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Old 09-24-2004, 07:25 PM
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Try driving a "all wheel drive" on a slick side hill and enjoy the slide to the bottom. A one legger will walk right along. !!
HuH!!! My AWD Astro can climb like a bugger. I never get stuck in it.

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Old 09-24-2004, 07:55 PM
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I didnt read all the posts as one guy almost wrote a book here, but one thing I wanted to add is that with the detroit lockers you can use a heavier oil which helps eliminate some of the sound. The problem is that anything that has clutches is not going to last too long.

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A posi will last a good life on the street as long as it isn't abused, and when it does wear out you can always rebuild it
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:37 PM
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GM also made a sort of combination locker/posi at one point, I think it is called an Adlock or something like that. I got one out of a Syclone and put it in my V8 Sonoma. It is a normal looking posi with the clutch stack and all. It also has a weighted thing that spins when the wheels go different speeds. If their rotational speeds are too different this thing slips a cog into a toothed wheel and locks the 2 axels together. Then, when the vehicle speed gets faster (I don't know how fast, but maybe 30 MPH) the cog unlocks again and you go merrily along.

It looks crazy complicated and I bet it will cost a ton of $$$ if I ever break it.

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Old 10-01-2004, 01:03 AM
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what kind of rear end should i put on my 65 plymouth fury then? i want it to pull on the takeoff nicely, but i don't like the idea of it getting hard to steer in corners since it's already really big and lunky.
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:44 PM
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The "hard to steer" comments are probably true...especially for these guys who drive a lot in ice and snow. But you know what, almost all performance cars come with some sort of posi rear end.

I think you should install a posi (eton happens to be my fav, but to each his own) and just have fun.

Hey...you want to live forever??

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Old 10-01-2004, 07:18 PM
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I think a limited slip would be nice, because it would balance out the two rear wheels when burning rubber and such
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And the back tires wear at the same rate.
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Old 10-02-2004, 05:58 PM
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better donuts, better burnouts, makes ya happy
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Old 10-03-2004, 03:37 PM
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I'm, with belair.. If you get better burnouts and smoke shows.... And you don't like those one tire fires, then go posi. I could take my mustang with possi up big hills in the winter, I just had to do it backwards . Tirs pull the car up instead of pushing.. try it, It works like a hot dam

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You can make one tire fires look good.

You just have to try harder.
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^hahaha

No doubt.
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Old 10-04-2004, 09:18 PM
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How expensive would positraction be for a '73 Malibu with a 700r4 innit?
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Old 10-05-2004, 09:26 AM
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The 700R4 has no effect on the cost of the posi. What does make a difference is which rear end you have and whether or not you will do the work yourself. You can get parts prices from places like Summit, Jegs or eBay. If you are having a shop do the work you will need to find out if they want you to purchase parts through them.

This is not a job for the faint of heart or the short of pocket change! You might do better to see if you can find a posi- in a junk yard that can be modified for your Malibu.

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Old 10-05-2004, 05:19 PM
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as far as 4wheelin goes everybody knows that limited slips go where open diffs can't even think about, so, since i have an open set in my truck (79 running gear) i was gonna Lincolnize it. i knew they were "alittle worse" in the snow, but i want to go up steep logging roads in the snow with a cliff on one side, and i dont want to slide off the road. the snow here in WA is completely different from the snow in Cali/lake tahoe area. it's wet and slippery like snot. tough to even walk on. would a lincoln locker make my truck want to slide down hill as bad as a regular posi unit?
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Old 10-05-2004, 06:14 PM
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Cascade Cement!! I used to live in Tacoma...remember it well. It's more like a slurpee that you let sit for a while.

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