a year has passed since we installed a Powertrax
No-Slip in the rear axle of our 1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ. I've
received many emails from our readers inquiring about the long-term
performance of this popular new locker. Before I delve into the
installation of the new front locker, I'd like to share my answers
to some frequently asked questions regarding the Dana 35 model.
is the rear locker holding up?
I've uninstalled the Powertrax No-Slip three times since
it was initially installed over a year ago. There is no
noticable wear and the unit continues to function as it
is my long-term opinion of the rear locker?
I still feel the Powertrax No-Slip offers more bang per
buck than most of the other lockers available today. It
is not invisible on pavement, but it is relatively well-mannered
and very tolerable. It is an excellent choice for the avid
four-wheeler who might not be able to afford the high-cost
alternatives for his or her daily driver. I am very happy
with it, and I have abandoned the idea of eventually replacing
it with another model.
does the vehicle handle in the snow or ice with the rear
In the little snow or ice that I've encountered, the locker
has been tolerable. I have noticed some difficulty going
from stop to go on a slick patch of ice. The locked axle
will tend to wander, however, any automatic or full-time
locker is going to contribute to "loss of control"
in slippery conditions. Your experiences may vary.
I broken an axle shaft with the rear locker installed?
limited myself to 32" tires for such reasons. I do
not plan on upgrading.
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