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Old 08-22-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
HerkyJerky
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No limited slip in 2006?

I don't see a limited slip rear axle listed as an option on the 2006
Explorer. Only non-limited slips listed. Have they done away with
this and are non effectively getting limited slip with the magic of
differential braking, sorta like traction control?

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Old 08-26-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: No limited slip in 2006?


"HerkyJerky" <FourCamV8@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1124766791.529810.248890@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I don't see a limited slip rear axle listed as an option on the 2006
> Explorer. Only non-limited slips listed. Have they done away with
> this and are non effectively getting limited slip with the magic of
> differential braking, sorta like traction control?
>


AdvanceTrac« w/Roll Stability ControlT, 4-Wheel w/ABS is standard, and I
suspect limited slip interferes with the Roll Stability Control and has
hterefore been dropped. A good traction control system should be better than
a limitied slip, but so far I haven't had the pleasure of driving a vehicle
with a good traction control system.

Ed


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Old 08-26-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: No limited slip in 2006?

My '05 has traction control, automatic four wheel drive and limited
slip. I have often wondered how it could sort out what to do with all
these options. Seems to me limited slip is no longer needed. A lot
of messages in this group talk about whine problems with that rear
axle so that may have something to do with a decision to drop it.

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:28:51 -0400, "C. E. White"
<cewhite3@removemindspring.com> wrote:

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>"HerkyJerky" <FourCamV8@aol.com> wrote in message
>news:1124766791.529810.248890@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> I don't see a limited slip rear axle listed as an option on the 2006
>> Explorer. Only non-limited slips listed. Have they done away with
>> this and are non effectively getting limited slip with the magic of
>> differential braking, sorta like traction control?
>>

>
>AdvanceTrac« w/Roll Stability ControlT, 4-Wheel w/ABS is standard, and I
>suspect limited slip interferes with the Roll Stability Control and has
>hterefore been dropped. A good traction control system should be better than
>a limitied slip, but so far I haven't had the pleasure of driving a vehicle
>with a good traction control system.
>
>Ed
>

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Old 08-26-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: No limited slip in 2006?


"Big Shoe" <j_shoe.removethis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> My '05 has traction control, automatic four wheel drive and limited
> slip. I have often wondered how it could sort out what to do with all
> these options. Seems to me limited slip is no longer needed. A lot
> of messages in this group talk about whine problems with that rear
> axle so that may have something to do with a decision to drop it.


I looked at the ordering guide for a 2005 Explorer and it claims limited
slip wasn't available in 2005 either (see
http://www.downsford.com/order_guide...er%20Guide.pdf ).
Are you sure you have limited slip? The '04 ordering guide lists the limited
slip as an option, but not with Advance Trac. Advance Trac with Stability
Control was made standard for the 2005 model year, the same as for 2006.

Ed


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Old 08-26-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: No limited slip in 2006?

Not really sure - my '05 has the trailer towing package and I thought
limited slip was part of that, but may be wrong.

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 20:58:17 GMT, "C. E. White"
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>"Big Shoe" <j_shoe.removethis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:8fpug1pam745m9qe22ekeqoar0uutafcv0@4ax.com...
>> My '05 has traction control, automatic four wheel drive and limited
>> slip. I have often wondered how it could sort out what to do with all
>> these options. Seems to me limited slip is no longer needed. A lot
>> of messages in this group talk about whine problems with that rear
>> axle so that may have something to do with a decision to drop it.

>
>I looked at the ordering guide for a 2005 Explorer and it claims limited
>slip wasn't available in 2005 either (see
>http://www.downsford.com/order_guide...er%20Guide.pdf ).
>Are you sure you have limited slip? The '04 ordering guide lists the limited
>slip as an option, but not with Advance Trac. Advance Trac with Stability
>Control was made standard for the 2005 model year, the same as for 2006.
>
>Ed
>

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Old 08-26-2005, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: No limited slip in 2006?

I can certainly see why you might drop it from a design standpoint, if
you have traction control already available. This
stability/rollover/traction control thing must be one nightmare of a
control system to model and implement. Not having the clutch-pack
action as a variable might simplify things slightly. Its also cheaper.

Thanks.

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