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Hi all,

I'm brand new to owning a truck. I got my rebel without the LSD option as i was told by many people that If i'm not planning on off-roading much then stick with the open diff. Well after 3 weeks of owning it, i'm already tired of spinning when with one tire when i hit a patch of ice. Living up here in canada we get a lot of patchy icy roads.

What are my options? I've been calling places and most places are charging me 1500.00 to replace the whole diff. Do i need to replace the whole diff or is there some easier way to get LSD?
 

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there is no cheap way to do it after the fact. but why do you really want the lsd? are you having problems getting traction to move? is the on demand 4wd not getting you going?
 

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Switching to 4x4 on the fly is nifty, I would have to get use of doing that instead. My previous vehicle was an AWD lol. Guess I got lazy.
 

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First truck? Nice.

Whoever told you to stay with an open diff in a truck must be sport car owners or SUV soccer moms/dads. 4WD on ice is tricky unless you want to test your driving skills through the ditch. These trucks have a locking transfer case. In 4wd you will slide on ice if not driven properly. A truck is a whole new driving experience compared to a car. Especially real 4wd vs anything else. Traction control can only do so much.

Like modru2004 said, there is no cheap way to change a diff. I spent $700 putting a Ford Racing Carbon Fibre limited slip in my 2004 F-150. Best thing I ever did. My Rebel was ordered with the limited slip. I wouldn't own a truck without at least that. I think it was a $550 option.

I'd check out how much it is for the dealership you deal with to install the LSD option. You might get lucky and be able to get some money off for the original but I doubt it. Not many people are looking for an open diff if they are changing it. Aftermarket is going to cost you. If you want to go that route I'd recommend something along the lines of a Detroit locker.

Good luck!
 

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First truck? Nice.

Whoever told you to stay with an open diff in a truck must be sport car owners or SUV soccer moms/dads. 4WD on ice is tricky unless you want to test your driving skills through the ditch. These trucks have a locking transfer case. In 4wd you will slide on ice if not driven properly. A truck is a whole new driving experience compared to a car. Especially real 4wd vs anything else. Traction control can only do so much.

Like modru2004 said, there is no cheap way to change a diff. I spent $700 putting a Ford Racing Carbon Fibre limited slip in my 2004 F-150. Best thing I ever did. My Rebel was ordered with the limited slip. I wouldn't own a truck without at least that. I think it was a $550 option.

I'd check out how much it is for the dealership you deal with to install the LSD option. You might get lucky and be able to get some money off for the original but I doubt it. Not many people are looking for an open diff if they are changing it. Aftermarket is going to cost you. If you want to go that route I'd recommend something along the lines of a Detroit locker.

Good luck!
Mopar and Auburn Gear are the only options for LSD in our truck so far. 9.25ZF

That being said I have reached out to Eaton to inquire if they will be looking at making a Detriot Truetrac for the 9.25ZF..

I ordered my truck with a 3.21 (on purpose) but still want to add LSD..

basically you would be looking at whatever the LSD costs (Mopar is in around 550 bucks) and probably another 500 to have it installed...

Mopar LSD


Detroit Truetrac (Won't work on our trucks though)
 

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Mopar and Auburn Gear are the only options for LSD in our truck so far. 9.25ZF

That being said I have reached out to Eaton to inquire if they will be looking at making a Detriot Truetrac for the 9.25ZF..

I ordered my truck with a 3.21 (on purpose) but still want to add LSD..

basically you would be looking at whatever the LSD costs (Mopar is in around 550 bucks) and probably another 500 to have it installed...
Still cheaper than Op's quote of $1500. Are you going with the Mopar Limited Slip Differential? Or is Detroit Truetrac coming out with one for the Rebel?
 

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Still cheaper than Op's quote of $1500. Are you going with the Mopar Limited Slip Differential? Or is Detroit Truetrac coming out with one for the Rebel?
I don't know if Eaton is going to release anything. but I can't imagine that they would skip making them for the 9.25ZF..

I will likely put on the mopar one for the time being. I don't tow and went with 3.21's.. initially the canadian site didn't even let you chose anything but 3.21's... then you could chose the LSD and the 3.21 stayed checked off.. when I went to order they told me that they couldn't get the LSD on the 3.21.. so meh.. it's not that difficult a swap.. and people are describing the mopar LSD as a lunchbox diff.. so thought I could get something better.. (like a locker).. but nothing is out there... was VERY surprised since it's been a few years since the 9.25zf brought into the ram 1500 build...

Winter is over.. so I have all summer to deal with it.
 

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First truck? Nice.

Whoever told you to stay with an open diff in a truck must be sport car owners or SUV soccer moms/dads. 4WD on ice is tricky unless you want to test your driving skills through the ditch. These trucks have a locking transfer case. In 4wd you will slide on ice if not driven properly. A truck is a whole new driving experience compared to a car. Especially real 4wd vs anything else. Traction control can only do so much.

Like modru2004 said, there is no cheap way to change a diff. I spent $700 putting a Ford Racing Carbon Fibre limited slip in my 2004 F-150. Best thing I ever did. My Rebel was ordered with the limited slip. I wouldn't own a truck without at least that. I think it was a $550 option.

I'd check out how much it is for the dealership you deal with to install the LSD option. You might get lucky and be able to get some money off for the original but I doubt it. Not many people are looking for an open diff if they are changing it. Aftermarket is going to cost you. If you want to go that route I'd recommend something along the lines of a Detroit locker.

Good luck!
Mopar and Auburn Gear are the only options for LSD in our truck so far. 9.25ZF

That being said I have reached out to Eaton to inquire if they will be looking at making a Detriot Truetrac for the 9.25ZF..

I ordered my truck with a 3.21 (on purpose) but still want to add LSD..

basically you would be looking at whatever the LSD costs (Mopar is in around 550 bucks) and probably another 500 to have it installed...

Mopar LSD


Detroit Truetrac (Won't work on our trucks though)
What did Detroit say about the locker? I've been hoping they'll release one
 

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Hello everyone! I'm brand new to the forum, but have enjoyed reading everyone's posts on their modifications and experiences with the Rebel. I just placed my order for one two weeks ago. Of course, now that my order has been placed, I realized I forgot to add the ASD option on my build. I called my dealer to try to modify my order, but he claims that it is too late to make the change as the build had already began.

I don't plan to do any major off-road driving or much heavy towing, but I do live in Missouri with snow and ice. Is the lack of ASD worthy of me canceling the order? Has anyone else had experience with their dealer claiming it is already too late to modify things? While it is certainly my brain "fart" forgetting to add it, I would have hoped he could change things up since I still have 4+ weeks before delivery (and I'm on no time constraint to even get it by then if I needed to wait longer).

Thanks, in advance, for your insight!
 

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did you put any money down on the truck? I've never ordered one so I'm not sure if you have to or not. If you haven't, I'd just forget about it and go order a new one from a different dealership.
 

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So checking around, dealer wants wants $5000.00 to install it. Apparently i need to change the diff and a transmission shop around town known for very woodwork wants $1500. he also said i need to change the diff. Reading around on the forums it seems people are doing it without changing the diff. I have the 3.92 not sure if that makes any difference.
 

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Your only option right now without changing the complete differential assembly would be a "lunchbox" style locker.
 
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