In the good ol' muscle car days, the Mopar version of limited slip was called Sure Grip.Dodgerjack said:Ya got that right about Posi-Traction being a GM brand, like Ford is Traction-Lok, but is Limited Slip a Chrysler trade name or a generic term? I guess maybe they don't have a tricky brand name like Super-Grabber or whatever...?
Whoa there, not quite. There are definitely differences between limited slip differential designs. The clutch type transfer torque to the wheel with traction through clutches, and are limited in how much they transfer by the resistance of the clutches.Its all the same thing, its just a different name for a different design, they all operate under the EXACT same principle.
That makes it much more clear. In very general terms, you might say that the goal of limited slip differentials is the same--transferring torque to the wheel with traction when one wheel starts to slip, while still allowing the outside wheel to travel faster than the inside one around curves in normal driving. However, your statements that I quoted directly (I don't think they were misquoted) was that "they all operate under the EXACT same principle" and that the "end result was the same". I thought that needed clarification, because even if YOU know that there are vast differences between the way "limited slip" is achieved, as well as differences in the resulting performance, someone reading those statements COULD get the impression that there are no differences. I think "operating principle" usually refers to HOW something works, not the general definition of what it does, and I wanted to make it clear that limited slip differentials work different ways and give different results depending on their basic design (or what I would call their "operating principle.")...those are all limited slip diffs, when turning one side is being allowed to slip via various means, clutch packs, racheting gears, bevel/cone type etc. All these are your general OEM posi's. When turning they are allowed to slip when poor traction results they lock up, very simple, these are the "operating principles" I was refering to.
Well the rear end I rebuilt just recently and the few that I have looked at do not have reliefs machined in the carrier that will allow you to get a bearing puller behind the race to pull them off with out damaging them. I will stand corrected that if there has been provisions machined into the carrier to remove a bearing yes you can get them off.GregZ said:You actually can remove the bearings without damaging them, it just requires the proper tools.