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View Poll Results: what kind of (rear) differential do you have?

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  • open/conventional

    2 50.00%
  • factory G80 Eaton Gov-Lock

    1 25.00%
  • factory G85

    0 0%
  • Clutch/cone type limited slip

    0 0%
  • Geared limited slip

    0 0%
  • "Automatic" locker

    0 0%
  • selectable locker

    1 25.00%
  • spool/welded

    0 0%
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  1. #1

    Default differential traction aids

    After destroying my 10 bolt gov-bomb, I thought I'd post the question to see how many have it installed. While doing so, I decided to extend the poll to aftermarket traction aids as well. What kind do you have?

    Factory installed will list either a G80 or G85 in the RPO code list.
    '98 K1500 Suburban LS 5.7 L 4L60E NV246 ARB
    '92 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 4.0 L A4LD BW13-54 Trac-loc rear
    "My toys were the greasy cogs and springs and pistons that lay around all over the place, and these, I can promise you, were far more fun to play with than most of the plastic rubbish children are given nowadays." Danny in Roald Dahl's Danny The Champion of the World

  2. #2


    I have the gov bomb on the suburban and an open 14 bolt on my sierra. The bomb works great for me. It's a tank in the snow and the mud and I don't think I could go back to having just an open diff. As far as durability goes, We'll I think you've seen just how much abuse they will take before they blow.
    1999 GMC Sierra 2500 350 vortec
    1967 Jeep M725 ambulance 230 tornado
    1990 Cherokee Limited- 3 inch lift on 33's
    ...and every one of em has issues

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  3. #3


    I guess I should have allowed for multiple responses, so you could vote both. I manually added the vote for "open"

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