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Old 03-26-2010, 04:06 PM
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I've got a '97 1500 with the 5.2L and an open diff. I've managed to get it stuck once and almost stuck once just going through the yard after some wet weather. I'd like to put a limited slip in the diff but being from the import world I'm not sure where to start. I know the basics of how the limited slip works and what stuff like the spline count means, but what would be the best way to find out what equipment I have already that I need to match to and what are my options as far as manufacturers and durability of the LSD units they sell. Just looking for some guidance and possibly experienced advice. That and tired of getting stuck and tearing up yards with only one tire.
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I may be completely wrong about this, but, i thought if 1 wheel is spinning & you need a bit more traction, you can lightly push the brake pedal & it would transfer some power to the 2nd wheel
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Entirely possible, but I've never heard of anything like that before. I would think the brakes would be applied evenly to both wheels (rear) making the stationary wheel have more resistance to spin as well as the moving wheel. I dunno.
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i got stuck in my front yard like that and where theres only slite a bump there the morning dew wouldn't let me clime the bump also while backing off the grass when one tire went off the curb it just spun and i got stuck that was with my first truck
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There is tags on your differental cover. It should tell you or call dearship. All so there in glove box there might be a factory sticker and it will tell you what you have. My truck has a tru-track. Cost around 600 for shop to do it. Alot better than the factorys. I hauled cattle to one ton bales in mud and havnt gotten suck, yea so far its holden up.
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Look into a locker unit . It's normally cheaper and goes in place of your spider gears . You still retain your factory carrier . You could spend on a average $450.00 for a decent posi unit . The last locker I looked at was not quite $300.00 and definitely easier to install .
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Entirely possible, but I've never heard of anything like that before. I would think the brakes would be applied evenly to both wheels (rear) making the stationary wheel have more resistance to spin as well as the moving wheel. I dunno.
Since you have drum brakes in the rear, the effectiveness of this technique will depend on how closely the rear brakes are adjusted to each other. If you've ever driven anything with misadjusted drum brakes in the front, you'll know exactly what I mean.
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Since you have drum brakes in the rear, the effectiveness of this technique will depend on how closely the rear brakes are adjusted to each other. If you've ever driven anything with misadjusted drum brakes in the front, you'll know exactly what I mean.
Very true. my civic has new drums on one side and old ones on the other (rear brakes). The new side locks up a whole lot faster than the other.

Will look into lockers. That sounds like a pretty decent setup, as soon as it looks like im doing the one wheel peel just lock em and go. Any recommendations on brands or websites?
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