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Old 03-21-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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Need help deciding what to buy, about to buy a rear and not sure what to get. Car has a trex cam and bolt ons. around 420-430 through a 6 speed. its a dd, not a track car by anymeans, just a mean street car I take to the track once in a WHILE!

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6 speed + locker = not good. Ever considered a wavetrac? Can't beat a lifetime warranty.
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wavetrac is like an $800 option. Ouch
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wavetrac is like an $800 option. Ouch
$800 gets you the best differential on the market and 100% lifetime warranty though. It's pretty amazing technology.
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If my truetrac goes out im goin for the wavetrack but soo far the truetrac works well
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i went with a billet clutch posi in my 9" im hoping i like it. If not ill save up for the wavetrac.
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for your setup i'll go with wavetrac
it's really sooth Drivable for DD
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yeah i think I am going to go with a Wavetrack. I beat the hell out of my cars and a good warrenty will go a long way with me LOL.

I plan to have my built ls3, rebuild T56 and Rear end good and warrentied LOL.

I dont know much about the wavetrac I have just heard its the way to go for mostly street cars

Im just having a hard time deciding on a rear end gear ratio
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The Wavetrac is a great set up but we have had very good luck with our Billet clutch posi and the trutrac differential in our fabricated rear end builds. As far as gear it all depends on what your goals are, power adder and if a power adder what kind.
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6 speed + locker = not good.
Why is this not a good combo?
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A locker gives the driveline excessive play, you can rotate the driveshaft a quarter of a turn each way. This play can cause the transmission to grind shifting gears at part throttle rpm. Wide open throttle shifts won't be a problem. This problem doesn't occur in every manual transmission car, but it can be a problem. Bob
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One of our test cars is owned by the guy that welds up all our customers housings, and suspension items and he stated he would rather have a spool in his 6-speed car over a Detroit locker if we was going to use his car for testing other items this year.

We most likely will be using his car to test the Strange unit again this summer how ever.
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Need help deciding what to buy, about to buy a rear and not sure what to get. Car has a trex cam and bolt ons. around 420-430 through a 6 speed. its a dd, not a track car by anymeans, just a mean street car I take to the track once in a WHILE!

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Thanks for the order Ray, I appreciate it! Bob
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I have detroit lockers and recently did an m6 swap and call me crazy but i noticed it less now.. I was very surprised.
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I got to ask. What kind of rear are u getting? I hope a 9in. Midwest Chassis are NICE. For a street car the trutrac is all you will ever need. They work well and take a beating. If you want to launch at the red line on slicks and dead hook, there may be a problem in a manual. My friend when through a few trutracs and then got a Wavetrac and broke that. They replaced it and he has not tested the new design yet.
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