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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Good year for 8.8?

I was just wondering what were good years to get an 8.8 w/ disk out of an explorer. Also are the limited slips in some any good or garbage? Last question any other ford models good to grab from? I'm dropping in some more ponies to my yj and I'm a little concerned about the d35's. Thanks for the help!!!

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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:21 PM   #2
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'95 to '01 Explorer

There's also the Mercury Mountaineer and the Mazda Navajo.

LSD are.....well...LSD's.
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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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While some consider the 8.8 to have a weak carrier, I went with an open one so I had the choice between a selectable or auto locker in the future. Really depends on how hard you beat your junk.

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Unread 04-16-2009, 05:20 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by iowajeepers View Post
Really depends on how hard you beat your junk.
Whoa there buddy... this is a PG rated forum!

Like Joe said... 95-01 exploders... And the LSD's in them are pretty good. And for about 40 bucks you can stack the clutches on the limited slip and make it more "locker like"
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Unread 04-16-2009, 06:20 AM   #5
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The ford lsd is better than nothing, but like most clutch type lsd, there not the best. My 09 ranger came with a torson gear driven lsd, now thats a lsd. It's of simular design to the detroit tru-trac. It would be better to have the trac-loc than no lsd at all.
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Unread 04-16-2009, 06:31 AM   #6
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My thoughs on the LSD is that it is not a locker and never will be. That said it's miles better than stock. I have one in my YJ. Whan I got my 8.8 I paid $25 more for the LSD and it already had 4.10's. When it comes time to rebuild, or if the day comes that I have $'s to burn I'll add a selectable locker, OX, ARB, etc. It works great on the road with was one of my reqirements. As you can see I have an OX installed up front. However, with even a stock setup by adding an 8.8 LSD even to a stock setup will greatly increase your offroad capibilities.
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