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Hey guys, my 04 4.0 4x4 has an open rear end (I hate it) and I was wondering if you have any reccomendations on the best place to get a new stock limited slip? I dont do a lot of serious wheeling so I dont really want a locker. I'm mostly looking for something that will help me get going a little better in the snow and rain and I am thinking the stock L/S will be best for me. Any reccomendations on where to get one? Also, my truck has 90k on it so I am thinking of getting new bearings ect, for the rear end since its going to be apart anyways. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
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order one from summit/ford racing
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Summit has a great price on them. Or check ranger/mustang forums for them used or rebuilt or sometimes new.
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Thanks guys, I think I will check summit!
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Hmm, It looks like for some reason summit only has the 31 spline one right now. I will have to do some more checking
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Hmm, It looks like for some reason summit only has the 31 spline one right now. I will have to do some more checking
Ford Racing M-4204-F288 - Ford Racing Traction-Lok Differentials - Overview - SummitRacing.com

you do have an 8.8 right?
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Wow, Im not sure how I missed that. Yeah I do have an 8.8, and thats what I needed. Thanks man.
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Or you could get a detroit true-trac limited slip that is gear driven, with no clutches to wear out. More expensive but a better long term option.
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Or you could get a detroit true-trac limited slip that is gear driven, with no clutches to wear out. More expensive but a better long term option.
He speaks the truth!!!.
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but expense is surely a factor, when he said he doesn't want to go locker, as it's not going to be put to much use, i don't even think he needs a torsen, just regular l/s, if it's an 8.8, mustang 5L's should fit, and they are EVERYWHERE esp jy... (sadly said, as i own one)
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but expense is surely a factor, when he said he doesn't want to go locker, as it's not going to be put to much use, i don't even think he needs a torsen, just regular l/s, if it's an 8.8, mustang 5L's should fit, and they are EVERYWHERE esp jy... (sadly said, as i own one)
no one has mentioned Torsen he doesnt even have a 31 spline axle why are you bringing it up? most JY LS need to be rebuilt might as well just get a whole new carrier
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Hey guys, my 04 4.0 4x4 has an open rear end (I hate it) and I was wondering if you have any reccomendations on the best place to get a new stock limited slip? I dont do a lot of serious wheeling so I dont really want a locker. I'm mostly looking for something that will help me get going a little better in the snow and rain and I am thinking the stock L/S will be best for me. Any reccomendations on where to get one? Also, my truck has 90k on it so I am thinking of getting new bearings ect, for the rear end since its going to be apart anyways. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
Are you certain that your diff is "open"? I thought that all the 4 liter Rangers came stock with the l/s diff.
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Are you certain that your diff is "open"? I thought that all the 4 liter Rangers came stock with the l/s diff.
no LS was an option not all 4.0L came with them
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you can get a clutch pack kit for the stock l/s for like $50, and it's pretty easy to install yourself.

x2 on the tru-trac. if I was gonna spend money for a new unit, it wouldn't be on a factory style l/s
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no one has mentioned Torsen he doesnt even have a 31 spline axle why are you bringing it up? most JY LS need to be rebuilt might as well just get a whole new carrier
easy... it was just a suggestion...
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yep i second and third the detroit true trac
the second best to the ARB AIR LOCKER.

when it comes to differential carrier stoutness ( do not be cheap )
pay the extra money and get a tough and quality product
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