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1:i have been told that a trick to make the clutches grab harder is to put only HALF the additive in so its enough not to tear the clutches up but allows for less slip. Is this true?
2:for someone who has tried, when my new T-loc diff gets here . i am going to do a clutch rebuild kit but i wanted to know if i will be able to put an extra clutch in?
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I have to ask: What exactly are you planning to do with the car?

Street driven only?
Track only (drag racing)?
Track only (circle/roadcourse)?
Some combo of the above?

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Unless you know exactly what you're doing in a rear end, I wouldn't suggest playing around inside. Anything out of spec (and the tolerances are VERY tight) and you'll have a noisy differential that could have abnormal gear wear.

No offense, but from the sound of things you might want to have someone help you in the event you tear it apart.

Friction modifier is specified to be added in a certain amount because that certain amount allows for optimal friction in the clutches. If your traction-lok rear end spins one tire with the correct amount friction modifier, the clutch packs are already shot and need a rebuild.

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I can tell you this. We ALWAYS use the GM 1052358 posi additive no matter what brand vehicle. Reason? It is superior and we've had issues with other manufacturer's additives. Mostly learned this from past 4 wheeling, mud-trucking days when we were really hard on differential clutches. It comes in a 4 oz container.

And yes, the additive is to allow more slip and less "chatter". If you used less additive, you run a greater risk of chatter. But if your rear end is turning wonderful after just adding 2 oz, I would run it!


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I have to ask: What exactly are you planning to do with the car?

Street driven only?
Track only (drag racing)?
Track only (circle/roadcourse)?
Some combo of the above?
Mostly street driven but im may do some scca solo races here and there, but mostly street

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I can tell you this. We ALWAYS use the GM 1052358 posi additive no matter what brand vehicle. Reason? It is superior and we've had issues with other manufacturer's additives. Mostly learned this from past 4 wheeling, mud-trucking days when we were really hard on differential clutches. It comes in a 4 oz container.

And yes, the additive is to allow more slip and less "chatter". If you used less additive, you run a greater risk of chatter. But if your rear end is turning wonderful after just adding 2 oz, I would run it!

Well if i can get away with putting less additive in and have it not hurt the clutches. i can deal with some chatter....im young haha.

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I have never tried the Delco stuff. On my last rear, I used a bottle of lucas oil stabilizer and both tires seemed to spin (this makes it go sideways easier) on every hard shift and burnout with no clutch chatter on turns.

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