EATON G80 LOCKER Demonstration Video (Chevrolet Silverado)
Showing the EATON G80 locking differential working in a variety of
situations (mud, snow, wet pavement) and giving a brief description about
it and its use in the beginning of the video.
*I state in the video this is designed to be a LOW SPEED traction device.
How ever in the video you'll see me spooling up the tires quite a bit. It
isn't recommended to put this unit through that type of abuse, an LSD is
better suited for that. But this came in the truck when I bought it and it
works, and I just like having fun with my gear and pushing it to its limit.
I am fully aware of the consequences in terms of catastrophic differential
Hope you find this video helpful!
Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 4.8L V8
Tires: BF Goodrich Winter Slalom KSI
Go Fast have Fun
Limited Slip Differential Fail!
This is just a couple of clips showing my Super Duty doing a little
2-wheeling. One front tire and one back tire receive the engine power
despite an OEM rear limited slip differential.
Challenger MT900 Burnout
The video is showing prepping tires for Nebraska Tests. These tractors are
tested at the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab on a concrete track. New Tires
provide inconsistant results during the tests. As part of the preparation
for these tests, the tires need to be heated to cure them. In addition, the
tread bars on the tires are worn down to about 60% of new height. For more
info on the tests, go to http://tractortestlab.unl.edu/
This a MT965B Tractor (approx $350,000) being prepped for testing. The
entire video was about 12 minutes before editing. The tractor weighs about
60,000 and has 12 tires mounted. The tires are 18 inches wide with 50 inch
rims. They cost about $1500 each. The test cart behind it is weighted to
about 98,000 lbs and can stop a 750 HP tractor dead in its tracks. It is
used to measure drawbar pull.
G80 Locking Differential
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Check out the G-80 locking differential allowing the plow truck to climb a
slick hill in 2WD!
Detroit True Trac Test
Video testing two dodge rams. The red one without a Detroit TrueTrac, and
the black Dodge Ram with Detroit TrueTracs front and rear.
Rear end shake on a Chevy Colorado Z71 with a G80 locking diff
This is a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado 2LT Crew Cab 4wd with a G80 locking
differential. It has 98,000 miles and I bought it used so I don't know
anymore about it's history. It appears stock, including riding on the stock
When turning left there is a distinct shaking and rattling in the rear.
Turning right does not induce the problem. It is present upon taking off
from a stop and also when driving down the road and taking a left and turn
that is sharp enough to cause a little body roll. The shake is present when
accelerating and when off the throttle.
At first I thought the noise was the tailgate or tonneau cover, but I
greased the tailgate and removed the cover and the noise is still there.
I'm now leaning towards the differential being the problem. Nothing appears
loose and jumping up and down in the bed or on the bumper does not produce
the noise, the truck has to be moving. The shocks actually appear to be in
My next step is to replace the fluid in the differential and to inspect the
inside. If anyone else has had this issue and has a potential fix please
let me know. I'll come back and update once I find the issue so others can
Colorado in a Mud Trench @ Mettowee Off-Road Extreme Park
I try to get through a mud trench at Mettowee Off-Road Extreme Park. I'm
glad I didn't make it through the last part. Looking at what happened to
the lifted F350 with 49" tires, I woulda buried my truck. Who thinks I'll
need a strap?
Mettowee Mud Boggers Club, LLC.
The nation's premier Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon website and forum.
this demonstration shows the Eaton G80's advantages in rough terrain