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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 3:30 PM Thread Starter
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Auburn limited slip

Any of you guys using one of these ??

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Using one in my 10 bolt, no complaints so far, have 11k miles on it.

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If you are thinking of buying one I'd like to recommend using something else. The Auburn is probably the worst differential available.


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Some people will just have to learn the hard way.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 6:50 PM Thread Starter
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If you are thinking of buying one I'd like to recommend using something else. The Auburn is probably the worst differential available.
Hmmmm ..... ok ..... I am also considering an Eaton Truetrac ....

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Eaton TrueTrac....this is a beast of a different color....well thought out, very few problems noted..would be an excellent choice in MHO
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Re: Auburn limited slip

I need to retract my former statement.. Looked back at my thread, running an Eaton diff. Not many options for the 8.2". Sorry for the misinformation.

Ran an auburn in a S10, never really had posi..

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Re: Auburn limited slip

Kurt, I have the truetrack in my 87 Monte Carlo SS.This is a prostreet car, 548 big block & 4L80E,Ford 9" with 4:56 gears with a truetrack setup. I had an auburn in it prior and it only lasted about 4000 miles.I'm running mickey thompson pro-street rubber approx. 15x32,hooks pretty good at the track and drives nice on the street.My first set-up was a Detroit locker,boy was that an adventure to drive on the street.I recommend the truetrack,very good all around and strong also. Good luck, Tom..
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Strange claims their S-Trac is stronger than the tru-trac.

Just in case anyone is looking at a S60.
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Which rear end do you have?


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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 9:05 PM Thread Starter
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Which rear end do you have?

An open 3.7....... 12 bolt ....

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Then you have a lot of choices. The Eaton Posi, Eaton Truetrac, Yukon Dura Grip, Detroit Locker and several others. No need to drop all the way down to an Auburn.
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my auburn lasted about 400-miles and 9-passes down the track
it exploded in my 12bolt

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Little tidbit of info for anyone unaware.

GM put Truetracs in Z28s for a good while. They had a normal duty truetrac, then a type R for the SS camaros. S10 guys were buying up the takeout truetracs from SLP when they replaced them with the "R" version when turning them into SS. I bought and used 2, they work very well unless you're running autocross.

They use helical gears instead of springs/clutches. Nothing to immediately wear out and positive axle engagement like a locker.
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GM used the Torsen, not the Truetrac. It's basically the same thing, just a different company. SLP also used the Torsen.


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