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Old 07-03-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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Lsd additive vs. Differential modifier

Hey everyone. I'm going to change my diff fluid today & have been studying Chris 4X4's write-up. I ended up getting some lsd additive, but noticed even though I got the same brand of additive as what is seen in Chris's write up, the label says: "Differential Friction Modifier" rather than "Limited Slip Additive." Does anyone know what the difference may be? Should I go after the "Additive?" or will the "Modifier" work just the same?" Any help is greatly appreciated...
BTW-- Chris & Brian, excellent right up! It persuaded me to overcome my reluctance to attempt this service.You guys are great!
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:07 AM   #2
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Hey everyone. I'm going to change my diff fluid today & have been studying Chris 4X4's write-up. I ended up getting some lsd additive, but noticed even though I got the same brand of additive as what is seen in Chris's write up, the label says: "Differential Friction Modifier" rather than "Limited Slip Additive." Does anyone know what the difference may be? Should I go after the "Additive?" or will the "Modifier" work just the same?" Any help is greatly appreciated...
BTW-- Chris & Brian, excellent right up! It persuaded me to overcome my reluctance to attempt this service.You guys are great!
Umm...well....

It says on the bottle:
Meets OEM Recommendations for Limited Slip differentials GM, FORD, & Chrysler.

Did you read the information on the back? Perhaps it'll give you some exact information, like what type or whatever. Does it meet Toyota recommendations per your owners manual?
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Good eye Jan, I noticed "GM; Chrysler" (After the fact). I think I'll probably go see if I can find something that has "Toyota" name on it just to be on the safe side. Thanks

Still wondering what the difference between "Modifier" & "Additive" is though...
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Still wondering what the difference between "Modifier" & "Additive" is though...
I personally think it's the same... but with differences in manufacturers and how the LSD's are made - it's probably better off to go with something you know is recommended for your truck.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:27 PM   #6
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Toyota uses the GM stuff in their LSD diffs. The stuff Brian and I have in the pic is the best stuff to use.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:41 PM   #7
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dumb question, how do i tell if i have a lsd? reason im asking is i plan on changing the rear diff a t case oil. thanks in advance!
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:43 PM   #8
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dumb question, how do i tell if i have a lsd? reason im asking is i plan on changing the rear diff a t case oil. thanks in advance!
You should have a sticker on the rear diff, or it will say in the glove box.
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dumb question, how do i tell if i have a lsd?


well it can vary by person but if you can see the grass growing, its raining blood, you just saw a worm swallow the bird whole, and for some reason your friend is puking up rainbows... or something like that... i would say your probably on lsd









...oh wait you said HAVE lsd... sorry can't help
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:58 PM   #10
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nothing in glove box, worn out sticker on rear diff but looks like it was a bar code sticker, not the red and silver lsd sticker. do tacos still have lsd if they have the locker which i have?
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:02 PM   #11
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nothing in glove box, worn out sticker on rear diff but looks like it was a bar code sticker, not the red and silver lsd sticker. do tacos still have lsd if they have the locker which i have?
I didnt see you had an 04. You dont have the LS diff.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #12
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so i dont need any additives for my oil?
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:17 PM   #13
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so i dont need any additives for my oil?
Nope! Use your favorite slippery stuff, and enjoy.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:19 PM   #14
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thanks a ton!

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I bought this same stuff too. When I got it home I noticed the GM, Ford, Chrysler note.
I called the manufacture and they said it would be fine to use. I did it last week and all seems to be well.

Note: The fill bolt was a beotch to get loose. I had to use a long breaker bar.

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