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Old 04-22-2011, 01:45 PM
drummerboy11 drummerboy11 is offline
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Question Rear Axel pull on '01

ok im new to this forum

i have a 2001 ranger edge, 4.0, side step and i want to know if my truck pulls with both rear wheels? and if it doesnt how can i change it without having to buy an expensive kit or whole axel?? i know for some trucks all you have to do is open the drum and put in a pin, will that work for my truck?
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: Rear Axel pull on '01

That was kind of hard to understand... S Texas.


I think what your asking is: does my truck have an open differential? A limited slip? Or a Locking differential?

Your truck MAY have a limited slip (option), most likely is open. Not a locking differential.


Open: Wheel with Least traction gets the power
Limited Slip: Wheel with least traction gets Most of the power (varies with clutch packs/ springs)
Locker: Both wheels completely locked 50/50 torque split.

For on road driving, and "most" of us, a limited slip is enough to help out on putting the power to the ground. That being said, I run a locker in both ends of my Jeep, and in my 2wd Ranger I welded the rear spider gears to each other to "lock" the rear end. I do NOT recommend this, This will mean I'm screwed if I ever need to pull them out for any reason (i'm ok with that, it's a $30 axle lol).

Cheap way to get a locker? IF you have an open carrier you can get an "insert" lunch-box locker that fits inside the stock open carrier for $200-$400, and you can do it yourself in the driveway in half an hr. If you have a limited slip your looking at buying a new whole carrier to get an actual locker, meaning $500-$1000+ pro install ($varies $200-$400)
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: Rear Axel pull on '01

Look to see what rear axle you have first

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drive...xle-codes.html<===CLICK

If it is open only one will spin if it is limited slip both will spin.
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