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Old 03-15-2018, 12:44 AM   #1
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Question Improving traction / Traction Concepts LSD (?)

First: Hi. I'm new here. I have a regular cab 1997 Nissan Pickup XE 4WD with 140k miles on the KA24E.

Second: Yes, I've searched. 0 results.

My door sticker axle code is HG46, which apparently indicates an H233[b] rear axle, which I've read is paired with a R180 front axle. I've confirmed that both are open diffs. I'm interested in improving my traction on both street and trail - but I am not trying to build a crawler.

There seems to be pretty limited availability of lockers/LSDs for these differentials. From what I've read, I think I could pull the OEM LSD out of a V6 SE Hardbody for the common H233 rear axle, however I could find no options for the front diff, until now.

I've come across these kits from "Traction Concepts":
The prices are significantly cheaper than even a well-used OEM LSD...

My question: Does anyone have any experience with this company/product? Is there a reason why these are so unheard of? I have a feeling that if they were any good, they'd be decently popular... at least more popular than netting zero search results on a Hardbody-specific forum like this.

I've spent a couple of weeks reading as much as I can about doing an LSD install or axle swap on these trucks, but have never heard of these guys. Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on the situation.

As an aside, if you think there's a better-value route to getting offroad traction (I already have KO2's), those opinions would be welcome too.

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Old 03-15-2018, 12:45 AM   #2
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:17 PM   #3
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I hope someone knows about this because i would be interested as well. You can look for an LSD in pathfinders as well as some XE 4WD trucks. mine is an xe and has a factory limited slip.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:13 AM   #4
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I'm not familiar with that brand. I'd recommend grabbing a factory LSD from a junk yard. Probably doesn't matter if its from a KA truck or a V6 truck since you already have a H233. Usually the trucks have a sticker on the diff if they have LSD.
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I've never heard of them. you can take a LSD 3rd member from a pathy or hb that is equipped with a HG axle code. you could find a v6 pathy or hb with HG axle code and grab the r200 in the front and install that.
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