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Old 01-19-2012, 07:22 PM
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Default Open diff. To limited slip?! Help

Im tryin to upgrade from my shitty open differential to limitedslip/locker
i have a 8.8 open diff 31 spline with 4.10 gears..
can anyone tell me if this would work?
http://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-3...arbondisc.html

also, has anyone else upgraded to lsd or a locker how did they do it and is it difficult to install something like this? any help is apreciated thanks!!
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:27 PM
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for that price I would look for an explorer 8.8 with disc!
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: Open diff. To limited slip?! Help

to swap the whole axle? id rather just drop a lsd in to save the work, what would be the best way to go about this also the cheapest?
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: Open diff. To limited slip?! Help

unless you did a rear axle swap to a level II axle or explorer axle. you have a 8.8 28 spline.

you can get the same version of that carrier in 28 spline. or get a lunch box locker.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Open diff. To limited slip?! Help

It would be cheaper just to swap the whole rear end. With swapping the rear end, you don't have to set the gears up with shims and stuff since its already done. I got my 8.8 4.10 with L/S for $120.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:44 PM
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my axle code is 97, i thought that was 31 spline? anyways do you know how much i can plan on spending to get limited slip in my truck
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:45 PM
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Its not just drop it in. You have to remove the axles, then pull the pig, pull the pinion. Then re-install (setup) the gears. Youd be money ahead to buy another axle. Even if not an explorer.
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that sucks because itd be a little hard to find the axle with 4.10s and lsd, id like to stay with my axle but sounds like itd be costing me tons
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my axle code is 97, i thought that was 31 spline? anyways do you know how much i can plan on spending to get limited slip in my truck
28.

only rangers that came with The 31-spline 8.8-inch axle came only with the 2002 FX4 and 2003-up FX4 Level II and more recently was a separate option in the last couple years. also 4.56 geared axles '99-up are 31-spline

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that sucks because itd be a little hard to find the axle with 4.10s and lsd, id like to stay with my axle but sounds like itd be costing me tons
go to the JY and pull a ranger LS carrier. buy the $99 rebuild ford kit from Summit. rebuild it. put it in and set up the gears.... done.
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thanks for the help guys
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Old thread I know, but...

I had purchased a 94 reg cab 2WD 2.3, but was too weak.
Sold it, then got lucky and found another locally.

It's a 94 4x4 supercab (aka extend cab) with a 4.0.
I looked at the rear and front dif tab/label and apparently
it has DANA 35 with 3L73 88.
Which of course means it came with a LSD 3.73 ratio 8.8 standard.

Now are these hard to find or was this standard with the larger 4.0 V6?

I think this would be a good swap if you can live with the ratio and drum brakes.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: Open diff. To limited slip?! Help

I'm not clear what you are asking. The front axle is a Dana 35. The rear axle would be a Ford 8.8"

If the truck has an LSD, it would just be in the rear axle. You could order them that way and some models came from the factory like that. Many came with just open differentials as well. My '11 has an open rear axle, which I mean to rectify.

According to the torsen web site, the same LSD can be installed in the front as well but, like I said, they never came from the factory with an LSD in the front and it was never an order-able option.
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