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Old 04-09-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Rear tire issue

I have a 96 v6 and I was noticing the other day that only one tire spins...I tried doing a burnout and looked at my tread marks to realize only one tire spun. My car does seem a little slow for a v6, is it possible I'm only getting power to one tire not both? And if so what's wrong with it! Thanks!
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Doesn't have a posi rear
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What is that?
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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Yeah you just have a regular oped differential like the v6's do. It doesn't have anything to do with the power of your car but a limited slip or "posi" differential will lock both your tires to together in the event that one tire spins out. It helps a lot with wet weather and two wheeled burn outs. Plus it gives you a better launch when you drop your clutch.
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Need to get a tlock or a locker. Or you can go the cheap route and weld the differential and it'll be like a locker but makes it a bit more annoying to drive cause the wheels in the rear will constantly be spinning even around a corner. Go with a tlock if you don't want that
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Yeah get a limited slip or "tloc". Do not do a spool(or wield your diff)! Unless you're only gonna run straight drags. The spool will wear you tires out 10 times sooner and will cause you axle problems if you drive around town.
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Oh ok thanks a lot guys!!
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Re: Rear tire issue

yup you have whats called an open differential. That means that power goes through the rear end to the path of least resistance. Its usually the passenger side tire. With a tlok unit both tires get equal power.

Another way to tell is to jack up the car an turn the tires if you turn one and the other turns the opp direction I believe thats an open diff if its the same direction that has a locker of some sort~ its one or the other I forget.
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So would I be able to change it easily so I can get power to both wheels? Or is that a bad idea?
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If you have a large good set of tools and you're confident then go for it. Some guys have a shop do it because they don't wanna deal with it but it would be good do do either way. I'm gettin an auburn limited slip ASAP
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So would I be able to change it easily so I can get power to both wheels? Or is that a bad idea?
Have to make sure you get all the shims correct. Also make sure that the ring and pinion mesh together evenly. Use something to mark the ring and run it around and check where the pattern is in the ring gear. Make sure it's not too deep and not too shallow.
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Setting backlash isn't something I recommend for someone that doesn't have experience with gears. Mess it up and it could whine, or worse. I would have a shop install a set of 3.73's and do the tlok at the same time as it shouldn't add to the cost of labor. You'd be much happier with those gears.

My buddy went with 4.10's and tlok in his 01 5-speed sixxer and holy crap! I'm sure it sucks for the highway, but he stays in town anyway.
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