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Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: hadtomer] #1026508 04/18/11 03:47 AM
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I live in Ohio in the USA, when the road are iced in winter, the sporty's with the stock with out lsd or possie you slide, I only have a 2wd wish it was a 4x4 but even with that it might still only have 1 wheel in rear grabbing the road, your locker must be nic, thumbs up to you my friend <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: bombardj1] #1026509 04/18/11 04:20 AM
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10X friend. Actually-if you are living in ohio-or any other snowy place for that matter than life with the locking diff might be a bit hard. as time passes im getting more and more used to it-and i can say that off road its really great but on tarmac it has its disadvantages. you can feel it on tight bends (like on a junction), especially if you are doing more than 30 KPH (about 20 MPH)- the outer rear wheel "wants" to spin faster and that will result in really rough noises and a loud bang from the rear diff- i checked with the factory -they said thats the way it should work and that it will smooth out in time. i know for a fact that all my friends who have an automatic locker on their suzuki and toyota have the same "side effects". i guess that in the snow you dont want that to happen to you cause the sudden loss of traction on the rear will cause a nasty drift (cool) and you might spin out (uncool).

Last edited by hadtomer; 04/18/11 05:03 AM.

2001 sporty. 4 inch lift+ body lift-front lovlells coils+extended forks. reat tj. monroe shocks. full skid plate, auxilary fan. external oil cooler. maxxis 8060 235/75 R15 tires on american racing wheels. trackfinder rear diff lock.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3948684/2001-kia-sportage
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: hadtomer] #1026510 04/18/11 04:40 AM
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I have had my sporty put me into a 90* slide to the left a few times in snow and ice, a little <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> , and it put me into the other lane, if a car or truck would have been come from the other direction I would have been t-boned, this 1 place if on coming traffic would have been coming I would have taken the sporty off a embankment so that other would have not been hurt, if I could come across a LSD rear diff total I would get it. then just use my diff for parts. did you replace the bearings


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Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: bombardj1] #1026511 04/18/11 05:09 AM
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in order to install the locker i had to take my LSD out and to install a regular open diff- actually its quite common here and can be bought at any breakers yard-cause we only had the sporty with LSD. id be glad to send mine -its just sitting in a box in the garage-but its really heavy and shipment will be really expensive. as for the bearings-as you can see in the pictures and video- both were replaced.


2001 sporty. 4 inch lift+ body lift-front lovlells coils+extended forks. reat tj. monroe shocks. full skid plate, auxilary fan. external oil cooler. maxxis 8060 235/75 R15 tires on american racing wheels. trackfinder rear diff lock.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3948684/2001-kia-sportage
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: hadtomer] #1026512 04/22/11 04:31 PM
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I got my limited slip installed last Friday, drove about 230 miles on it so far with no problems. A week from today I will be in Moab on the Golden Spike trail, I can't wait for the the golden crack and the golden stair case. I have been told there is someone in the group that takes videos so I hope it makes youtube. I will post that and pics when I get back.
Any one wanting to try the locker I have an extra open dif, PM me if interested.

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: DennisThompson] #1026513 04/22/11 05:37 PM
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logansportage Offline
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Dennis,

I still have my rear open diff too. However, I'm going to keep my hands on it just in case these lockers somehow make it stateside for a reasonable price. Then I can load it in and be ready to go. I want one for the front mainly, but I'd take one for the rear too because my factory LSD in the rear is about worn out.

Which LSD did you put in? You can PM me.

I wish I were going with you to MOAB. I wanted to do Golden Spike when we went the first time as the KIA group. You have to do Gold Bar or Poison Spider Mesa first to get to Golden Spike. Then either turn around and come back the same way, or continue on and hit the other one on the way out. It takes all day to do this route, so make sure you take plenty of food and water.

Have lots of fun and please post on how you like the LSD compared to the open diff you had last time.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: logansportage] #1026514 04/23/11 06:14 AM
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DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I got a front and rear third member out of the wrecking yard and put the LS in that one so that is the open dif I have extra, I am keeping my original one just in case the lockers make it here. My extra front one is also waiting for when I find a front locker. I put a factory Kia LS slip in but I shimed the springs to tighten it up a bit.
I think we are going throug poison spider, golden spike and gold bar rim in that order. My boy is going again to take pics so I should have plenty to post.

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: DennisThompson] #1026515 04/25/11 08:18 PM
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logansportage Offline
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Dennis,

Where did you get the factory LS? Pic n Pull? How did you shim the springs? Maybe I can pull my third and do the same because they don't make the rebuild kit anymore.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: logansportage] #1026516 04/26/11 12:53 AM
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I got the LS from Everet, I'm not sure where he got it. To shim it I used a tapered bolt and ran it through the holes in the plate that the springs seat up to, I got washers that would fit over the indents that hold the springs in place, then I used locktight on a nut to hold the washer in. After that I used a Dremmel to round the nut so the spring would fit over and I ground the head of the bolt flush with the plate so it would not catch on the clutches. I'm not sure how much better than stock it will be but with one tire in the air, the other on the ground and the trans in nutural I could almost get a full 75lb torque on the lugs. I wish I would have taken pics but when I get working I just forget.

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: DennisThompson] #1026517 04/29/11 07:28 PM
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logansportage Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Dennis,

Thanks. Let us know how it handles when you get back from Moab.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler
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