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Question posi lockers?

is there any way to put posi on a 95 lx with a v6 becuse it rlly doesent have that much power and i dont like limited slip
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yeah really easy. switch out the rear pumpkin to one with a track lock
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is there any way to put posi on a 95 lx with a v6 becuse it rlly doesent have that much power and i dont like limited slip
AFAIK, Posi lockers are just a different name for limited slip, track lock, etc..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_slip_differential

But if you have an open (i.e. conventional) differential then as kpthefatty said. Simple swap.

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is there any way to put posi on a 95 lx with a v6 becuse it rlly doesent have that much power and i dont like limited slip
Hello

Sorry GM parts will not fit in our Fords.

There are many Trac-lok's available.
What size pumpkin do you have? 7.5 or 8.8
With the V-6na, I would say 7.5


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is there any way to put posi on a 95 lx with a v6 becuse it rlly doesent have that much power and i dont like limited slip
Ok. You mean either a spool or a locker then? There's choices for the 8.8 rear....but very few that would include the correct 28 splined sides for IRS shafts.

What's wrong with limited slip for your app?

The Trak Lok is "limited slip"....as is any other manufacturers version of the carrier (Sure Grip, Twin Grip, Positraction, etc.) that uses spring loaded cones or clutches to engage both axles evenly while driving straight and allow slippage for turning.

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If you want a posi, tub the car and put the most worthless rearend ever built in it, a GM 10 bolt......Easy to find from s-10's
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is there any way to put posi on a 95 lx with a v6 becuse it rlly doesent have that much power and i dont like limited slip
If you don't like limited slip diffs, why do you want to put one in the car?

As already pointed out, PosiTrak was a GM trademark for their limited slip diff. TrakLok (TrakLock?) was the Ford brand for their design. Both limited slip.

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I wanna jump on the bandwagon here

I hate when people say they wanna put posi rearend in these cars... How did GM positraction get branded the general term for a limited Slip differential? Like Kleenex and such... Bugs the hell out of me.

As others have asked... What's wrong with the Limited Slip differential ford uses? A lot of people race with them with no issue. For a DD I would say stick with the limited slip. If I ever blow up my trac lok I'm going to put a detroit tru track in mine.

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I hate when people say they wanna put posi rearend in these cars... How did GM positraction get branded the general term for a limited Slip differential? Like Kleenex and such... Bugs the hell out of me.


Ooo! Oooo! I can answer that!


"Posi" in this sense could easily mean "positive traction" - what GM shortened to get "Positraction" to get.

Which is what a limited slip differential gets you, right?

Do I get the gold star for this one?

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ok then,its the same thing(one way*forward*locking differental) what ever trem you use 94 Thunderbird XX, yes that is what im looking for"The Trak Lok is "limited slip"....as is any other manufacturers version of the carrier (Sure Grip, Twin Grip, Positraction, etc.) that uses spring loaded cones or clutches to engage both axles evenly while driving straight and allow slippage for turning"thank you
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It isn't one way. It works in reverse too :P.

So what are you asking. You said you don't like limited slip. So does this mean you want a full locker rearend that doesn't give you that slip or corners? I'm so confused on what you are looking for here.

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So what are you asking. You said you don't like limited slip. So does this mean you want a full locker rearend that doesn't give you that slip or corners? I'm so confused on what you are looking for here.
tehsilver95lx, I can tell you straight that you will not be happy with a spool on the street for your Daily Driver. The locker will be pretty harsh too, but more tolerable than the spool.

Seriously......there's nothing wrong with the TL. They work fine. And you can turn corners without worrying.

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Haters? seriously?

You want to ruin your tires go ahead, you can brag to your chevy buddies about your N/A 3.8 thunderbird with a spool

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Haters? seriously?

You want to ruin your tires go ahead, you can brag to your chevy buddies about your N/A 3.8 thunderbird with a spool
Ruining tires is easy enough to get over. Is ruining halfshafts and related components worth it? On a street car?

Come on, nobody's being a "hater". You asked, and we're trying to help you. You are, of course, under your own free will to do whatever you want.

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tech: don't over tighten the diff cover bolts....
Personal experience? Strip the threads or crack the housing? Fess up.....

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k you guys are right

the hater thing was my bad but i felt like ppl were talking down to me but srry
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the hater thing was my bad but i felt like ppl were talking down to me but srry
It's probably gonna seem like that until you learn more stuff. Nothing to get bent about; I think 90% or better of the regulars here mean well and really do want you to have the right information, or at least want to help you find it for yourself.

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Hello

Sorry GM parts will not fit in our Fords.

There are many Trac-lok's available.
What size pumpkin do you have? 7.5 or 8.8
With the V-6na, I would say 7.5

Exactly what I was going to post...

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k now that I've done my research i'm puting a Detroit locker in my 7.5(28 spline) rear end but on summit it says it's for the aerostar,ranger,and explorer im guessing all rear independent axles are the same so could i just put the locker in because its the sane 7.5(28 spline) rear axle as the other cars listed? help would be apprecated thanks ppl
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