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ok sorry guy's , for the internal all the 9.25 chrysler 2006-2010 ram 1500 will work , but if you swap the carrier , you have to swap both axle too, because of the length, the gear i have is cobra gear 4.56 , if you want to keep the zf internal , you have to drill out the ring gear to accept the bigger bolt zf has , and when you put the ring gear to the carrier, the stud that keep the small gear in place did not fit because the ring gear is so huge , you have to grind the tooth a little to put the stud in place, for the detroit locker , you have to take both axle from a 2006-2010 ram 1500 and a detroit locker that fit in a 9.25 rear end chrysler, you cannot use the ring and pinion you actually have because zf is not compatible with detroit a the moment , so you have to buy the older style gear for a 9.25 diff and for the front diff you just have to swap the gear and pinion , no custom fitting need if you have question guy's let me know
Has anybody else tested this with good results to back it up. I have a 2012 express 4x4 and hate my open diff. There are just so few options out there. I will say this theory sounds great if it will work. The great plus is great upgrade potential.
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i have a 2011 ram 1500 with ( previous ZF internal on the rear and chrysler 8.25 on the front ) and i switch all the internal from a 2010 ram , lsd carrier and both axle to have the 4.56 gear, you can do the same for the rear but on the front in 2012 model , you have to swap all the internal too because they soldered the front ring gear on the carrier so no possible gear swap on the front, or just buy a used 2009-2011 front diff and swap the gear and pinion
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The only option for the front is an "open" carrier....yay dodge I also suggest a real locker for the rear.

Aftermarket support is terrible and the support you do have is expensive. May find yourself in another truck sooner than later like this guy!
Why would you need or want a LS/locker in the front?
Only needed for serious/hardcore 4 wheeling. Kind of out of the scope for light weight CAD axles
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Where did you get your axles?
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I kinda had my mind set on a LS for the front of my truck but after reading this thread, I guess I can save my money and use it for something else.
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My 2011 has the 3.55's open diff want to go to 4.10's LSD
Can I just use a LSD Carrier and gears from Chrysler?
Anyone know the part numbers or have experience with this swap?
I also read somewhere in this forum that the 2011 axils have reluctor rings for
the speed sensors where the older 2010 and back versions did not, is this true?

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on 2011 ram i think the speed sensor is in the transmission not in the differential, 2010 and older have the ring on the carrier
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