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Old 12-17-2011
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Icon5 Limited Slip 8.8 Question

I'm looking at buying a new l/s off of ford racing website. Is $215 too much? Anybody know where I could get it cheaper.

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...rtKeyField=221

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Do you have an open diff now? Why are you looking into a limited slip?
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Do you have an open diff now? Why are you looking into a limited slip?
It is open and why not have an l/s. It makes the winter that much more fun
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It is open and why not have an l/s. It makes the winter that much more fun
I just meant what purpose you wanted it for, off-road...etc. L/S isn't bad but I hated its unpredictability. But if it's fun you wanna have you probably can't go wrong with that l/s or a lunchbox locker.
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Lock rite or the no slip is the best bet. The l/s like said about is unpredictable.
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Alright. Is it cheaper?
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A bit more expensive I believe...the $300-$400 range
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Old 12-18-2011
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Oh I might just stick with the l/s. I found a new ford racing one for $185 shipped.
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Lock rite or the no slip is the best bet.
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I've got the No-Slip and love it.

It functions the same as the Lock-Right...but has better "on-road manners" which you have to pay more for (an extra $80-100). It performs quieter and has better road manners for street usage.

Gotta pay to play!
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going from open to L/S you won't be disappointed.

my l/s with 70k miles on it now has never failed to put power to both wheels when I need it.
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I found a new one for $200. A diff cover for $130, install will cost me $100 and $15 for fluid.
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Not bad at all
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No but I just blew $280 on a tuner and have a mystery coolant leak lol
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my L/S always powered both wheels. I had one when i bought the truck stock in the 7.5 and then when i bought an open 8.8 i bought the ford racing one for 190 from summit and it was really easy to install. I broke a shim when i was putting it back in but thank god my friend works at ford and had a bucket of them so we found one the same size

3.0, 7.5, 33x12.5 and it still ripped 2 wheel everywhere. this picture below was done after the dunes coming home because my tires got ruined anyway
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Oh nice I wont be doing it on dry pavement but snowy roads will be a blast.
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Dont forget to add the extra money (or time) into setting up the pinion depth, contact pattern and backlash when installing it. Odds are it will not be a direct bolt in. You'll need to install it, and measure contact pattern and backlash to see if it is correct. If it is not, youll need to buy a shim kit to change the pinion and/or carrier shims
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Dont forget to add the extra money (or time) into setting up the pinion depth, contact pattern and backlash when installing it. Odds are it will not be a direct bolt in. You'll need to install it, and measure contact pattern and backlash to see if it is correct. If it is not, youll need to buy a shim kit to change the pinion and/or carrier shims
Yup thats the $100 for install. A buddy of mine works at the local ford dealer ship. He said he'd check everything, when its installed.
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my truck had an open diff so i bought a posi carrier off ebay for like $65 and i also ordered the 03-04 cobra carbon clutch set for it ($110). im only running 32's and have sheared two rear u joints because it hasnt slipped.
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