How do I know if my Jeep has limited slip differential?

The easiest way to tell if you have an open differential is to jack up the car and spin one of the rear tires. If the other wheel spins in the opposite direction, you have an open differential. If it spins in the same direction, you have a limited slip differential, or LSD.

How do I know if my Dodge Ram has a limited slip?

Raise rear end off of the ground. Now spin a tire, and watch the tire on the other side of the truck. If the other tire spins the same direction as the tire you are turning, you have a limited slip. If the other tire spins the OPPOSITE direction then you have an open differential.

How do I know if my Dana 44 is a limited slip?

There should be another tag that says “FM required”. Alternatively, jack up the rear and spin one tire with your hand. If the other tire spins in the same direction, you have limited slip. If it doesn’t, then you either don’t have LS or it’s shot.

Does Jeep Wrangler have limited slip?

Jeep limited slip differentials combine the benefits of an open and a locked differential. They are less common on Wranglers than open differentials. A limited slip differential was a factory option and is also sold as an aftermarket upgrade. It is designed to act like an open differential in most driving conditions.

Which Jeep models have locking differentials?

Within the Jeep Wrangler lineup, the Rubicon edition comes with true locking differentials.

Is a Dana 44 limited slip?

The majority of Corvette and Viper Dana 44 IRS set ups use a limited slip differential. Jaguar first used the Dana 44 in an IRS in 1961 for the Jaguar E-type as well as other models. It was used through 1996 (Jaguar IRS Article).

What’s better limited slip or posi?

The limited-slip differential is similar to the positraction differential, but allows the wheel with traction to have only a limited amount of greater power than the wheel that is slipping. A limited-slip differential will prevent the tire with less traction from separately spinning. …

How much power can a Dana 44 handle?

Your Dana 44 will handle 500 hp no problem, and with an axle and spool upgrade w/girdle cover and tubes welded to the centersection will handle 700 hp+.

Is a Dana 44 a 1 ton axle?

The Dana 44 is also a heavy axle, but it’s significantly lighter than a Dana 60. The ring gear on the Dana 44 measures anywhere from 8.5 to 8.8 inches depending on the truck. The Dana 44 gear ratio ranges from 2.72:1 to 5.89:1. The Dana 60 ranges from 3.31:1 all the way up to 7.17:1.

How heavy is a Dana 44?

Dana AxlesModelWeightDana 44 Front (full sized)158lbsDana 44 Rear (full sized)140lbsDana 60 Semi-Float210lbs23

What gear ratio is a Dana 44?

Dana 44: These are the beefier axles found on the rear of all Wrangler models now with either a 3.21 or 3.73 gear ratio. The Dana 44 ring gear size is 8 ½ inches. Rubicon models come standard with a 4.10 rear gear ratio and also use a Dana 44 axle in the front with either a 3.73 or 4.10 gear ratio.

How do you tell if you have a Dana 50 or 60?

The 60 will have the number “248” cast in the web on the center chunk (248mm ring gear). The 50 will have a “229” cast in the web.

Are Dana 50 and 60 hubs the same?

Spindle, wheelbearing hubs, and lockouts are the same. Brakes for ’95-97 Dana 60. Balljoints are the same.

How do I know if I have a front axle on a Dana 60?

There are front and rear versions of the Dana 60. It can be readily identified by its straight axle tubes, 10 bolt asymmetrical cover, and a “60” cast in to the housing. Gross axle weight ratings are often lowered by the vehicle manufacturer for safety and tire reasons.