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Old 07-17-2011, 06:44 PM   #1
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Trac lock in a FORD B2 TTB

I hope you guys don't mind me butting in on your forum but I need Wrangler info.
I have a 90 Bronco 2 with an Explorer 4.0L SOHC, Dana 35 TTB front axle, FORD 8.8 w/ Detoit locker rear. I want to add a limited slip to my dana 35 TTB front axel to keep it street worthy. I understand that the 1986-1996 Wrangler offered a limited slip dana 35 rear. I want to take that LS and drop it in my Dana 35 TTB. I'll be visiting a local bone yards that has 10s of jeeps to pick through. To locate the correct axle it would be good to have the right code. If anyone knows the code that jeep used to identify a limited slip on either or both the build tag or the diff tag, It would be appriciated. I know how to identify an LS with the wheels off the ground, unfortunately allot of the jeeps in the yard are sitting on the axles in the mud.

Like I said in my new member post. FORD built jeeps along with Willys back in the day. I would like to believe there's still a conection here.

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Old 07-17-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Actually Ford and Bantam competed, and built together, the first jeeps for the US military (20-30's).

Ford actually predates Willys. Willys started cranking out the first civilian jeeps (CJ) I believe.

All being said, welcome. I had a pair of 44's but not LS and the Dana/Spicer numbers aren't always indicative of LS.

Someone has the right answer, hang in there.

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In what is said in your intro post. more XJs came with LSD 35 then YJs. simple way yo test is jack up the rear axle and spin a tire. if the spin in the same direction then that axle has a LSD or locker. the pull it. that being said traction adders and dana 35s are not friends.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:14 PM   #4
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This may help get you started...
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for the information.... I'll be visiting my local bone yard in the next few days to see what I can find. Accordong to the link from CJ7otr, the 35 was a weak link in the Jeep's drive train. In my case where I have a 35 frontend and a FORD 8.8 in the rear, I should be fine for the level of 4 wheeling I do. I'll let you know what I find.

It was kinda sad knowing that Bantum, the inventor of the Jeep, ended up only building the trailers and FORD and Willys built the Jeeps that towed them. Bantum didn't have the manufacturing to produce the large numbers required by the US military.

I read in another forum where a jeep guy was installing a FORD Dana 35 TTB in his Jeep. Never heard how that worked out. But this is what I'm trying to accomplish minus the full locker in the front.

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