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I just had a No-Slip locker installed in my '02 regular-cab five-speed. The truck is otherwise stock except for 31" MT/Rs. I have quick-disconnects for the antisway bar, but usually have them off because most of my driving is around town. But I've noticed on the highway that the truck seems to lean/sway less with the locker, like the truck is better "planted" or something. Is it all in my head, or does the locker have that sort of effect?

Also, I've noticed that the tranny's synchros seem to be a little confused with the new locker -- sometimes when I upshift, there's a hint of a "catch." Does anyone else running an automatic rear locker and manual trans experience that?
 

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Hey there!

I think that there is some stability offered by having the No-Slip in the back. Since the rear tires determine where the vehicle will go, having both rear axles should inherently balance the work done by each tire and guide the vehicle in a straighter path. It makes sense to me, anyways.

I see you are in Layton; I'm in Ogden. Are you involved in the local TTORA chapter?
We have a run tomorrow, going to Little Moab and possibly Rattlesnake trail, all south of Lehi. Meeting at 10AM at the Smith's at the Lehi crossroads.

Come on out, and if you don't want to wheel, you can always ride along!
 

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JBL13 said:
Also, I've noticed that the tranny's synchros seem to be a little confused with the new locker -- sometimes when I upshift, there's a hint of a "catch." Does anyone else running an automatic rear locker and manual trans experience that?
Yeah, I get the same thing. Thats due to the backlash and ratcheting of the locker. When you shift, you are releasing the torque on the locker and it unlocks. You then have a momentary decelleration before you reach the next gear and accellerate again. The tranny synchros dont like this resistance and thats what causes your synchros to mesh slightly during shifting. You'll get used to it after a while.
 

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Thanks for the invitation. I joined the Utah chapter awhile back, but never got around to going on runs/events and so was evidently given the boot. My truck was pictured on the site at one time. I will go to an event sometime; Little Moab looks fun.

Unfortunately, my 'wheeling time tomorrow will be relatively limited. I'm going to go up by the B in Bountiful for a bit.
 

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Yeah, I get the same thing. Thats due to the backlash and ratcheting of the locker. When you shift, you are releasing the torque on the locker and it unlocks. You then have a momentary decelleration before you reach the next gear and accellerate again. The tranny synchros dont like this resistance and thats what causes your synchros to mesh slightly during shifting. You'll get used to it after a while.

Does it put any extra wear on them? By running a locker like that am I gonna wear out my tranny faster?
 

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Well, check the board at ut-ttora.com and find out about upcoming runs. There will be pictures of all the escapades so you can make your own judgements about the characters you'd be getting involved with, LOL!
 

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I was saying characters in a good way! As in great characters, the best! We have a great bunch of people in the club!
 
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