I'm not impressed with the "live axle" setup on my '02 ranger.
I've always had locking hubs on my 4x4 vehicles, this is my first ford.
I'm getting alot of noise and vibration from my front end, I think the front diff is shot.
I've got alot of play in my front driveshaft, and suspect this is where my vibration is coming from, due to all the play in my front diff. I don't go offroad very often, i mainly use 4x4 when we get snow, or the roads are icy.
I would like to convert my front end to a locking system so I can unlock my hubs. I don't like the idea of spinning my front end at 85 mph when running down the highway, seems like a waste of gas to me.