Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

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Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by rdcox23 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:34 pm

Both are mechanical LSDs (no clutches) and both have a similar warranty.

I have had good experiences with the Detroit Tru Tracs in the past, but am considering the Grip Pro for my new (to me) JKU.

Anybody have any experience with Powertrax products?

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Post by rdcox23 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:37 pm

Oh, and the Grip Pro is about $100 cheaper than the Detroit.
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Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by smccollamjr » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:54 pm

For the amount of money those cost, I'd probably go with the known brand for only $100 difference. That being said, I have no experience with either.
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Re: Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by Vec » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:02 pm

my Detroit in my D44 has been flawless since i put it in 2006... spend the extra $100
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Re: Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by highlandercj-7 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:52 am

Is this a Manual or Auto 2012 JKU? Rumor has it that if it is an auto you cannot put a locker in it or it will cause the trans to go into limp mode. To my knowledge there is no fix for this yet. I been waiting for it as I want to lock my 2012 JK's rear axle. The next question is, what axle are your looking to put it into? Front or rear?

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Post by EricsGreen98Tj » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:44 am

I had great luck with the TruTrac that I ran. Would run one again.
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Re: Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by rdcox23 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:43 am

highlandercj-7 wrote:Is this a Manual or Auto 2012 JKU? Rumor has it that if it is an auto you cannot put a locker in it or it will cause the trans to go into limp mode. To my knowledge there is no fix for this yet. I been waiting for it as I want to lock my 2012 JK's rear axle. The next question is, what axle are your looking to put it into? Front or rear?
Was actually looking at putting it into both axles. I don't want a full locker. I had a 2007 with Tru Tracs in both axles and it went everywhere I wanted it to go.

Where are you getting your information on it putting the transmission into limp mode?
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Post by highlandercj-7 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:52 am

Here's one story:

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/modified- ... issue.html
Another guy wrote :
I love a good mechanical locker... I have a 2013 MOAB JKU and have a yukon grizzly locker in the rear. You will randomly get a limp mode problem with these lockers when the wheel speed sensors don't read what they should when cornering. The main problem seems to be coasting when turning the wheel more than 180* while coasting or under light throttle. I would say in the 15k miles since installing it and I have only had the limp mode a dozen times and a simple cycle of the ignition is all it takes to cure it.

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Post by highlandercj-7 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:54 am

Also a friend has this one for sale dirt cheap:

http://novajeepers.net/index.php?topic=25054.15

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Re: Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by rdcox23 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:58 am

highlandercj-7 wrote:Here's one story:

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/modified- ... issue.html
Another guy wrote :
I love a good mechanical locker... I have a 2013 MOAB JKU and have a yukon grizzly locker in the rear. You will randomly get a limp mode problem with these lockers when the wheel speed sensors don't read what they should when cornering. The main problem seems to be coasting when turning the wheel more than 180* while coasting or under light throttle. I would say in the 15k miles since installing it and I have only had the limp mode a dozen times and a simple cycle of the ignition is all it takes to cure it.
The Yukon Grizzly is a full locker though. I'm talking Detroit Tru Trac, which is an aggressive LSD, but not a full locker.

And yes, that is a sweet deal on a Yukon Grizzly. If I were interested in a full locker, I would be all over that.
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Re: Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by SLADE » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:11 pm

I've been happy with the Truetracs. No experience with the other.
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Re: Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by Black2000TJ » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:25 pm

My understanding is that the true trac will not cause the limp mode issue since it's still technically a limited slip,, but the standard Detroit locker will in some situations..
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Re: Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by SLADE » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:45 am

The Truetracs are very comfortable on the street. I wouldn't expect any issues with them on an auto.

I ran them front and rear on my 13 (manual though) without issue summer or winter. The one for the front 30 will go in my wife's 14 auto when it gets the 4.56 gears.
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Re: Powertrax Grip Pro versus Detroit Tru Trac?

Post by rdcox23 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:44 pm

Detroit Tru Tracs are installed front and rear, along with 4.56 gears.

Had them about a week and am very pleased.
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Who did your gears?
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