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So I pretty much knew I had open diff in rear from the build sheet. But wanted to test it out and see if previous owner upgraded it.
Single wheel wonder in the rear like predicted; which I don't mind in snow. But do go beaching often. But in 4x4, both front wheels spin. Do the front of these trucks have posi or limited slip even if rear doesn't? If that's the case, I'll be OK with open rear. 2014 1500 4x4 .
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The Power Wagon has a locking front diff, it is the only exception. ALL other Rams have open fronts.

An open diff will still spin both tires unless there is a big difference in the amount of traction each tire has
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I have open diff as well. I go soft sand a lot and I don't like open diff. I plan to go with LSD Mopar rear and Arb front!
You guys have any better options/ideas???
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I think it would pretty sweet setup if you can get them for these trucks. I haven't looked much, but don't see much lol. My previous truck was 07 mega with Cummins. Not sure what the previous owners put in, but I never had an issue getting all 4 wheels to turn. Well there was that one time I broke lock washer on free spinning hub, but I don't like talking about lol. But with 37 Toyo MTs, nothing the truck could dig it's way through. I really do prefer my current truck for driving in snow on pavement though. Last truck was white knuckles the whole time on pavement with snow
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The Power Wagon has a locking front diff, it is the only exception. ALL other Rams have open fronts.

An open diff will still spin both tires unless there is a big difference in the amount of traction each tire has
Dang, I did not know that. Wonder why I can spin both fronts and always only the right rear. Tested in both flat surface snow and flat surface grass.
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I have open diff as well. I go soft sand a lot and I don't like open diff. I plan to go with LSD Mopar rear and Arb front!
You guys have any better options/ideas???
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Looks 2010 was last year Arb had anything for 1500s. I wonder why it's taking the aftermarket so long. Makes me want to go back to the diesel world.
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Looks 2010 was last year Arb had anything for 1500s. I wonder why it's taking the aftermarket so long. Makes me want to go back to the diesel world.
I was going to suggest installing a TrackRite Gleason/Torsen type but I see that the AAM website only lists axles for HD trucks.
http://www.demandaam.com/resources/p...0623143855.pdf

The key then is in knowing who supplies the axles used in the 1500 trucks.

This may help as a start... http://aftermarket.auburngear.com/ne...t-zf-rear.html

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I've sent an email to ARB 3 days ago, still waiting for an answer. will let you know as soon as they tell what are my options...
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I was going to suggest installing a TrackRite Gleason/Torsen type but I see that the AAM website only lists axles for HD trucks.
http://www.demandaam.com/resources/p...0623143855.pdf

The key then is in knowing who supplies the axles used in the 1500 trucks.

This may help as a start... http://aftermarket.auburngear.com/ne...t-zf-rear.html

Thunderhorse? Info on the 1500 axles?

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My question is, is this auburn better then mopar lsd, when it comes to off roading?
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