navada<br>I got the Ford LS when I got my truck. Some folks think they work great and like them just fine. I'm not one of them though. I have a tallent for getting in deep stuff and that LS wasn't any good in wet grass. Replaced the LS with the Detroit and it was love at first bite. Yea it can be agravating on the road though but its never let me down when it counted. Still I'm looking forward to this new axle..........and the truck that comes with it. ;D
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I'll throw something else out there... When I first got my '93 in '93 I spent all my time running around empty. I don't know if the clutch packs on my truck were set up too tight, but, tire wear appeared to be excessive. (on the rear) The clutch packs have now worn out to the point where they are useless and I am quite happy about it. tire wear is now more reasonable. I do quite a bit of &quot;off road&quot; but nothing really radical.(bent metal and broken parts stuff) I havn't missed the lsd.<br>I was thinking about skipping the lsd in my new truck but I will have to give it a second look with the new design... More research...<br>
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Westcoaster<br><br>I called American Axle to find out about it. They said its the TracRite GT.<br><br>http://aam.com/technology/tech_prod_dl_diff.html#TRGT<br><br>I'm hoping it will hold up. Just don't know how the &quot;break shoe&quot; part will last.
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