Last post on Feb 09, 2010 at 12:18 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon
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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Truck
#12 of 14 Re: Locking Differential [fas]
Jan 19, 2010 (2:23 pm)
Just a bit of info for you. Your service manager needs to do better home work and better research. This is way better than a "posi trac". It is a true locker that uses a clutch setup to lock up when the rear senses slippage from one wheel. I have a 2005 with the same rear end, and it has not given me any trouble. I sell these trucks for my living, so I do know what I am talking about.
#13 of 14 Re: locking rear / differential [srthomsen]
Jan 19, 2010 (2:32 pm)
Actually the comment about the reduced power availability to the engine has nothing to do with the Diff. That is the traction control unit, and if your truck has the traction control it can be turned off via the switch on the dash above the radio. As for two strips of rubber, you are right in some situations. If you were to be on flat pavement it would have nothing to do with it, but if you were to encounter, lets say a curb, and both wheels kept laying down rubber, then that would be the locker locking up. Let me clarify that a bit, if just one wheel contacts the curb, thus changing the number of rotations that one wheel makes in relation to the other, because the wheel going over the curb is actually traveling further than the one on the flat pavement, the situation I have described happens.
#14 of 14 Re: G-80 Locker [greenjeanz]
Feb 09, 2010 (12:18 pm)
would that go in my 06 canyon? its rear wheel drive with an open differential. i go down lots of nasty dirt roads