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Old 05-20-2011
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Axle swap, LS to Open

So the gears in my old rear end were shot. I bought a brand new used rear end. Until a couple days ago, I never knew my old rear end was a limited slip; I always thought it was an open differential. I hadn't even looked at the little metal tag up until 2 days ago when I pulled out the entire thing. My new rear end is an open diff.

I am currently in the process of getting the new rear end in, just a few things left to do. My question is, will I feel a difference while driving going from a limited slip to an open?

1996 Ford Ranger STX, 4x4, 4.0L, excab, automatic, power everything. 8.8 28 spline 3.73, K&N FIPK, Expo center console, Mustang dome light w/ LEDs, 2" skyjacker coils
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On a regular road you won't feel the difference. You would notice it if you were stuck or trying to do a burnout.
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