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Most of the 4x4 guys here buy and build there trucks for moderate to severe offroading, that's why we coin the phrase "pay to play" it comes with the territory, and all part of it. He wasn't complaining about it breaking and was more excited about the upgrade he gets to do now.
Different strokes for different folks. I want my truck to last a long time without having to make any major repairs. I was always taught to take care of a vehicle, and not push it to extremes. Our goal was to use the truck and not have any breakdowns, as that meant lost time, and in some cases lost money.


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wow thats sucks, and is awesome at the same time, a good reason to upgrade
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DAMNIT HOZ! You just had to say something in response to DJWayne, didn't ya?

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Different strokes for different folks. I want my truck to last a long time without having to make any major repairs. I was always taught to take care of a vehicle, and not push it to extremes. Our goal was to use the truck and not have any breakdowns, as that meant lost time, and in some cases lost money.
While I agree that it's good to keep your vehicles in good repair, that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it.
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Different strokes for different folks. I want my truck to last a long time without having to make any major repairs. I was always taught to take care of a vehicle, and not push it to extremes. Our goal was to use the truck and not have any breakdowns, as that meant lost time, and in some cases lost money.


And thats all good nothing at all wrong with that, and im not picking on you for it, just dont get on other people for doing what they wanna do. If they wanna pay to play then let'em.
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Now ya know why I baby my truck.
LOL your funny... really.. thought in age you would have notice everything has a braking point even IF babied...

I babied my silver truck more then any vehicle i have ever owned and it broke more parts then i can believe LOL...

oh and your broke and lost time and money and bla bla.. thats why i usually own more then one vehicle... brake one have another fix that one brake the other LOL its a FUN cycle...
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ooooo...what year truck!?!??? I know the early '02 torsens got recalled for doing this. Later years, didn't get recalled.


I assume that's the Ford Racing Disc Conversion kit? Which is basically all explorer components?
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Holy crap that's pretty bad!

I have an '02....how do I know if I have a torsen or not? I don't beat on my truck anyways so I'm not worried.
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They only came in Ranger fx4s. you have a mazda, so no worries.
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Good to know. The rest of my suspension and everything is pretty equivalent to an FX4 though. The Mazdas came well equipped. I've got No. 1 bars, C Leafs and a 4.10 LSD 8.8 rear end in mine.
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Ok this isnt good news, a few weeks ago I started noticing a clunk coming from my rear end when i put my truck into reverse.
I have called ford about the recall since mine is a 5spd 02 Fx4 but the guy looked my vin up and told me over the phone there is no recalls for my truck.
Guess I'll be in the market for a new differential here soon too
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Good to know. The rest of my suspension and everything is pretty equivalent to an FX4 though. The Mazdas came well equipped. I've got No. 1 bars, C Leafs and a 4.10 LSD 8.8 rear end in mine.
Torsen only came in the 31 spline 8.8's Mikey... So you don't have to worry, like grant said. It was ONLY FX4 specific... 2 years of the Torsen.
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Torsen only came in the 31 spline 8.8's Mikey... So you don't have to worry, like grant said. It was ONLY FX4 specific... 2 years of the Torsen.

I bet with the miles on mine, if I had a Torsen, it would have been long gone.
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I'm going expo rear hunting... Just in case so I can be locked if it does blow up on me. lol
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ooooo...what year truck!?!??? I know the early '02 torsens got recalled for doing this. Later years, didn't get recalled.


I assume that's the Ford Racing Disc Conversion kit? Which is basically all explorer components?

Its an '02 Fx4 auto with just over 50,000 miles, I bought it in January '04 with only 9400 miles. And, yes its the Ford Racing Disc Conversion kit. I've wanted rear discs since I got the truck, I just never wanted to pull the axles for no mechanical reasons. At least it will be completely new bearings and seals when I'm done.
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Definetly going to be a great upgrade for sure!
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My 02 Torsen tanked on me a while back also. Now i got a torsen off of an 04 with less than 20k miles on it. its almost brand new. so far so good. lets keep it that way. I hardly ever spin on pavement at all since that day. Maybe once in a while when its wet or bark em but never again will i power brake or spin em like crazy. lol
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Gotta pay to play my friend!
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Ugh bad news bud! Dang - REALLY makes me want to upgrade to a nice ARB Locker back there, get rid of all the stock junk - maybe find an FX4 axle for the rear and go electric/air up front.
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