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Posi Track

Is it possible to make your rear end into a posi track. Would I just have to get the parts needed to make the rear end a posi track. Is it just a gear? Or would you have to get a whole new rear end.
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I think that you are talking about a Positraction unit which is a GM trade name for a limited slip differential. The Ford equivalent is the Traction-Lok and it is possible to buy the Traction-Lok parts to convert an open differential to limited slip. You could go to the dealer or look online for shops that specialize in diffs. Check the Ford Racing website and eBay.
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got mine on ebay...just get your diff size and gearing...and search away on ebay...
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check the tag on the axle, you may already have one
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check the tag on the axle, you may already have one
good call...
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I am pretty sure I have an 8.8 open with 4.10 gears. What parts should I look up for the traction lok.
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that one unit is pretty pricey. Maybe one day.
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Old 09-26-2006
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I just bought a detroit ez locker for my 06 and it costs me 345$ its a very good deal for a locker
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I'm thinking about getting a new axle for $200 from the junkyard. The truck caught fire the cab is totally burned as in nothing left. The back was untouched. The truck's exhaust isn't even discolored and everything looks like new. I was told the truck only had about 10k miles on it. It's got 4.10 gears and a factory limited slip. It might've been an Fx4 but did they have the torsen or was it just the LvlII and 2002 FX4's?
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The 2002 FX4 and the 2003+ FX4 Level IIs are the only Rangers that came with the 31 spline 8.8" rear axle and the Torsen limited slip. All other limited slip differentials are the Traction-Lok differential.
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My 2000 Ranger XLT came with a Traction lok rear.
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I'm thinking about getting a new axle for $200 from the junkyard. The truck caught fire the cab is totally burned as in nothing left. The back was untouched. The truck's exhaust isn't even discolored and everything looks like new. I was told the truck only had about 10k miles on it. It's got 4.10 gears and a factory limited slip. It might've been an Fx4 but did they have the torsen or was it just the LvlII and 2002 FX4's?
Hey now, that might be my old truck =]
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I bought my ford traction-lok carrier through detroit speed shops for $199. All you need is the carrier, your ring gear will bolt right to it.
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not to jack anything. but i dont want my posi-trac or traction-lock anymore, i want a full on locker, so if ur still interested, and its not too much work let me know if u want it..
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not to jack anything. but i dont want my posi-trac or traction-lock anymore, i want a full on locker, so if ur still interested, and its not too much work let me know if u want it..
i AM interested.........what kind of price you trying to get out of it?
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hahahaha uhmmmm i have no ideaa

let me ask around, ill also need to secure the funds to get a locker after i pull mine out to send to u..

i guess my main 2 questions here are
1)how much is it worth?
2) can i run my truck w/o this assembly in it? and how much labor is it?
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hahahaha uhmmmm i have no ideaa

let me ask around, ill also need to secure the funds to get a locker after i pull mine out to send to u..

i guess my main 2 questions here are
1)how much is it worth?
2) can i run my truck w/o this assembly in it? and how much labor is it?
they go on ebay for $50-$100 all day long..........no you can't drive it with out a differential in it....
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o,u the whole diff??? i thought u just needed the l/s part inside the diff


i know it wont go anywhere w/o that haha
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na you have to take out the whole carrier to sell it as a limited slip........
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I posted awhile back trying to decide what my rear end was, because the guy before me did alot of stuff i didnt know about.....

Found out i have 4.10's in my 03 xlt....

But zach asked if when i spun one tire if the other one went the same way, does that mean its LS

(My friends dodge hemi pos truck says he has a LS but he has a one wheel wonder...and when its jacked up one wheel goes forward and one goes backward...

I know a decent amount about cars, but rear ends confuse me....along with auto tranny's

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if you jack up the rear end and spin 1 wheel, the the other wheel will go the opposite direction.....say if you sping the driver side foward, then the passanger side will go backward....
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Right, but on my truck, if i spin the drivers side forward, the pass side goes forward also..

if i spin the drive shaft, whichever way, both wheels go the same, i have a 4.10...what

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then you have a limited slip diff......what is your axle code?
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