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Re: What to try next

Postby AstroWill » December 28th 2020, 5:35am

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Definitely look happy that it's done. So you are going with a clutch type limited slip in the front. Are you going with the same style for the rear or something different?


I see in another post you are rebuilding a G-80 locker for the rear :)

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Re: What to try next

Postby Mmusicman » December 28th 2020, 1:12pm

Rod's Trucks wrote:I am not sure I would want G-80's front and rear.

Why not?

Seems to me the G80 would be the PERFECT solution to the front.
No drag on turns.. completely open, only engages if one wheel spins.
Otherwise, the front drive-train operates normally.

I just didn't know it could be fit to the front.
If this works.. I want one too. :D
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Re: What to try next

Postby tungtide [OP] » December 28th 2020, 2:34pm

Looks like I need some clarity. It is my understanding that Jeff is going to build a mechanical G- 80 style locker in the front differential. That is what I want. No binding or hassle at all in normal operation. No clutches no special lube as stated no hassle. I was in a situation on a muddy hill the other day, I could clearly see that only the right front was turning, while both rears were spinning. My intention is to have both fronts turning when needed then auto shut off just like the rear G- 8- does. I welcome all input. Due to the season I have elected to leave Jeff alone until after the first. My job now is to clean up the core and prepare it for shipping. That core has 296000 miles on it. I am going to ask Jeff to inspect and re-build any needed parts. What it might need I do not know.
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Re: What to try next

Postby dcsleeper » December 28th 2020, 4:09pm

If I understand him correctly, it is a friction biased LS like an Auburn, not a locker like the gov lock. That doesn't make sense, but that's what I saw in earlier links.
There is no gov lock made for the small (tiny) front diff we have.

G80 means anything other than an open diff. It does not mean a particular type or style of diff.
When G80 is called out for an Astro, it is a gov lock. In a Camaro, it's a Torsen.
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Re: What to try next

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Re: What to try next

Postby AstroWill » January 4th 2021, 6:10pm

Hey Ken, yes they can be a bear to get off of there and you should remove it. If you can, borrow the proper tool from your LAPS to remove it. They are a lot stronger and will pull that apart easier.

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