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Is it available for the 8.8?

I thought about it, but I WANT the limited slip feature on it, not an open.

The Auburn has WAY more clutch surfaces than, for instance, a stock Ford LS, so it does not wear down as quickly. One can, if one wishes, extend it's life by applying a bias current.

Auburn has the D-REX warranty with the ECTED, which basically says that for 5 years you can send it back with about $130 and get a new one. It's almost cheaper than getting a LS rebuilt and then you can start all over again.
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If you have full-time front hubs, the locker could potentially be a problem, I suppose. But I think Adrian is running his that way with no problems.

Of course, with boggers on his truck, he couldn't hear it anyway...
What...... did you say something? I can't hear with my boggers!!! I'm telling you the front locker is inviseable when in 2wd. I drive around on my bfg a/ts daily and you forget you have a locker.

But there are a lot more options for the 8.8 over the front dana35 hybrid. If I had to do it over again I'd lock the front sooner!!
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lol! Sounds good. I wasn't sure what would happen, or if somehow one axle could "influence" the other.

Well, I'm thinking seriously of "creating" a front axle for my SAS by cutting down a D44 out of a wagoneer. I'd like to keep the track width where it is and so on. I'd need to make custom axle shafts, but I could do that and get the 5x4.5 bolt pattern when I do so I can retain my wheels and so on.

I don't think there will be too many problems finding a selectable locker for a D44.
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Is it available for the 8.8?

I thought about it, but I WANT the limited slip feature on it, not an open.

The Auburn has WAY more clutch surfaces than, for instance, a stock Ford LS, so it does not wear down as quickly. One can, if one wishes, extend it's life by applying a bias current.

Auburn has the D-REX warranty with the ECTED, which basically says that for 5 years you can send it back with about $130 and get a new one. It's almost cheaper than getting a LS rebuilt and then you can start all over again.
http://www.traction.eaton.com/prod7.htm
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Hey Daddy Griggs...you gonna do a nice big write up on this for us to devour? :)
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I didn't take enough pics. I DID already do a write up with notes on my axle rebuild that you can look up. I"ll be adding SOME to that perhaps later -- but I didn't document it well enough to do a "real" write up in my normal style.
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Yes, the Elocker is avaibale for the 31 and 28 spline 8.8. It's also available for the 30 spline d44.....front OR rear
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I didn't take enough pics. I DID already do a write up with notes on my axle rebuild that you can look up. I"ll be adding SOME to that perhaps later -- but I didn't document it well enough to do a "real" write up in my normal style.
Bummer. I would like the notes on the axle rebuild as that is my first step for my rear.
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here is a decent writeup for rebuilding a posi..

nice quote too..
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here is a decent writeup for rebuilding a posi..

nice quote too..
Yeah I love TRS and that's the article that made me want to do it myself but I'm a visual kinda guy. Pics help immensely. Thanx for the link tho
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Bummer. I would like the notes on the axle rebuild as that is my first step for my rear.
If you searched it woulda' bit ya'!

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ght=axle+notes
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haha I was going to today just haven't had time :)
Thanx for makin it easy tho.
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So am I reading this right, all 4x4 rangers (at least newer ones) have a dana 35 hybrid diff up front, which is a open diff, and the only ava locker is an automatic one ? Which on is that ? How about a front LS good idea bad idea, what ava ?
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John, I think there is room for you to add any additional comments about the drivability and performance of the setup. Maybe a 'after 60-days' (or however long it's been) kinda thing.
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