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whats the difference between a "detroit locker" and a "traction-lock"?
 

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A locker is more like a spool keeps both axles turning at the same time even around corners uses gears. track loc will lock both axles for traction bot will allow you to turn a corner easier. uses clutches
 

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Detroit Locker is a positive engagement, "ratcheting" type rear. It "ratchets" to allow wheel slippage for corners. Very strong, can be noisy.

Traction Loc uses clutch plates, which can wear over time and slip too much. Not a strong, since the cover is thinner, but trouble-free and quieter for many street applications.
 

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so is a traction lock the same as positraction?
 

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"Posi" or "Positraction" is a Brand X trade name, kind of like Kleenex is to tissue. The "Posi" name has become synonymous with 2 wheel traction systems.

Both Lockers and Trac-Loc's are considered to be "Posi" systems. It's just that a Locker is MUCH stronger than a Trac-Loc.
 
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