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I'm changing the gear ratio in my '67 Chevy C20 pickup and was wondering if I should go ahead and put an lsd in while I'm at it?

It's a dana 60 and the last time it rained I kept spinning one wheel at stops and turns. Not a heavy right foot, just tall skinny tires and an empty bed.

Anyway, I've never had a truck with one so I thought I'd ask for opinions.

Thanks!
 

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If you have to buy it new it probably wouldn't be worth it unless you go off road and or have the coin. If you can scrounge one up on cl for a deal then absolutely worth it. Here in the Midwest salt belt thousands of used ones. I was in Sacramento last month and was surprised to see the lack of parts I am accustomed to seeing here.
I on the other hand do have a lead foot. .
 

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There are lots of kinds of lockers, some are less expensive, called 'lunch box lockers' , depends a lot on how much one goes off road, too.

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I plan on very little off road.

I have a chance to get a Power Lok, which was the factory option for these trucks for $250, which seems like a pretty good deal...
 

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A locker in a rear axle would prove not to have good manners. A limited slip differential, oth, is a beneficial thing to have. Probably worth the 250. When driving in snow or rain, keep in mind that if you break traction, you have broken traction on the wheel with the most traction and that can land you in a ditch quickly. (Ask me how I know lol) but at least the LSD will help get you out

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put it in. i have gone from open diff to hydrtrac .where i used to get stuck on wet grass i can now stop and start off . this is in a ford falcon ute
 

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I wouldn't want a truck without it.
I second that....but being able to steer with the throttle is a requirement to me in a vehicle,me and the Wife's Camry don't get along well at all all of my driving reflexes get the wrong results in a front wheel drive:nuke:
 

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Excellent! Good info, thanks guys, I went ahead and bought the lsd.

Now to put it in...
 

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Here is a pic. I just bolted my new 4.10 ring gear to it and am about to press on a new bearing.

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Here is a pic. I just bolted my new 4.10 ring gear to it and am about to press on a new bearing.

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Hope that it isn't a Type 3 with a 4.10 gear! For a 4.10 gear you either need a thick cut ring gear with a Type 3, or a Type 4 carrier.

Have you checked the clutches? If I read right you were looking to buy used. Power-lok is a good limited slip but, the clutches are wear items. Also depending on how you install the clutches and plates it will change the starting bias of the limited slip.
 
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