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Old 12-01-2017, 05:48 PM   #11
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Traction Control took over the need for LSD around 2010. I don't know if it works as well but it should. I don't know if they work well together but it seems like they would.
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The only model I know for sure that had a limited slip as stock was the FX4 Level II.

All the limited slip differentials Iíve looked at said they were compatible with traction control.

Traction control does act like a limited slip but there are some instances where it hurts more than it helps and needs to be turned off in order to get out of whatever you are stuck in.


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Did Ford actually put 'real' traction control in the Rangers? I thought part of the reason for discontinuance was they were going to have to spend serious money on traction/stability control to meet the '12 regulations. And mediocre sales/the 'crunch' the auto industry went through in that period had Ranger as odd man out.

The really good traction controls, e.g. BMWs, make open differentials feel like a pair of lockers. On other hand, Ford puts electric lockers in F-150s...

If I was having to replace the carrier for an LSD one, I think I would be upgrading to 31 spline axles at same time - In for penny, in for pound. (But I would be more likely to swap entire axles.)
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All I can tell you is Ford says itís traction control.

There is an over ride button and it gets over ridden when selecting 4 Low.

When the rear end skips from axle hop, you can hear the brakes cycling and a dash light blinks while itís operating.


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The only model I know for sure that had a limited slip as stock was the FX4 Level II.

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I am pretty sure it was standard (stock) for the 4WD STX to have limited slip in the rear. I know it was in 89. I'm not sure about the other model years.
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I am pretty sure it was standard (stock) for the 4WD STX to have limited slip in the rear. I know it was in 89. I'm not sure about the other model years.


Good to know. Thanks!


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It's been a while ,I just want to thank everybody who provided feedback to my question about the 2010 ranger open diff.
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