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Old 05-06-2010
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Level II with non locking differential?

I'm a newbie to Rangers but as long as I've read about the Level II Ranger's I've always read that they came with locking Torsen differentials in the rear end. I started calling salvage yards around KS looking for a Level II rear end and one yard said they had one out of an 04 Level II but it was non locking. I assumed this meant that the salvage yard didn't know what the hell they were talking about so I got the VIN and had a friend at the local Ford dealership run it. He said it specifically stated that the truck was a Level II with an 8.8 and Non locking rear end. Anyone else ever ran into this before?
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None of them have a stock locker. The torsen is just a limited slip.

I would still go get that axle though
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Yeah no Ranger has ever come with a locking diff.
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Yeah no Ranger has ever come with a locking diff.
I guess when people are refering to locking, I guess I was considering that to mean the Torsen for some reason.

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a Torsen with one wheel off the ground goes nowhere = non-locking
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Plus In my experiance, the Torsen is a crappy LS. In my 04 it never worked when i needed it. Only worked on Burnouts (pointless) and on Ice at highway speeds (causing the rear to try and go around the front). I personally would never buy a Torsen axle alone.

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now that I have the proper diff fluid in mine it works extremely well. It's still no locker but honestly Its one of the best ls diffs out there
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Fluid does nothing to tighten a gear driven carrier.
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torsen themselves told me that running the friction modifier will make it less agressive aswell as the rear end specialists I deal with, not only that but I acually noticed the difference so say what you want, I know what I believe
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Friction modifier is for a typical clutch-style limited slip. We're not calling you a liar, but it just defies the physics behind a gear-style locker.
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no biggie, they just told me the weight of the friction modifier screwed with the moving of the gears and thats why I was having problems with it. now that I dont have friction modifier (lube tech originally put it in without telling me) in there it honestly seems to work better. I have no personal experience with differentials, just relaying what torsen told me.
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Id take a torsen over that pos ford lsd anyday. Every torsen locks up when it slips but it is not a differential lock, two different things.
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Detroit TrueTrac
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? Arb air locker?
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I want to ditch my truetrac.
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You guys with the sas swap, what all beside the front axel and leafs do you need? Whats a non fullsizr axel that fits good without sticking out?
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You guys with the sas swap, what all beside the front axel and leafs do you need? Whats a non fullsizr axel that fits good without sticking out?
2.5 ton Rockwell axle... good choice for starters!

no but really, just search a little, dana 30, dana 44, just search and you will find a lot of answers and builds from people!
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Lol rockWells, id rather not have a dif as large as my rims haha.
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the Ls in my 08 works good. mostly wet roads, but when i've needed it kick to in when i was on gravel it worked fine.
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