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Fx4 Level II no more

I know this isn't much news to us, but I was always under the impression that the '08 Fx4 would still have all the options as a Level 2. But that is not the case. While at work I was going through a 2008 MYV build book and it showed the Fx4, but the alcoas are gone, and from what I have read else where the bilstein's have been replaced with Rancho's, and the torsen LS is a stand a lone option.

I would say if you are thinking about getting a ranger, get a loaded '07 L2.
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I did not hear about the wheels, but I knew about the rest. I actually wish the torsen was a stand alone option when I got mine, I need the traction and my stock L/S isn't that great....
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Or just wait for until 2010
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I did not hear about the wheels, but I knew about the rest. I actually wish the torsen was a stand alone option when I got mine, I need the traction and my stock L/S isn't that great....

IMO, the Torsen was a Joke as well, It always acted like a One wheel wonder when I needed limited slip. Stopped in the snow, or in mud. The only place it worked like it was supposed to was burnouts and I did those about as much as I've dated super models! Ford and Limited slip, is a Crappy combo. The only time it worked was when I was on the freeway doing 70 and it tried to drive the rearend to the front.

All of the weakness' of a LS, none of the strengths IMO.

~HJ
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The only place it worked like it was supposed to was burnouts and I did those about as much as I've dated super models!
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So your saying you dated a super model at least once. Lucky SOB
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IMO, the Torsen was a Joke as well, It always acted like a One wheel wonder when I needed limited slip. Stopped in the snow, or in mud. The only place it worked like it was supposed to was burnouts and I did those about as much as I've dated super models! Ford and Limited slip, is a Crappy combo. The only time it worked was when I was on the freeway doing 70 and it tried to drive the rearend to the front.

All of the weakness' of a LS, none of the strengths IMO.

~HJ
Well I never had it so thats good to know. I want a true limited slip, I need it for pulling and driving in the snow. I guess I will keep looking....
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my torsen seems to work great.. ive had one wheel off the ground and the other still pushes the truck..??


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I've never had any problems with my Torsen. I really like it. It does tend to chirp the tires around corners a little more often I think though.
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seems like my tires always churp off turns i cna get them to lock up very easy and i have never seen a one wheeler on my truck. rain, snow, mud, sand, and burnouts/breakstands
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I have chirped my tires around a corner with my L/S and it is not torsen. Matter of fact I did it yesterday.
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Maybe it's just me or I'm not trying hard enough, but I've never had an issue (knock on wood) with my limited-slip. It does what I need it to do and gets me thru what I need to get thru.
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Uh, I chirp my tires around corners with my open 4.10s, my bro in law chirps his around corners (all the time because he drives like a maniac.) with an open 3.23 on a Ram 1500 4.7.
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Uh, I chirp my tires around corners with my open 4.10s, my bro in law chirps his around corners (all the time because he drives like a maniac.) with an open 3.23 on a Ram 1500 4.7.
that is because you are losing traction in your 1 and only wheel that is pulling..........if you had a limited slip rear end, then it would mean you were getting traction at both wheels....
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My 3.73 L/S does it constantly. I have to take a corner like my 70 year old grandmother to get it not to chirp.
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Its official... i just grabbed the 2008 Ranger booklet from my Ford Dealership... the Level II is no more... Just the Sport, XLT, XL, and FX4. No more alcoa's, or Bilsteins, Torsen Differential is still there as an upgrade option, and Rancho shocks. The sport gets a new grille as well... "Unique Horizontal-Slat Grille" i definately like it, a lot like the grille in rongs truck, only wider slats. The Foglights have also been changed to circular lights, like the Ranger from Latin America. I'll try to scan some of this book and post it up on here.

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sweet!
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those alcoa's were ugly as hell anyway... good to see they dropped them.
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oooo i LOVE them door panels! looks like another mod for me!
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Options include an off-road package with skid plates, aluminum wheels, and Bilstein shocks, as well as a 510-watt audio system and Sirius satellite radio
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IMO, the Torsen was a Joke as well, It always acted like a One wheel wonder when I needed limited slip. Stopped in the snow, or in mud. The only place it worked like it was supposed to was burnouts and I did those about as much as I've dated super models! Ford and Limited slip, is a Crappy combo. The only time it worked was when I was on the freeway doing 70 and it tried to drive the rearend to the front.

All of the weakness' of a LS, none of the strengths IMO.

~HJ
Must've been that ghey 04+ front end. =]

*Bends wrist* I just hate it when I go to pick up groceries and my limited-slip doesn't engage, silly.

Anyone want a testimonial on the Torsen that beats the snot out of their truck?
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Yeah My truck was babied, and I put evian in the washer reservoir!

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Oh and I still contend Torsens are junk. Eaton FTW!

It says right on the website that if a wheel loses most of the traction the other wheel will recieve no power. Not exactly a recipe for good offroading. I had it in the shop three times because I thought it wasn't working and they told me it was Perfect. There were only two times it worked like it was supposed to, On Ice =Recipe for spinning out, and during burnouts = Pointless but Cool. Go over to the Impala site and see what they think of Torsen's (GM used them too) not too many glowing reviews.

~HJ

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For a stock unit, the Torsen is very nice. Especially compared to the traction-loc.

Don't be pitching that gm junk.
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I guess, but whats the point if it can't even help you through a snow bank? Why the extra cost then? Plus it is embarrasing when You are stuck in the parking lot trying to drive onto the lake cause only one wheel will spin on the sheer ice. Well your buddy in his POS Dodge gets through it just fine. <--- True story. He looks at my truck and laughs going "I thought you had a posi <--Dodge guy doesn't know better" and all I can say is" Yeah so Did I!" While one wheel is spinning in a spot that my Cadillac wouldn't have a problem getting through.


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