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3wd WTFarp???

Howdy All;

Basic curiosity ... Looked at a build sheet for my truck ('04 F250 w/6.0),
supposed to be 4wd.
Build sheet on pg.2 about 1/2 way down (or up ... your choice), Lists;

Rear Axel Differential {EGJ]..........Rear Axel Less Limited Slip Diff [EGJAB0]
Next line reads;
Rear Axel Package [DZN]...........LESS Rear Axel Package [DZNAA5]

From how I read it looks like I have a 3 wheel drive ?????

Question is ... How/What is best method to bring it to a true 4wd???
Go to a limited slip or a locker type rear end? Trying to stay within my budget
and not have to rob a bank to do it.
My needs are for road driving until I get near the fishin' places here in
Southern New Mexico then with NFS Roads an the like I'd like to have the best
traction I can get to stay out of trouble. Right now a wet blade of grass holds
me.

Thanks for the thoughts.

hank

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i believe all of our trucks are open front diffs with LS in the rear arent they? not real sure. for a true 4x4 youre going to have to look in to the front diff with a locker/ LS
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Vannnce, Howdy;

Please re-read the red print in my orig. post. My fronts work fine
I'm asking about the REAR Diff.
Not yellin' at ya just attempting to re-focus yours and anyone else's thoughts.

Thanks for the rapid reply.

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Climb under the truck and read the tags hanging on the diff cover bolts if you want to know what it is (open/LS). Those will also tell you the gear ratio (if you want to know).
I would suggest a locker if it is an open diff.
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NYC F-350, Howdy;

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Climb under the truck and read the tags hanging on the diff cover bolts if you want to know what it is (open/LS). Those will also tell you the gear ratio (if you want to know).
I would suggest a locker if it is an open diff.
I'm aware of what it is 3:73 ratio, 10.5", 35 spline Ford rear.

Now what did the build sheet mean? Is this what is called an "Open" diff.???
Also, for true 4wd (I don't need the tires hopping around when I corner or
rippin' chunks of tread off the tires when I go around a corner either.

So, ..... what type of REAR DIFF. do I need to locate to give me 2wd instead of the 3wd that I have now?

Thanks for your quick reply as well.

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I'm confused as to what your asking when you say you want true 4wd but looking to get 2wd rather than 3wd

What i DO understand is you want both your rear tires to spin.
Detroit Locker Part eat915a550 - Ford 10.25in./ 10.5in. TrueTrac - - 4 Wheel Parts

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I'm aware of what it is 3:73 ratio, 10.5", 35 spline Ford rear.

Now what did the build sheet mean? Is this what is called an "Open" diff.???
Also, for true 4wd (I don't need the tires hopping around when I corner or
rippin' chunks of tread off the tires when I go around a corner either.

So, ..... what type of REAR DIFF. do I need to locate to give me 2wd instead of the 3wd that I have now?

Thanks for your quick reply as well.

hank
Who cares what a piece of paper says? Crawl under there and read the tags so you KNOW what you have.
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NYC F-350, Howdy;

The only tag under there tells me which gear lube to use.

Why do you think I'm asking about this?
I only have the Right Rear wheel turning when I apply power,
Both Front wheels will turn when engaged and power is applied.
Tells me the paper is correct when it says "Rear Axel LESS Limited Slip Diff"
Is this what ya'll are callin' an "OPEN Diff" ???
Understand that I'm capable of R&Ring parts, I just need to understand the nature of the Beast I'm dealin' with.

I appreciate your time and thoughts,

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Vannnce, Howdy;

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I'm confused as to what your asking when you say you want true 4wd but looking to get 2wd rather than 3wd

What i DO understand is you want both your rear tires to spin.
Detroit Locker Part eat915a550 - Ford 10.25in./ 10.5in. TrueTrac - - 4 Wheel Parts

Detroit true trac. you will be happy
What I meant was I'm lookin' to get BOTH Rear wheels digging instead of 1.
as it stands now with only 1 rear wheel diggin' and both fronts locked in I only have ... in effect ... 3 wheel drive.
I confuse myself sometimes.
Thanks for the link. Stashed it for later ref.

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