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Old 06-26-2011, 10:29 PM
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If you want to spend the time doing the research, find the info on Dodge's part number assignment for the LSD rear end.

What will be cheaper and easier to do is to get a new set of gears in an LSD configuration that will fit your differential. This is also a perfect time to upgrade to a better gear, say 3.73's 3.92's or 4.11's
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ya i know i have a 3.55 gear ratio with a open diff. so would it be easier and cheaper to buy the lsd kit off ebay and just put it in my rear end? or go find a whole rear end at a junk yard and swap the whole thing?
would i need the ring pinion gears off ebay or the whole lsd thing thats 300 bucks or so?
it's cheaper to just buy the LSD off ebay, it's around 383 bucks and you can use the same ring gear and pinion from the old one, it's just the differential your swapping. go on ebay and search "chrysler 9.25 posi" and it will show you all the differentials you can use everything from the yukon to the original mopar differential. you just remove the c clip and then pop out the axle shafts then the differential falls out, you then remove the ring gear then put it on the posi trac differential torque the bolts to 115 ft/lbs. then put the shafts back in and clips etc... then just put the cover on with a new gasket, add some additive then gear oil and then do some burn outs :P...

put yea it's just cheaper to buy the LSD off ebay. buying a used differential from the junk yard wouldn't make sense.
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it's cheaper to just buy the LSD off ebay, it's around 383 bucks and you can use the same ring gear and pinion from the old one, it's just the differential your swapping. go on ebay and search "chrysler 9.25 posi" and it will show you all the differentials you can use everything from the yukon to the original mopar differential. you just remove the c clip and then pop out the axle shafts then the differential falls out, you then remove the ring gear then put it on the posi trac differential torque the bolts to 115 ft/lbs. then put the shafts back in and clips etc... then just put the cover on with a new gasket, add some additive then gear oil and then do some burn outs :P...

put yea it's just cheaper to buy the LSD off ebay. buying a used differential from the junk yard wouldn't make sense.
ok i think thats what ill do then. and ya maddog that was going to be my next question. what gear ratio should i get? cause this is pretty sluggish with the 3.55 and i cant even break my tires loose! but i do have 35" mickey tompsons on her. but any way what do u guys recomend i get for a gear ratio? 3.73 3.92 or 4.11? and if i do change the gears in the back ill have to do the one in the front also correct?
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ok i think thats what ill do then. and ya maddog that was going to be my next question. what gear ratio should i get? cause this is pretty sluggish with the 3.55 and i cant even break my tires loose! but i do have 35" mickey tompsons on her. but any way what do u guys recomend i get for a gear ratio? 3.73 3.92 or 4.11? and if i do change the gears in the back ill have to do the one in the front also correct?
Well think of it like this, the lower the axle ratio the better gas mileage. The higher the ratio the more power and essentially the more you can tow. Go to a 3.92 to 4.11, you will find 4 and 5's stock on the diesels.
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Well think of it like this, the lower the axle ratio the better gas mileage. The higher the ratio the more power and essentially the more you can tow. Go to a 3.92 to 4.11, you will find 4 and 5's stock on the diesels.
so if i get a 3.92 or 4.11 that should help out with my sluggish problem right? and i should have alot more power to be able to do a burnout. cause i can not burn out with this truck for the life of me! and i have a cai and exhaust and i still cannot burnout!

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so if i get a 3.92 or 4.11 that should help out with my sluggish problem right? and i should have alot more power to be able to do a burnout. cause i can not burn out with this truck for the life of me! and i have a cai and exhaust and i still cannot burnout!
You should be able to do a burn out with a 3.55, I've seen em done on church vans for the sake of god haha. But yea if you up the axle ratio then you will have a little more power to the ground. It might help with moving it faster, if you have high miles don't do burn outs cause the friction and steels are pretty worn. But anyways, you should be able to do a burn out, floor it and you'll see lol. But yea, LSD, maybe clean the engine up a bit to make sure you can get as much performance off stock as you can, perhaps have a transmission fluid flush. Got to take more of the engine and tranny and differential more then the exhaust and paint... But yea man you could do a burn out not a problem with a higher gear ratio, look at the diesel dodges on youtube do burn outs. They're fun to watch
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You should be able to do a burn out with a 3.55, I've seen em done on church vans for the sake of god haha. But yea if you up the axle ratio then you will have a little more power to the ground. It might help with moving it faster, if you have high miles don't do burn outs cause the friction and steels are pretty worn. But anyways, you should be able to do a burn out, floor it and you'll see lol. But yea, LSD, maybe clean the engine up a bit to make sure you can get as much performance off stock as you can, perhaps have a transmission fluid flush. Got to take more of the engine and tranny and differential more then the exhaust and paint... But yea man you could do a burn out not a problem with a higher gear ratio, look at the diesel dodges on youtube do burn outs. They're fun to watch
well the truck has 220,000 miles. motor and trans has about 70k and i cant do a dam burnout! the guy did tell me it has the heavy duty trans in it if that makes any difference. and it feels way more sluggish then my buddies truck. but his is a 98 and has the 360 in it so i figured that was why.
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well the truck has 220,000 miles. motor and trans has about 70k and i cant do a dam burnout! the guy did tell me it has the heavy duty trans in it if that makes any difference. and it feels way more sluggish then my buddies truck. but his is a 98 and has the 360 in it so i figured that was why.
The 360 only has like 20-30 more HP. Your transmission might need a good band adjustment. You should be able to do a burn out. I mean like... you should just be able to, it's odd to not be able to. I've seen Dodge Ram Van's with the 318 do it all stock. Well first try changing out the differential, maybe that will help
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well the truck has 220,000 miles. motor and trans has about 70k and i cant do a dam burnout! the guy did tell me it has the heavy duty trans in it if that makes any difference. and it feels way more sluggish then my buddies truck. but his is a 98 and has the 360 in it so i figured that was why.
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thats a wicked burn out!
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