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Old 05-12-2014, 09:23 AM   #1
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2wd excursion with open differential.

So I've finally found an Excursion I'm considering purchasing for a tow vehicle, but it may have an open differential. I generally prefer limited slip though. I don't see an issue generally, but then again twisting into some campsites could be a problem. Any thoughts? I assume I could have a limited slip differential put in it.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:36 AM   #2
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The Excursions probably have a good bit more weight in the back to assist with traction, but I've seen more than a few nose heavy diesel Super Duty trucks with open diffs stuck on wet grass.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:37 AM   #3
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We have installed many, look at the tag on the diff. A limited slip will say ie. 3L73 instead of 3.73

Also typically the code will be a letter and number on the door

we have used the powertrax in a few plow trucks with good luck plus you only have to remove the spiders not reset the ring and pinion
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Thanks for the input. I agree it's got some weight on the rear axle. I just don't want to get this thing stuck!
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