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locking differential

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by matthew5olson, May 25, 2009.

  1. May 25, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    matthew5olson

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    This may have been covered already but I could not find it. If I made my locking differential so it worked in 2 wheel drive how fast can I go. It makes sense that there is no speed limit that would be dangerous to my differential. Any thoughts?. Anybody who has modded theirs and drove fast with it.
    I just thought it would be something nice to have for those couple times when your at a stoplight and the guy next to you in a ford ranger thinks he's got the better truck. Would this really help at all in a drag race anyway? I do have a stick so I can spin the tires real good (not sure how much the autos can, never owned an auto truck).
     
  2. May 25, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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  3. May 25, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    It's not really clear to me that mod. Do we have to add a switch somewhere to turn it on/off besides the relay? Or is it always on? (locked):confused:
     
  4. May 25, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    IDK I looked on other forums and I think mine is different (1st gen) I just have to ground one of my wires aparently. It looks like 2nd gens have to buy some relay or something.
     
  5. May 25, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    I did the mod to mine with teh relay and it works great . Been to the track with it and running like 9.40 in the 1/8 with it . Ive done at least 90 with no problems . Only problem i had at the track is i still blew the tires away at the line after doing a burnout and then had nothing but wheel hop for like the first 60 ft or so . Thats cause im supercharged.
     
  6. May 25, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    monte1985 what track was that. I would like to try a few 1/4 mile runs but have no Idea where to go. How much of a difference do you notice off the line with your diff locked.
     
  7. May 25, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    Sorry man didn't realize you had the first gen. I think there is a way to do it but don't hold me to it.
     
  8. May 25, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    There is and its actually easier, no parts to buy just one wire to ground
     
  9. May 25, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    Thought so, glad you found what you needed.
     
  10. May 25, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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