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Old 08-04-2008
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ooh! Torsens gonna have a LS for the "ranger" dana 35??? sweet!

yeah, I was thinking that, damn it now I need an on board compressor. lol

BTW, did you get all those scratches out?
they all washed out, looks like it has never been offroad. Minor cleacoat damage was concealed with wax, and you can't tell.
Wheels took the most beating, but don't look bad at all cleaned up.
How about yours, it was a little hard to see on white, but I think you got some scratches on your clear. Didn't go through the paint did it?
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ooh! Torsens gonna have a LS for the "ranger" dana 35??? sweet!
This has been discussed many times. Its very doubtful that Torsen will ever come out with the unit. There were a lot of rumors saying summer 07, then summer 08. The latest rumor I heard was that production wasn't likely because the demand wasn't high enough to justify the cost to manufacture. Read up about it on ORR, there is a guy over there that works for Torsen.


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Anyway, i have one more concern. The guys on Pirate4x4.com insist that putting a locker in the front will break stuff. They are telling me that the front axle isnt strong enough to handle a locking diff. Of course, these guys dont own Rangers, but they seem fairly knowledgeable.

I think Im just gonna do the e-locker in the rear and leave the front alone for now. hopefully someday there will be LS for the ranger dana 35...
A front locker will break things, IF you are very hard on your truck. What size tires will you be running? The ones you have now? I've got 35s and I've romped on mine pretty hard and I broke some brackets and whatnot but the diff and CVs held up, surprisingly. You must also remember that the guys over on Pirate know what they're talking about, but keep in mind most of them are very hardcore when it comes to wheelin, and when you are that hard on your rig things are bound to break.
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Old 08-05-2008
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they all washed out, looks like it has never been offroad. Minor cleacoat damage was concealed with wax, and you can't tell.
Wheels took the most beating, but don't look bad at all cleaned up.
How about yours, it was a little hard to see on white, but I think you got some scratches on your clear. Didn't go through the paint did it?
Yeah I got a pretty big scratch on the right side, but it doesnt really show up on the white unless you really look close. Thats why i have white, scratches dont show up as much.
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if torsen ever comes out with the l/s for the front diff i will be first in line before any of you guys. Period.

I just dont see them comming out with it.

And as for a locker up front in icy/snowy conditions... GFL (good ****ing luck)...
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And as for a locker up front in icy/snowy conditions... GFL (good ****ing luck)...
Meh, everyone told me the same thing about the rear locker but I love it.
Either way, it should be amusing for sure! Should be interesting
Have you driven a truck with a front locker in the snow?
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