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Old 01-02-2019, 10:31 AM
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I'm looking to improve my trucks traction in winter. I've researched and decided on a LSD for the rear (Ford 8.8) and would also like to put one in the front (Dana 44). My reasoning is less cost, and better road manners. I'm not off-roading or abusing the truck. The worst it will see is running some back roads and driving in the snow. I live in the hills of SW PA and when it snows, I still need to get to work. Any one running this?
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Yes, it was a factory option.

But you'd get more for your money if you spent some time learning how to drive in low-traction conditions first. Read the 2 army manuals linked in this caption:


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And the "4-Wheeling with Ford" brochure in the owner's manual packet.


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It was included in 4WDs through the late 90s-early 00s, so it should be easy to find in local JYs if you don't have it.


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Thanks for the links. I do know how to drive in low traction conditions. I'm 60 years old and driving since I was 14. Where I grew up, live, and learned to drive, it snows in the winter. I watch Pittsburgh local weather and they say no snow within 150 miles, I look out my living room window and it's a white out! I live about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh!
I'm only looking to improve my truck's traction in the snow. Since it was a factory option, I'm sure it will be good. Thanks for your input.
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