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hm... yeah i have the 5 speed, i was thinking about detroit lockers
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Then i would probably look into getting a 3-4" lift for your truck and a limited slip or lock-rite in the rear of your truck. If you run some 31's on top of all of that, i think you will be pleasantly surprised. just my .02
just for rough dirt roads easy trails i would keep it 2wd get a locker,lift some good tires and that's all you need
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Check out this thread, its all about diffs: https://www.ranger-forums.com/f37/ne...l-guide-92734/

A good limited slip or a selectable locker would probably be your best bet. Auto lockers like the Powertrax and the Detroit tend to be a bit harsh with a 5-speed. I had to go through that whole thinking session a few months ago, now im waiting on doing an Eaton E-locker when i get the dough...but thats going to be a wile. lol
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Lock right, or powertrax lock right is the locker from the youtube video i posted. they are awesome for automatics, and not so great for stick shifts. If you are a stick shift, a couple rides to local junk yards could turn up a 7.5" or 8.8" rear end with the stock limited slip already installed for the tune of $200 or less in most cases. the nice part about picking up the axle is that while it is out you can easily put in a better set of gears and get it all painted up and set up for your truck, and then install it.

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POWERTRAX® EXTREME TRACTION SYSTEMS
yeah too bad you are in oregon i got a 8.8 ls for sale although the gears is 3.27
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yeah, i think that limited will do everything i want it to do, but if i can get an electronic locker it would be better
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