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Old 12-19-2016, 07:02 PM   #1
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Any reason NOT to get the limited slip rear?

Any thing a non-limited slip does better than a limited slip? Just curious.

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Old 12-19-2016, 07:21 PM   #2
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Gets you stuck better, gets less traction better that's a couple things off hand
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:31 PM   #3
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Open won't push the front end around on slick surfaces but expect to use 4x4 more often with open differentials. If you're 2wd don't even consider open. Can't say I've ever had fun driving a 1 wheel wonder.....
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:34 PM   #6
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Open won't push the front end around on slick surfaces but expect to use 4x4 more often with open differentials. If you're 2wd don't even consider open. Can't say I've ever had fun driving a 1 wheel wonder.....
I thought I read something about open being possibly better in ice/snow on road because the back wont slide out. My truck has everything I wanted, except the LS. Sometimes you take what you can get.

Is it expensive to add aftermarket?

Though lately I've done more ice/snow driving than I have in years and this truck has been 100% solid in 4x4 auto. Even the stock 265-70-20's have been great in the snow and on the ice. Better even than the BFG's KO2's and Nitto Terrra's I've had. Though I've never had a 4x4 auto setting either... (I wouldn't want to use them off road though for sure!

Maybe it's the 8 speed? Maybe the transfer case? Maybe the computer? Maybe the 3.92 gearing? Maybe all that... But seriously this thing just goes while others are spinning into ditches! And no wandering around either.
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I thought I read something about open being possibly better in ice/snow on road because the back wont slide out. My truck has everything I wanted, except the LS. Sometimes you take what you can get.
That's true. With open diff one wheel spins and the other maintains traction. Both wheels have to slip for the back to step out. My Mitsubishi is a lot easier to handle on snowy roads for this reason but it's in 4wd a lot more because it won't go in 2wd. The truck I just have to drive with an egg under my foot on the gas pedal. It won't turn in 4wd when it's slick.
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I've only had issues with lockers, they will certainly point the front. Using a TruTrac there are no issues. 8spd and 3:92 is perfect IMO. Well done.
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I've only had issues with lockers, they will certainly point the front. Using a TruTrac there are no issues. 8spd and 3:92 is perfect IMO. Well done.
Yeah, with a 2wd you won't. The turning problem comes with a 4wd as they are timed for straight line. When the front has to travel farther as while turning something has to slip. The open differential in the front causes 1 tire to break traction and then it's 2 tires (rear) to 1 (front). That makes the front push with 4wd locked. The rear will step out and spin you around if you aren't careful with LSD in slick conditions. I personally find the truck more fun in snow. The Mitsubishi I just put in 4wd and forget about it. The truck I have to lock in and out depending on if I need to turn or not
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Well I satiated my desire for a limited slip rear axle... I also upgraded my transfer case to a BW 44-47, got 4:10 gears, a solid front axle, 30 second oil filter changes with no mess or baggies, and a limited slip.

The 6.4L is a BEAST! I don't rock crawl so I didn't need a Power Wagon, but I do off road a bit getting firewood, etc, so the BW 44-44 wasn't going to work for me long term.

The 4x4 Off Road Package is EXACTLY what I wanted, and I am thrilled that Ram did such a thing on the 2500.

So my 1500 +$4500 more got me a 2500 6.4L 4x4 Off road. My only wish is that they still made it in a QUAD cab, but what the hey.

The BW 44-44 was AWESOME in the 4 inches of snow we have had on the roads every 3 days for the past 3 weeks, but like I said long term those clutches would have roasted fast come firewood season.

I've had this new truck about 3 hours now, with a whopping 21 miles on it, but this is pure

Now I need to get me some 0w40 Penzoil Ultra Platinum... Amazon is sold out right at the moment, I wonder why?
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