New Member need help

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by Rdyiirun, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Rdyiirun

    Rdyiirun New Member

    Hi all Just bought a 2010 Suburban and had a question. What is a automatic rear locked differential and how does that work. thanks in advance
  2. pmartin816

    pmartin816 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site. Cant really help with your question but I'm sure somebody on here can help.
  3. Stealth

    Stealth Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome! An automatic locking rear differential is just a limited slip. Chevrolet portrays it as a locker, but lockers are not automatic but are controlled from the cab. Limited slips lock when they feel a wheel slipping, and then they either connect both sides together or send the power to the wheel with traction. Hope this helps!
  4. Rdyiirun

    Rdyiirun New Member

  5. Jacqson

    Jacqson Rockstar 100 Posts

    Just to clarify, the G80 IS a locking differential, not a limited slip, albeit, not a great example of a locking diff, but it is a locking diff none the less.

    YouTube- How a Eaton G80 locker works
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2010

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