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Differntials

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Lil STX Ford, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    Have a F250 '4dr Crew Cab, 2006 6.0 Power stroke with Power Pup on eco/tow, 12 bolt pan (10.5 Sterling diff ), don't haul to heavy and don't really play hard in mud, maybe a bit in snow if anything is big enough to pull me :jester:

    Since this truck is basically 4WD but actually 2WD since Open Diff (non limited slip)
    Should i get the OEM LS , Tru-trac or Auburn ?
    truck plows personal in winter, and is just a put around truck...

    Tks for any input

    Detroit Truetrac Differentials
    http://www.eaton.com/ecm/groups/public/@pub/@eaton/@per/documents/content/ct_126000.jpg

    Auburn Differentials
    http://www.auburngear.com/aftermarket/images/exploded_diff_bkgnd.jpg

    ct_126000.jpg

    exploded_diff_bkgnd.jpg

    5373_243055890467_839250467_8008693_1401119_n.jpg
     
  2. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    the factory units have good highway manners and still come thru when asked to. I'd stick with the factory stuff unless you just got a great deal on one of the other two.
     
  3. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    just an Xtra 50$ for the aftermarket ones.....
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Of your choices I'd recommend the Trutrac over the others. They perform better than the stock Sterling LSD and unlike either the stocker or the Auburn they have no wear parts and do not loosen up as they accumulate miles. Very smooth in operations as well for a daily driven truck. I've installed many.
     
  5. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    Tks B&B
    , got the tru trac priced here In the maritime at dealers 850$, guess I'll save my beer bottles for this toy :)
     
  6. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    id go detroit locker for sure...make sure u get both differentials done!
     
  7. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    if you have an open differential, buy a lock-right. all you do is pull out the stock open differential and gut it (remove cross pin, side gears, and spider gears) and put the lock-right setup in its place. no messing around with resetting up the gears. i got one in my truck and its great. i got it off ebay brand new for like $150.

    you can buy a detriot locker for huge money, then buy new bearings and have the backlash and pre load reset (big $$$). buy the time you are done its well over a grand. maybe close to 2 grand...

    only downfall to the lockright is its only as strong as the stock carrier (cus you are using the stock carrier). but its plenty strong as far as i'm concerned. if you're running huge tires, you'll be pushing the limits of the stock carrier.