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How do you know if you have a limited slip differential or not. Im sure that my 08 2wd doesnt but is there a way to check?
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How do you know if you have a limited slip differential or not. Im sure that my 08 2wd doesnt but is there a way to check?
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even stock 2wds can have fun in the mud



but they do get stuck

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you can have some fun with a 2wd... but you wont get as far as a 4wd will

like everyone else said, good tires, VERY good recovery points, a good strap or 2, a locker and a winch if you just happen to have some extra cash laying around
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Heres all my stucks...



























JUST FYI, every thing that I got stuck in (besides the lake incident), kevooo's 4x4 superlift/bodylifed fx4 on 35's went through...wtih ease. It is so pointless IMO to wheel my truck, it goes almost nowhere compared to 4x4
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okay well ive got about 4-8 grand for a new 4x4 truck i really like rangers alot and i am liking them more and more everyday but crew cab yotas are what im looking for or a 4 runner or a crew cab f150... i suppose if im really going to get into it i should be a 4x4 ?
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okay well ive got about 4-8 grand for a new 4x4 truck i really like rangers alot and i am liking them more and more everyday but crew cab yotas are what im looking for or a 4 runner or a crew cab f150... i suppose if im really going to get into it i should be a 4x4 ?

do yourself a favor and get a real built wheelin truck. You can pick up someones old wheeling truck (they want to upgrade) for cheap.

Heck even 034x4 (jay) is selling his truck, look in the member classifieds
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I would go with Toyota over another Ford.
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I'm at 112,000. My l/s is so weak that if I smash on the gas while making a turn it will spin the inside tire. The last time I tired to do donuts (I was getting new tires the same day) all it did was a one tire fire smoke show. But even when I didn't have a lot of miles my limiting factor was always the l/s. One tire off the ground and it's over.
Really? Man mine was really good with 175k miles on it. I could floor it around a corner and the truck would drift around the corner. If I did a burnout both tires left identical marks. With one tire off the ground I could still move if I worked the gas right.

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True. L/S is better than nothing but if you are starting with a open diff and want to put something in there then get the locker. My truck came with factory l/s so if I want a locker I have to buy an open carrier.
The Powertax no-slip can be bought for a limited slip housing if you have the 8.8, not sure about the 7.5 though.

ford 8.8 with limited slip
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When i take off straight it will burn both tires but as soon as I steer and one of the tires has less weight it will one tire fire it.

I almost bought a Powertrax from a member here but he told me I need an open carrier. Besides, I would rather have a selectable locker.
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hrm i see so are there any sites other then criags list i could check? for cars? i looked at the ranger in the forum and i kinda want one i can drive around cant afford to have 2 trucks
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I went muddin in my 2wd and I will do it again. Its fun !

There is nothing too serious by me thats probably why I never got stuck yet
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hey man interco makes a 27inch super swamper to fit a 14 inch wheel get 4 and you are good to go
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hrm i see so are there any sites other then criags list i could check? for cars? i looked at the ranger in the forum and i kinda want one i can drive around cant afford to have 2 trucks
autotrader.com is the best IMO

if you want a nice DD that you can mud pretty well I hate to say it, but look at jeeps and 4x4 4.0 rangers

I would try to get something already lifted to cut on costs...but I'm not sure if you want to do that. Where are you located (zip code)? i'll do a search and help you out
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autotrader.com is the best IMO

if you want a nice DD that you can mud pretty well I hate to say it, but look at jeeps and 4x4 4.0 rangers

I would try to get something already lifted to cut on costs...but I'm not sure if you want to do that. Where are you located (zip code)? i'll do a search and help you out
32205 is my zip but on the already lifted note i dont want to buy something lifted because if its been lifted and there selling it there's probably issues.. and at my new job i can have coworker put my lift on for free so id rather learn and not buy someones lifted truck... kinda scared to buy prelifted if you know what i mean
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gotcha...if you look pretty well you can tell weather it's been beat or show and shine kinda truck..
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gotcha...if you look pretty well you can tell weather it's been beat or show and shine kinda truck..
i suppose i check auto trader not much one 4x4 red ranger v6 but i really wanna stick with a Manuel transmission.. it makes driving the smaller engined cars fun to drive an autos no fun unless your like 300+ hp [like my moms lexus] :P unless of course you've got it rigged with big tires and a lift :P
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i suppose i check auto trader not much one 4x4 red ranger v6 but i really wanna stick with a Manuel transmission.. it makes driving the smaller engined cars fun to drive an autos no fun unless your like 300+ hp [like my moms lexus] :P unless of course you've got it rigged with big tires and a lift :P
I prefer a manual, but the tow rating is a lot lower, and it's a lot harder to control off road in some situations IMO. Like rolling back down just an inch can make a difference of being stuck or not...and it's happened to me.........
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2wd LSD does good
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2wd OD not so well
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In the end, 4x4 > 2wd
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But some things, like giant multch piles stop 4wd and 2wd
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LOL after seein those pics im kinda wondering what my 2wd will really do. I never really tried to put it threw nothing like the gray truck did.
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jr, where is them muddin spots, damn it looks fun, i am really confident in my truck, i wanna try it!!!!
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jr, where is them muddin spots, damn it looks fun, i am really confident in my truck, i wanna try it!!!!
All those spots are gone, they were corporate park (which was right across the st from my house), commercial, 8th streeet (miami) (still there, but illigal, i have ridden there since it was illigal and it was pretty nice), and holey lands

ALL GONE!!!!
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All those spots are gone, they were corporate park (which was right across the st from my house), commercial, 8th streeet (miami) (still there, but illigal, i have ridden there since it was illigal and it was pretty nice), and holey lands

ALL GONE!!!!
damnit man..... lol soon to find some more
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theres some by me n wpb royal palm, but most illegal and quite a drive from davie.
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The question I am curious about is, do you think a stock 4x4 with all terrain tires can mud better than a lifted 2wd with mud terrains?
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