Is the G80 a good locker?

02/05/2020 Off By admin

Is the G80 a good locker?

Speaking from personal experience, the G80 works well at providing the extra traction needed to get through sticky situations. There’s been plenty of times the G80 in my personal vehicle has saved me from calling for a tow. The only real downside is the Eaton’s somewhat clunky operation at high-rpm engagement.

Is the G80 a Detroit Locker?

The Eaton ( G80, also known as the Gov-Loc is a true automatic locker, not a limited-slip differential. It has been an available option on GM trucks for decades.

Is G80 limited slip?

With both rear wheels rotating at the same speed, this provides better traction than a conventional limited-slip differential. Unlike high-tech electronic lockers, the G80 differential detects wheel slip through some flyweight-type governor. This action causes both rear axle shafts to rotate at the same speed.

How does G80 locker work?

With technology by Eaton, the G80 performs as an open differential until excessive slip in one wheel automatically triggers the locking mechanism, ensuring the rear wheels turn at the same speed. When the G80 detects excessive wheel slip, a flyweight-type governor engages.

Can a Detroit Locker wear out?

Like any moving part, an Eaton Detroit Locker can wear out over time.

Are locking differentials worth it?

Four-wheel drive vehicles that drive off-road often use a locking differential to keep from getting stuck when driving on loose, muddy, or rocky terrain. Locking differentials are considered essential equipment for serious off-road driving.

Is a G80 a locker or posi?

Fyi-The G80 is a Eaton Locker and is not a posi. Posi is a term used for Posi-Traction. A term used back in the muscle car era to mean a limited slip differential. A limited slip differentials is normally installed in cars.

Is the locking differential on a GMC G80 still working?

Click to expand… Sexually identifies as a shopping cart. Click to expand… I beat on my NBS daily with a G80 and 33’s for 5 years and it stood up as well as the G80 in my old OBS diesel that got beat. Both high milers. My 01 has 180K and my G80 still works, but like kids-at-711 it’s clunking and I don’t expect it to last much longer.

How many miles does a GMC G80 have?

Click to expand… It’s an 05 extended cab that looks pretty much like it just rolled off the showroom floor. Not even scratched in the box. Price to be negotiated. Less than 60k miles. I’ve read the G80 is pretty durable when not abused but I will do a little more research.

What happens if you break the tire on a G80?

I’d do your research with the G80 before deciding, breaking the tires loose can cause it to grenade inside of the pumpkin. On ice, that’s definitely a concern.

Is the Chevy Silverado 2WD with the G80?

I found a nice, older, low mileage Silverado for sale that is 2WD with the G80. Hoping to find the experiences of others to either persuade me or dissuade me from buying it. Click to expand…