I'm trying to gather information for when I do the numerous upgrades to my truck. I have searched for answers to the following questions, but I haven't gotten specific answers to the questions I have.
I'm looking for a little more traction. I don't do any hardcore off-roading where I have a wheel off the ground or anything where an LSD wouldn't suffice.
This thread pertains to the Ford Trac-Lok differential for the 28 spline 8.8" ring gear axle.
From the pictures I've seen this is an entire carrier that replaces the factory open carrier (if equipped), correct? If it is an entire carrier, regardless of what gears are installed, the backlash MUST be set, correct?
Can the tone/exciter ring for ABS be installed on the differential as well? I'd like to retain that feature if I can. I don't see why not because many factory Rangers came equipped with the Trac-Lok.
Also, would it be worth it to get the upgraded clutch/springs to make it stronger?
And finally, what can I expect to pay for install? Rough estimate.
2002 Explorer Sport 4x4 | 4.0L SOHC V6
Long AAL | Torsion Crank | 32s & 15x8s