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hey guys im pretty sure my trucks got the old 1 tire fryer open rear. its a 94 1500 4x4 i spend a decent bit of time in the junkyards, so how could i designate the limited slip or posi rear in a second gen ram? would it be worth it to get a locker or something for the rear i have instead? if so what locker or other traction assist mechanism? i do a decent bit of offroading so the extra traction would be pretty nice! thanks guys!
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If you do quite a bit of offroading, a locker is night and day, head and shoulders, way better than a limited slip. Don't know what is available to fit your application or your budget though. I like selectables, with a preference towards ARB. That would be the most expensive option (if available for your application). On down to a lunchbox locker on the cheap end, which would be okay if you aren't running big tires and mashing the pedal a lot.

On a long wheelbase, really nothing wrong with a good old Detroit either, super strong and reliable, no air lines or wires to mess with, it just works.

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P.S... Axles in the junkyard should have factory axle tags with the gear ratio and maybe a code for a LSD. But if nothing else, you can usually just pull the cover and see what's in there.

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its getting 33s i dont know if yall define them as "big tires" but theyre pretty standard around here. im 17 so the pedal gets mashed.... alot. its the shortest truck available (reg cab. 6 foot bed) i would like a locker in the rear. what do you gotta do to install one?
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Sounds like you might be a candidate for a lunchbox locker. They are the least expensive to buy and the easiest to install. Basically, you just drop it in the carrier to replace the spider gears. No ring and pinion or bearing setup to mess with. I think a guy with no differential experience but reasonable mechanical aptitude and a garden variety of mechanics tools can install a lunchbox on his own no problem.

They aren't the strongest, but 33's aren't a big tire either. As long as you use just a little bit of common sense with the go pedal, I think it would work fine for you. And totally kick the snot out of a limited slip offroad.

Here's one that I think fits your truck. I'm sure there are others but the Spartan has a decent reputation as far as lunchboxes go.

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