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Old October 8th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Wondering how hard it would be to rebuild my limited slip in my 8.8 to it will grab quicker to spin both tires. It never sees the road so its not like i'm doing burnouts or anything. just wondering if its something i can tackle or if i should take it somewhere or just save money for a locker. thanks
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Old October 8th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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The 8.8 is really simple to do.
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Old October 9th, 2010, 12:58 PM   #3
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My real question is it worth rebuilding to get it to grab more or should I just get a locker
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Old October 9th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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I would save up for a locker. The price on a new clutch pack is damn near the price of an Aussie/ Spartan/ Lock-Right locker.
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Old October 9th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #5
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I bought my new clutch pack from Automasters that was boxed as a ford racing product for $60.

Aussie will not fit a L/S carrier.

The hardest part of installing new clutches is just getting the "s" spring in and out. Other then that, its super easy.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #6
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if it never gets road driven mini spool about 60 bucks when i bought mine a year or so ago easy to install dont know if the ls carrier works with a mini but worth a check
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Old October 10th, 2010, 11:23 PM   #7
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if it never gets road driven mini spool about 60 bucks when i bought mine a year or so ago easy to install dont know if the ls carrier works with a mini but worth a check
compatibility w/ a lsd carrier would be kewl to know. im looking at summit right now and it specifies no carrier type, so...
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LSD carriers will not work with the aussie lockers or the lockrights anything like those, cuz of the clutches and shit in there they wont fit so i'd have to get an open carrier then put that in. So i'm thinking i'm just going to save my money and get a detroit locker for it. I'd love to put a spool in but i'd have to get the c clip eliminators too so that might wait a bit
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PW...n/?prefilter=1


Powertrax lock right works in the l/s carrier. While quite pricey, you can install it without having the gears set back up costing more money. But with that said the l/s carriers are weak compared to the open carriers.

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But with that said the l/s carriers are weak compared to the open carriers.
How much can the l/s carrier really hold up too?
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I never broke one, but seen pics of them broke. I beat the snot out of mine on 36's and repacked the carrier with 2 extra clutches on both sides and used an f150 "s" spring.
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in my eperience i had a detroit tru trac in my 9 inch and it was the best thing i could have had. hooked up posi when power was put to it and when you turned corners it slipped like a l/s.

like cheapthrillb2 said packing a couple extra clutches in and putting the stronger spring in there you wont be able to get it to unlock. works great ive see him wheel in person its amazing lol
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I never broke one, but seen pics of them broke. I beat the snot out of mine on 36's and repacked the carrier with 2 extra clutches on both sides and used an f150 "s" spring.
What was the order for the 2 extra clutches? all im finding is the +1 setup.

*Edit- found the part #'s

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I don't remember, its been 4-5 years since I did that. But I remember having a HELL OF A TIME getting the c clips and the spring back in it was so damn tight. I had to take a grinder and take a little off the ends of the axle shafts so the diff pin would squeeze between the shafts when I was done.
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I don't remember, its been 4-5 years since I did that. But I remember having a HELL OF A TIME getting the c clips and the spring back in it was so damn tight. I had to take a grinder and take a little off the ends of the axle shafts so the diff pin would squeeze between the shafts when I was done.
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If its a trail rig only why not just weld it up?
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if your going to rebuild the ls use lighting springs and cobra clutchs. the lighting springs are heavier causing fast and more positive hook up and the cobra clutchs are carbon fiber
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 01:15 AM   #18
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if your going to rebuild the ls use lighting springs and cobra clutchs. the lighting springs are heavier causing fast and more positive hook up and the cobra clutchs are carbon fiber
what the carbon fiber adds to the hook up powerz?
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What makes the LS carrier weaker?
I am currently doing a swap and trying to keep costs down, I bought one with a LS(410's)
. currently running 33/12.5's when wheeling and won't go over 35's in future.
Have a 6 speed tranny.
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There's a lot less gerth the the ls carriers then the open ones. L/s carrier failures are pretty rare. I ran 36's and beat the hell out of it and never had an issue.
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