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LSD for Dana 44

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Lone136, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Lone136

    Lone136 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Well, I put new 4,56 gears in the rear last week in my 1500 Ram and I feel like a have a new truck. The question now is before I have the new gears installed in the front do you think I should go ahead and install a LSD in the dana 44 along with the new 4,56 gears? I am running 35.s with a 7.6 HD fisher. Did well with the 355 gears, but can't wait to see how it feels with 4.56 gears. Input please.

    I also did a vortex spray in bed liner Sat night.I do it to everyones elses truck so it was my turn to take care of my Ram for a change
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    for snow conditions if you ask me and lots of offroad guys . . . go selectable like arb air locker or somthing along those lines.

    full locked all the time tends to make the truck steer real hard and require hydro assist conversion . also makes the truck wana slide sideways if on a side slope of a hill or lot.

    i have seen and drivin in both open and locked or posi and its not fun in the snow for reg everyday use.

    my current offroad build thats geared to run offroad and play in lots of snow i had full lockers for it then read up on lots of guys wishing thay had the option in the front to unlock and go back to open diff. so i sold my lockers and got 2 arb air lockers.

    yes arb is a lot of money but well worth it in my book and others also feel the same.

    but if you still want posi in the front dont do the trac-loc thay are week and wear out kind of fast. nicknamed trash-loc.

    go with the power-loc if you can get one. much better and full reman is easy on them.

    also posi or locker in front on 1/2 and 3/4 ton axles = much faster death to axle wheel u-joints.

    and for what its worth i run open front and posi rear in my setup with 4.10 and 35" tires on a 8ft or 9ft fisher blade . no problems to speek of yet.
  3. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 358

    I agree with selectable for the front, nothing worse than having both wheels locked on a slippery road.
  4. Lone136

    Lone136 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Well it seems I will have to start saving more pennys. I just can't aford a selectable at this time
  5. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Put a Detroit True-trac in that 44. It is a limited slip and handles awesome in the snow! I put one in the 44 I had in the front of my old 98 Astro. It never pulled weird when locked in 4x4 and I also plowed with it. They are a lot less than the selectables.