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PowerTrax is the leading manufacturer of traction adding differentials for the light truck, sport utility and performance street rod market.
Whether you want the smooth and quiet operation of the PowerTrax GRIP traction systems, our latest design achievement, or the excellent value of the Lock-Right or No-Slip drop in lockers, our motto is the same: MAXIMUM TRACTION!
What is a traction-adding differential?
A traction-adding differential provides engine power to the wheels with the most amount of traction. A stock/open differential provides engine power to the wheels with the least amount of resistance or the wheels with the least amount of traction.
Why do I need a PowerTrax® traction-adding differential?
PowerTrax traction adding differentials can enhance the performance of your vehicle in many ways. The PowerTrax Traction System and Lock-Right Locker will provide your light truck, sport utility, van, or performance car with maximum traction when you need it most. Whether you need the added traction for safety, recreation, work, or piece of mind, the PowerTrax line of traction-adding differentials is what you need.
What is the difference between the PowerTrax GRIP Traction System and the Lock-Right Locker?
While both products offer maximum traction, full wheel differentiation, and easy installation, each product has features and benefits that meet the needs of different customers. The PowerTrax GRIP Traction System uses SynTRAC technology and is the latest design in traction adding differentials. It provides the maximum traction of a locking differential combined with the smooth and quiet operation of a limited-slip device. The Lock-Right Locker is our original product line that offers extreme value in a traction-adding differential. The Lock-Right provides maximum traction, but a light clicking noise can be heard when turning as the Lock-Right gears allow for wheel differentiation. On some vehicles the engine noise will overcome the clicking noise. For additional details on the PowerTrax GRIP Traction System and the Lock-Right Locker, please see their corresponding web pages.
Can I install a PowerTrax GRIP Traction System or Lock-Right Locker myself?
In most vehicles, the PowerTrax GRIP Traction System and Lock-Right Locker can be installed by the home mechanic in just a few hours. Detailed instructions that are model specific are provided. Call or e-mail us if you have a question about your specific application.
What special tools and/or oils are required during installation?
The PowerTrax GRIP Traction System and Lock-Right Locker do not require special tools or oils for installation. In most cases, a wrench and screwdriver are all you need. No special oil additives are required because the units are all gear (no frictional clutches).
What kind of maintenance is required once a PowerTrax GRIP Traction System or Lock-Right Locker is installed in my vehicle?
We recommend you change the differential oil according to your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications.
Is a model offered for my vehicle?
We offer applications for a wide range of domestic and import vehicles. Please see our PowerTrax GRIP Traction System application chart or our Lock-Right locker application chart.
Can I install a Powertrax product in the front and rear of my 4 WD?
In most cases where an application is available, the answer is yes. However, we do not recommend installing a unit in the front differential if the vehicle has a full time 4 WD and is primarily used on the pavement.
Is the PowerTrax GRIP Traction System just for trucks/SUV’s, or can it be installed in a car?
Installing a PowerTrax GRIP Traction System in your performance street rod will give you spool performance when coming off the line, combined with full wheel differentiation when turning. Imagine two wheels gripping the pavement instead of one spinning effortlessly.
Do I need a stock/open differential case to install a PowerTrax product?
The PowerTrax GRIP Traction System can be installed in a wide range of stock/open and limited-slip differential cases. For specific applications, please see our application chart or contact us via. phone or e-mail. The Lock-Right locker can only be installed in stock/open differential cases.
How does a PowerTrax GRIP, No-Slip or Lock-Right locker affect the towing of my trailer?
The GRIP, No-Slip or Lock-Right locker will have no affect on the towing of your trailer on the road other than you will have more traction when you need it.
Can I tow my vehicle if it has a Powertrax GRIP Traction System or a No-Slip or Lock-Right Locker installed?
Yes. If the unit is installed in the rear differential, the Powertrax GRIP Traction System or a No-Slip or Lock-Right Locker will simply provide full wheel differentiation when turning. If the unit is installed in the front differential, we recommend unlocking the front wheel hubs and/or putting the transfer case in 2WD.
Does tire wear increase with a No-Slip Traction System or Lock-Right Locker installed?
No. The PowerTrax GRIP Traction System or a No-Slip or Lock-Right Locker provide full wheel differentiation when turning. Tire wear is minimized.
Will there be a decrease in gas mileage with the PowerTrax GRIP Traction System or a No-Slip or Lock-Right Locker installed in my vehicle?
No. The PowerTrax GRIP Traction System or a No-Slip or Lock-Right Locker will not have an effect on your “on the road” gas mileage. Off road, you could actually increase your mileage because it will take less effort to get through the loose traction conditions. With a standard open differential you will have to apply more power and get more wheel spin-up, thus using more gas.
What is the price of the PowerTrax GRIP Traction System or a No-Slip or Lock-Right Locker?
PowerTrax does not sell direct from its corporate offices. Please contact a local distributor or call us for a distributor near you. All our distributors offer competitive pricing.
Do you have applications for front wheel drive cars?
PowerTrax does not offer applications for front wheel drive passenger cars at this time.
The PowerTrax team is committed to Quality, Continual Improvement and Customer Satisfaction.
Our focus has always been on offering quality products that provide maximum traction, street-ability, and easy installation.
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