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Icon4 limited slip in front and back?

me and my dad where haveing an argument about if the FX4 paxages has limited slip in front and rear? i said yes, he said no. Just wondering if anyone has an answer on it.
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No rear only and if it does have a L/S in the front, it doesn't do a whole lot, many one wheel burnouts up front for me.
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Torsen limited slip on the Level 2's in the rear only. Now that there is no Level 2 its an option in the FX4 in the rear only. Rangers never had any option or anything for the front diff.

I think that non level 2 FX4s have the standard Ford limited slip.
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I think that non level 2 FX4s have the standard Ford limited slip.
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No Ranger ever came with limited slip in the front.
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No front as it's a safety issue as it's a reason why Ford discontinued it many years ago with it's F-150's.
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With a live front axle, you would not even want l/s in the front for daily driving.
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so why dont they call it a 4x3 since usually only 3 wheels are putting the power to the ground?
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your avatar lol. niceee

yea its not fun lol
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A limited slip on the front would soon wear out because when you are turning corners one wheel is always rolling faster than the other and it would be fighting to keep both tires turning the same speed.
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With a live front axle, you would not even want l/s in the front for daily driving.

it works fine... my Solid axle is still a live front end yet i have a limited slip in the front works fine. in the snow and everything.
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so why dont they call it a 4x3 since usually only 3 wheels are putting the power to the ground?
Its more like 2.3wd on mine. Stupid L/S is really worn.
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it works fine... my Solid axle is still a live front end yet i have a limited slip in the front works fine. in the snow and everything.
oh....well our stock axle parts are kinda weak, so that may be another reason why not to l/s or lock a stock DD ranger front axle. idk
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I got the stock live axle with a locker.....no problems here, can't even tell its in there if I ain't in 4wd.
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Limited slip in the front isnt so bad, my buddy welded his front Diff and rear on an old F series with a 460 in it. It was hard core off roading. Nothin it couldnt handle. Broke alot of **** on it though
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A limited slip on the front would soon wear out because when you are turning corners one wheel is always rolling faster than the other and it would be fighting to keep both tires turning the same speed.
That's exactly what the rear L/S does too. And it's the reason clutch type limited slips wear out so fast.

A L/S in the front will give you a heavy self-centering feeling to the steering. At least, that's what it did on my '91. Fortunately, the '91 had the ability to unlock the front hubs, something the newer 4x4 Ranger's can't do. Of, course the air locker would be a solution to that.
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I got the stock live axle with a locker.....no problems here, can't even tell its in there if I ain't in 4wd.

with no power applied you really should not beable to tell a difference.
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I know. My post was supposed to be sarcastic.
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