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So I reckon if a LS is okay for driving on sand mud and basic stuff... Ill go that route because I do more street driving than anything... I just want more traction when I need it
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I wasnt trying to be an *** im just saying its a huge difference going from an open diff to a limited slip
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Not sure if they do make on for our trucks front diff. or not. I never looked it up, if I started looking for one I'd of ended up spending money I didn't need to spend.
No they don't make one, and they quit making one for the 28 spline 8.8. I was able to find one in stock, but that was a while ago. I believe they still have one for the 31 spline 8.8.
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LSD is not so awesome offroad I dont care who you are lol. I watched 2 people with LSDs try a hill they couldn't do, that my truck crawled right up no problem at all.



And Chris is right, the only lockers made for the front of our trucks are automatic lockers. Aussie, noslip, and lockright.
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World of difference between locker and limited slip. My sport trac had aussie lockers front and back and it was my daily, I loved it.
IF you get a limited slip, get a good gear driven L/S, not clutch based. Clutch based limited slip sucks and will leave you with one tire spinning when it comes off the ground. A good gear driven limited slip will help a little by applying brakes and sometimes get the other tire turning a little atleast. Still nothing compared to a locker.
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So how much should a locker cost?
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I want to do some off roading and have traction off the line...
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~250 will get you an Aussie locker, the other 2 lunchbox lockers are about the same price.
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Do it right once and get a locker. I can one tire fire my truck around corners with my stock L/S. If you want to go cheap then get a Powertrax.
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an Aussie locker will run you around 260
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an Aussie locker will run you around 260
Aussie only makes them for the 31 Spline axle.
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Aussie only makes them for the 31 Spline axle.
We were talking about the FRONT! I was anyways....
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I don't know which locker would apply to me and my truck... I got quoted 699 for a Detroit Locker...
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I don't know which locker would apply to me and my truck... I got quoted 699 for a Detroit Locker...
I paid less than that for my selectable locker, but I know they've gone up in price since then. I'm not sure I'd pay that for an auto locker. The automatic lockers aren't so street friendly, but if that doesn't bother you and you NEED the strength you get from a detroit then go for it. If you aren't all that hard on your stuff I'd go with a lunchbox locker
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So a lunchbox locker will get me traction on the road and off? and set me back... hopefully not too much?

whats a good one?
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LSD is not so awesome offroad I dont care who you are lol. I watched 2 people with LSDs try a hill they couldn't do, that my truck crawled right up no problem at all.



And Chris is right, the only lockers made for the front of our trucks are automatic lockers. Aussie, noslip, and lockright.
Yeah that was pretty impressive to see how much easier the locker did.
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the 3.0 has a 7.5 rear end right?

Would a Powertrax Lock Right Locker workk with my rear end?
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It could have a 8.8 or 7.5. Look in your door tag sticker at the axle code.

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I am pretty much depressed right now because I dont know which one to get if any at all... I kinda want to off road but then I think I prolly wont do it often... and IO am more about performance on the road... AHHHH! haha
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I've seen detroits break just like a lunch box locker would.
Aussie doesn't make a locker for the 28 spline 8.8 or the 7.5.
lock-rite does for the 28 spline 8.8, don't know without looking about the 7.5.

I loved the way my sport trac launched with 4.88's and the aussie. A limited slip is okay if you're just looking for a little more performance on the road, but you can still light up one tire with them every now and then.
I know when I bought the sport trac with open diffs I hated it. I could hardly get around gravel roads without spinning tires all over the place, so a limited slip will be some help, and a big improvement. But it still doesn't compare to a locker offroad.

If you have a 7.5 rear axle, you could look for a junkyard 8.8 axle with a factory limited slip. It's not great but better than an open diff, and stronger. You can rebuild the limited slip with a tighter clutch pack.
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Watch these. Good comparison of an limited slip, electronic traction control, and lockers.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2wkW...eature=channel

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNFac...e=channel_page
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