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Old 03-29-2005
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Got my limited slip installed...

on Saturday. This really is a mod I'd recommend for anyone. No more spinning one wheel when I take a corner quickly, just smooth power application. It makes my truck actually feel a little less powerful because I don't chirp the tires nearly as much when I'm driving aggressively, but I'm sure a trip to the track will prove that my truck is getting along quicker now with more traction. I don't know how hard I'm going to be able to launch this thing without blowing it up now!
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nice, waiting on the layin rubber burn out photos...
two stripes no waiting
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I actually haven't even tried it.. I don't know how much patch 154hp will be able to lay!
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Very nice...

You can probably remove near future: limited slip from your sig now
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Sweet deal. How much did it cost you if you dont mind me asking. I took a little hard launch with my stock 7.5 and 3:75 or whatever gears and umm... lets say they self destructed. So I'm looking at getting a 4:10 ls and maybe an 8.8 and trying to get ideas on cost. Thanks...
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awesome man... i love your new avatar too b d
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I got thats in my truck when i got it...
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Sweet deal. How much did it cost you if you dont mind me asking. I took a little hard launch with my stock 7.5 and 3:75 or whatever gears and umm... lets say they self destructed. So I'm looking at getting a 4:10 ls and maybe an 8.8 and trying to get ideas on cost. Thanks...
Well I went the bargain basement route the whole way;

I bought the diff for $40 used from a friend's fox mustang (he upgraded to 31 spline), got the clutch rebuild kit at Ford employee cost of around $44, and paid a Ford tech $200 under the table to install it, including new bearings, sythetic fluid, etc.

So I have just shy of $300 in the whole thing, which seems like a great deal compared to the going rate (the part is around $80 on ebay, clutch kit $50+, labor would have been over $300 at consumer rate, dunno how much bearing are (I'd guess around $10 each for Motorcraft parts) and the synthetic fluid is around $15/qt.

As for cost of upgrading a 7.5 to an 8.8LS, talk to Q (pickupman92), hes in the process of upgrading his 92 Ranger to 8.8LS with an Explorer axle, it involves getting new mounts welded on.
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LS is a great upgrade. I thought my off road package had it. I was mistaken tho. I never crawled under to look. If I ever blow this rear up I will definitely go for a LS.
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Yeah I'm very happy with it. I sort of miss hearing that one tire squeal when I drive angry, though.
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Iam glad man i know the feeling!!
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