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Old October 23rd, 2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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Ford 8.8 LSD vs locker?

Hello

In my current setup my ford 8.8 has the open carrier with a mini spool. I'm looking for something not so aggressive so I can make it into a moderate daily driver. I'm looking for pros and cons of going to the LSD or putting in a lunch box locker into the open carrier. I've never driven with an LSD before and am wondering what everyone thinks

Also, in the front I have a selectable locker.

THnaks for your opinions.

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Old October 23rd, 2011, 07:01 AM   #2
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DUDE! lunch box locker is the way to go. My stock FSB would go way more places than my buddies LSD wrangler once i installed my richmond powertrax. and if you pay to get a good, name brand, streetable lunch box, i swear you won't even know it's there on the pavement (except on really tight turns). Lunch box is the way to go.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 08:06 AM   #3
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if you have a selectable locker in the front and want it streetable, I would probably just go with the LSD. But for ease of install the lunch box locker will take the cake because you won't have to pull the carrier. My $.02
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM   #4
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After driving a s10 blazer with a "real" detroit locker for a year as a dd ww,I put a tru trac in my jeep.I didn't like the locking/unlocking all the time on the street,and it was noisy.
I love my trutrac,I have not been stuck since i installed it,I have had to back some climbs that I couldnt make,but that was because my front is open,both rear tires spin even if one is on pavment,and the other on ice,I tested it.they say a trutrac will lock if you apply brake presure also,if one tire was in the air.
After freinds blowing up a box full of lunch boxs,I will never own one.Some people have luck with them,but I beat on shit,and dont like walking.
I just saw a freind yesterday who bought a used loc rite of off c-list,put it in the 8.8 he swaped in his broco II.He said it looked like new,but now doesnt lock? Thinking maybe the springs are weak.
They are exspensive,but tru tracs for a dd rule.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 09:19 AM   #5
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I was leaning towards the lsd for the price and streetability.

I've been reading about new clutches and shims to make the the lsd tighter. Does anyone have experience with this?
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 09:52 AM   #6
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You can add a shim to each side making it tighter, as well if you add a f150 spring vs a ranger/explorer spring it makes it even tighter. I ran a repacked l/s for awhile in my explorer years ago. There's a write up on therangerstation on repacking them.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 12:35 PM   #7
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A limited slip will wear out wheeling. Luckily rebuilding an 8.8 is very easy. I have a Detroit in my daily driver and am very happy with it. Mine rarely makes any noise, and does turn just fine. I think I have the newer, quieter version though. I had an older version in my cj, and it was annoying.

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Old October 23rd, 2011, 03:44 PM   #8
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When I installed my LSD 8.8 this spring I crammed in as many clutch packs as I could without bending up the spring in the middle, its almost like its welded. If I dump the clutch with one tire in the gravel and one on the road it will spin the tire thats on the pavement just the same as the gravel side. In the rain its like driving on a shitty tires with a welded rear. I puled the cover and returned it to stock a week ago in prep for winter and it now handles like a typical open diff except it spins both tires 99% of the time.

The Aussie I had in my D35 was awful. Lots of nasty noises in parking lots.

Best to worst for a DD/WW wrangler that sees snow IMO:
LSD
Detroit
Welded
Lunchbox

Im strictly referring to on road driving here.
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