there is a tag on the rear end, and also under hood that should tell you
what axle and whether it is ASD (Anti Spin Differential) or not.
you can also take your vin to your local dealer's parts department and ask
for a print out of factory options.
Yeah - if your limited slip is worn to the point that it functions like an
open diff, then it won't work. Otherwise, it works just fine.
Ya ever figure out how to fit an 8.25" ring gear into an 8" carrier?
Not on a GM GovLoc it may well look open when in fact it works fine.
Like I said it is not 100%. Kinda a better test for a Dodge is to jack
up both rear wheel and with tranny in neutral when you spin one tire,
the other will goes same direction and match it. If it goes in reverse
it is open.
Yes I was just saying that not all LSD's act the same. In theory
since Dodge uses the same AAM axle in a some trucks as GM does (GM did
first) that they "could" in theory anyway have a GovLoc in them.
(whether by a total screw up or after market) Not likely but still
possible though very remote indeed.
Okay, I'll concede that point. If someone were drunk off his butt at the
assembly plant, and accidentally shipped a rear axle for a Colorado down to
Saltillo, AND another Chrysler worker were similarly drunk off HIS butt, and
installed that axle under a Dakota, then maybe - just MAYBE - some poor Dak
driver would jack up one rear tire, turn it freely, and feel he got ripped
off by his dealer for installing an open diff when he paid for an LSD.
Of course, this would have to happen during a stampede of elephants on the
4th of July, between the hours of 3:45 and 4:15, during a hail storm, with
one baby zebra.... but it COULD happen :)
By the way - does 8.25" equal 8.0" yet? Just checking....
I've got a 2001 RAM (RWD) that was ordered with limited-slip.
When I turn a corner from a standing stop, the rear tires frequently
squeal a little, and feel like they want to hop, so I'm thinking that
I really do have limited slip, although when driving off road or on
snow/slush during the winter I find I don't have the traction I think
I should have when driving on, say, wet/soggy terrain.
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