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The 33" max is no longer applicable.

I emailed Eaton about this for the 35's on my Bronco and they said it would be fine.

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The 33" max is no longer applicable.

I emailed Eaton about this for the 35's on my Bronco and they said it would be fine.
Cool, I wonder if it would hold up to my truck with the new updates, BB, 35s, stick and all. I would rather have a LSD up front but I an afraid I would break it.
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Cool, I wonder if it would hold up to my truck with the new updates, BB, 35s, stick and all. I would rather have a LSD up front but I an afraid I would break it.
Not unless you are trying to do 4wd burn outs on asphalt.
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Not unless you are trying to do 4wd burn outs on asphalt.
Yup I am, childish yes but what else do you do with a big block and a stick LOL. I definetly plan on going to the strip with it and see what it'll do, maybe high 9s.
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Yup I am, childish yes but what else do you do with a big block and a stick LOL. I definetly plan on going to the strip with it and see what it'll do, maybe high 9s.
Better plan on Detroit's at both ends at least. Better hope that front Detroit doesn't lock or you will not be able to steer. Or just stay in 2wd if that what you want to do. With a trutrac in the front using it like you are wishing to will end up with you chasing it back and forth across the track. End up slapping both walls.

Only truly safe way to do what you want is with an open diff in the front.
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i been trying to read their literature for the truetrac. i cant find anything saying what its rated for other than its suppose to be the strongest part of the axle. not sure if that means it would survive in a highly modified axle like a 9" or if it mean stronger than anything in a stock axle with it

i really wish i could do Truetrac in my semi-floating 10.25"
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i been trying to read their literature for the truetrac. i cant find anything saying what its rated for other than its suppose to be the strongest part of the axle. not sure if that means it would survive in a highly modified axle like a 9" or if it mean stronger than anything in a stock axle with it

i really wish i could do Truetrac in my semi-floating 10.25"
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Did you try to buy? They list them for 12.25 & 10.5
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Did you try to buy? They list them for 12.25 & 10.5
Here is one!
http://completeoffroad.com/i-123267-...ine-axles.html
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I'll plug for the detroit locker!
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they dont work for semi-floating because of the c-clips. full floating only. i emailed them and they said no. no companies make anything that works for semi floating 10.25". and theres no c-clip eliminators for the 10.25 either
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I guess you talked to the wrong guy?
My first axle was a 10.25 with c-clip eliminator kit and ended up as a semi float. It was a good setup , but I came on a bargain racing 9" and did the swap. Last I heard the guy who bought my 10.25 is still beating on it after 10 years. I installed an ARB in that axle and do not know if a Trutrac will work?
Did you know that Ford used a semi float as OEM on some trucks?
Keep looking to find the parts you need. And for sure talk to the shops that are building off road axles in order to get real world info.
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I guess you talked to the wrong guy?
My first axle was a 10.25 with c-clip eliminator kit and ended up as a semi float. It was a good setup , but I came on a bargain racing 9" and did the swap. Last I heard the guy who bought my 10.25 is still beating on it after 10 years. I installed an ARB in that axle and do not know if a Trutrac will work?
Did you know that Ford used a semi float as OEM on some trucks?
Keep looking to find the parts you need. And for sure talk to the shops that are building off road axles in order to get real world info.
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i have emailed every company that makes limited slip for ther 10.25" and all say the same thing. they do not make anything for c-clip 10.25" since there is no way to put the c-clips in

i have emailed Moser and Strange and they will not make a c-clip eliminator for it. who made the eliminator kit for yours?

i know some 10.25 came factory c-clip. but there very rare cause only some light duty f-250 used them. my 90 F250 has a c-clip 10.25 and the axle and i used a c-clip axle from a 97 F250 for my 5-lug conversion.
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I have the Detroit in the rear axle and the TrueTrac in the front axle of my Bronco and I really like them both.

If primarily used on the road with occasional off road, TrueTrac all the way.

That said, my Detroit is not all that objectionable on the street once you are familiar with its manners.

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I love my Detroit lockers, even before they came out with the new Soft Lock version.
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I have a Trutrac in my '03 Lightning. Been in there for about a 100k miles and still works great. And yeah, it gets beat on too.
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Yup I am, childish yes but what else do you do with a big block and a stick LOL. I definetly plan on going to the strip with it and see what it'll do, maybe high 9s.
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Better plan on Detroit's at both ends at least. Better hope that front Detroit doesn't lock or you will not be able to steer. Or just stay in 2wd if that what you want to do. With a trutrac in the front using it like you are wishing to will end up with you chasing it back and forth across the track. End up slapping both walls.

Only truly safe way to do what you want is with an open diff in the front.
Sorry for the old bump but this is a subject I'm researching and I need more info.
I'm planning for a '96 build.
It'll be 80% street.
15% off road.
And 5% street/strip fun, scaring Mustangs.

The TrueLoc looks like the way for me to go, for the stock rear.
But the front is where I'm having trouble, since I'm new to 4x4.

Are you suggesting that a TrueLoc in the front could potentially cause me issues if I'm on the street, pedal to the metal, and maybe even getting into the twisty roads a little bit?

Why would it cause any issues if I don't have 4WD high or low engaged?
I'm honestly a clueless newbie on this subject, so please don't flame me.
Talk to me like a child. That will work better.
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Unless you are hardcore rock crawling, go with the trutrac. It shouldn’t give you any quirks on the street
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If you have manually locking hubs what you have up front is irrelevant until the hubs are locked. If you are running it on a drag track with the hubs locked you are going straight your steering will be minimally affected. A LS is more forgiving than a Detroit. If you are only off roading 15% of the time which one is cheaper.

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Trutrac's Front and back. They take a beating
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