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Old March 9th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #1
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I just picked up a 97 exploder 8.8 with the LSD for a what I thought was a decent price(150). Unfortunately the junk yard didn't have any with 4:10's so I'm going to have to regear. Since I'm pulling the carrier to regear I figure I will put in new bearings and seals and rebuild the limited slip unit.

So this brings me to the question. Is rebuilding the Ford LSD unit worth it? I have read that some people add an extra clutch disk on each side to further compress the spring and put more force on the clutch packs to some success. This jeep will still see quite a bit of on-road driving which is the only reason I'm still looking at keeping the Limited slip.

So, should I rebuild the LSD or start shopping for a spool, or an open carrier and lunchbox locker? I want to hear reviews from those that have ran LSD's.

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Old March 9th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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i personally like LSD's i'd rebuild the the current one cuz the stockers are pretty good when new.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #3
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If your rig will be primarily a street vehicle with only occasional off-road use, an LSD is a good way to go. I don't know whagt Ford uses for an LSD, so have no experience with them. Definitely avoid a spool unless it pretty much w dedicated trail machine. A lunchbox locker isn't a bad choice, provided you have some experience driving them on the street, especiwlly on slippery, off-camber turns. actually, the best choice is a selecable locker, bt that's more money, although the besdt time to get one installed is wneh you changing R&P gears.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #4
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I was very happy with the LSD that my 8.8 had. Mine was from a 98. I went almost every where I wanted.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #5
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i packed mine real tight and put an f150 spring in it and it would chirp around some pavement corners when turning sharp

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