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Trac-Loc question??

I was thinking about getting a trac-loc for my truck. I have the 7.5 rear and I was also going to try and install 4:10's in the rear for now, then also in the front later on.

My question: is the trac-loc a good one to go with? Especially if I can get one for $100?????

Any info is greately appreciated, I was trying to get it before my neighbor sells it to someone else.



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one thing to say...if you regear the rear you must regear the front....

here a thread on lockers btw if you already havent read it https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...light=trac-loc
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I did read that thread, but it mostly talks about other locking diff's. I was wondering if the trac-loc is worth getting and installing? I really don't go heavy off-roading, just normal off-roading (no mudholes that come up to the doors). I want it mostly for light off-road, snow use.


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a simple limited slip unit would be fine for you. you can pick them up on like ebay for like under $100.....if you really dont offroad and just want it for snow mostly and you have 4x4 already just get that...
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get the trac-lok. contact randys ring n pinion for an 8 clutch rebuild kit. ur'll have a tight limited slip for half the price of a new one.
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get the trac-lok. contact randys ring n pinion for an 8 clutch rebuild kit. ur'll have a tight limited slip for half the price of a new one.
Does that kit put more clutches in the diff, or is it just a normal rebuild kit for it?

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a simple limited slip unit would be fine for you. you can pick them up on like ebay for like under $100.....if you really dont offroad and just want it for snow mostly and you have 4x4 already just get that...
That's exactly what I want. Thanks






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Get a stock LSD out of another truck that has a 7.5, should suit your needs well. I got a trac-loc from an explorer for $76 shipped for an 8.8 on ebay. Also if you regear only the rear, you can never turn 4wd on until you regear the front.
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stock is 6, this kit adds 8. works great.
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Get a stock LSD out of another truck that has a 7.5, should suit your needs well. I got a trac-loc from an explorer for $76 shipped for an 8.8 on ebay. Also if you regear only the rear, you can never turn 4wd on until you regear the front.
I just bought a trac-loc on ebay with the ABS ring on ebay for $98 shipped. EBAY LINK


I plan on getting 4:10 gears for the 7.5 rear on ebay, unless someone sells them on here for a decent price. I won't be installing the rear gears until I get a set for the front.

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