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Old 05-26-2009, 06:28 PM
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Stock limited slip rebuild...

Well I couldn't find a drive-train section so move this if needed...

My tires are beginning to get low now and I am felling a desire for wear-like-iron highway tires after having my A/T's. I do need to use my truck off pavement often enough, so here is my situation:

Many on here are pushing the Tru-Trac Limited Slip carrier as their weapon of choice. Being very budget minded, and being I already have a L/S, I have heard you can rebuild the stock Unit to a stronger/tighter spec. Does anyone have any more information on this? Thanks Powerstroke-Gods!
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:59 PM
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I had a locker in my last chevy that actually locked. If I was going to do anything to improve the LS on this Ford it would first be to replace the diff fluid without the LS additive, and then it would be a locking diff upgrade. I don't care if it is an air locker, electric locker, or ratchet style so long as the wheels lock. That was a great deal.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:35 PM
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try this
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:12 AM
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I need to do the same thing, smoke on the pavement, one tire, spin them in the dirt, both tires
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The link above doesn't tell us how to rebuild, just what parts to get. Anyone else done this?

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The Ford LS get a bad wrap because they don't work the way they come from Ford and the reason being is Ford puts way to much friction modifier in the fluid. They call for 8 oz, when I changed my fluid I put 3 oz in and did some tight figure eights, if you have chatter in the rear end you need to add 1 more oz and do it again, do this until the chatter stops. The LS works great now. I have done this to about 6 different PSD's and 5oz was the most any of them took. Most were good with 3-4oz, this is why I never recommend fluid that has the modifier already in it like amsoil.

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oOo I didn't know that. Do you know of any synthetics that don't come with modifier?
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:41 AM
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alright i went to carquest yesterday and picked up some stuff that valvoline makes its full synthetic and doesn't have any additives im gonna give it a try along with that stuff from the stealership
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