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Old 05-08-2005, 05:00 AM
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Remember that limited slip is just what it says, limited but not eliminated. I suppose specs are different for different sized units but basically they slip at about 250-275 ft./lbs. of torque when they are new and degenerate with wear. You should do a search on the different types to get a better understanding. In addition to the cheapo limited slips there is the Torsen-Gleason type, the Auburn, the Detroit locker and several others. The T/G is probably one of the toughest and a favorite of off road 4x4 enthusiests. If you plan to run welded/blocked spiders or any kind of spool, then you should put a straight line on your axles and pull them regularly for inspection. I don't want my family in the oncoming lane when you snap an axle.
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