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Old 10-11-2010, 07:31 PM
wintermute wintermute is offline
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Default 4x4 Front diff = rear diff?

I have a 8.8" 4.10 LSD rear axle (R7), would I have the same up front? Obviously the ratio would match, but would the front be limited-slip as well?
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:14 AM
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I have a 8.8" 4.10 LSD rear axle (R7), would I have the same up front? Obviously the ratio would match, but would the front be limited-slip as well?
no, the front is different. its a dana 35 with an open diff.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:34 AM
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Default Re: 4x4 Front diff = rear diff?

I had a qeustion about experiencing a knocking sound when in 4hi, in tight turns 2007 ranger 4.0. Is this normal or do i have a problem? If anyone can relate to this id like to know. Thanks
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:41 AM
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Default Re: 4x4 Front diff = rear diff?

is it on dry pavement?

if not you could have a cv problem
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 Front diff = rear diff?

Hi
It does make the knocking sound on dry pavement. I have to try it offroad conditons but ive yet to do so.Is knocking sounds normal when driven 4 hi on dry pavement on tight turns?
Thanks for the reply
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 Front diff = rear diff?

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Hi
It does make the knocking sound on dry pavement. I have to try it offroad conditons but ive yet to do so.Is knocking sounds normal when driven 4 hi on dry pavement on tight turns?
Thanks for the reply
yes, ur killing ur gears when in 4hi on the pavement. thats a no no. ur gunna break ur front axle
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 Front diff = rear diff?

Good to know about the open D35 up front. I guess it's not used frequently enough vs. the total produced to put a front Limited Slip in at the factory.
If I find that I want to use the 4x4 aspect a lot, I might investigate an upgrade.

On a side note…it's seeping enough at the input to sling oil to the frame – I'll need to pick up a shop manual and check that out for my 50,000 mile service.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:19 PM
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yes, ur killing ur gears when in 4hi on the pavement. thats a no no. ur gunna break ur front axle
X10000 4x4+ dry pavement = bad news. youre just asking for broken drivetrain parts.
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-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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Old 10-24-2010, 07:54 AM
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Default Re: 4x4 Front diff = rear diff?

So 4wd should only be used offroad conditions? That knocking sound would go away driving in the snow and ice? Thanks
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:01 AM
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So 4wd should only be used offroad conditions? That knocking sound would go away driving in the snow and ice? Thanks

yes offroad/ winter conditions only. take it offroad and put it in 4wd and see if it makes the clunking still. if you have your owners manual you should read it. it explains when to use and not use your 4x4 and will explain how it will act while in 4x4.
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-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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