BellyUp, I am running welded dif's front and rear and I have never had a problem like you describe in snow or heavy mud. And I see plenty of mud and steep hills here in Tennessee. Only time I have ever had a problem with the rear sliding is under braking on steep downhills.Originally posted by BellyUp:
In the snow a spool'd rear could cause you to spin rear to front in the snow or heavy mud. But I doubt it would affect you on anything else.[/QB]
Thats right.Originally posted by Qbert:
<STRONG>Spool here never a problem.</STRONG>
I'm pretty sure the design of the locker is such that it will never allow a tire to underrun the other - only match or overrunIf you happen to be turning a corner going downhill, the locker will allow one wheel to underrun (instead of overrun as in the case when under drivetrain power)
Originally posted by Madmarx:
<STRONG>BellyUp, I am running welded dif's front and rear and I have never had a problem like you describe in snow or heavy mud. And I see plenty of mud and steep hills here in Tennessee. Only time I have ever had a problem with the rear sliding is under braking on steep downhills.
CJ7 with 38's and stuff</STRONG>
Too steep to climb,I don't think so,I went up and down Red cone,no problem for a Locked FJ-40.Originally posted by marcotheman:
<STRONG>Thanks for the input.
I am from central Colorado, and maybe if some of you guys have wheeled CO you might have heard of Red Cone road. It's a road that goes to the top of Red Cone Peak, when you decend the peak it's a one way road, down a ridge just wide enough for a vehicle, and it's to steep to climb. Anyway this past summer there were three jeeps that went off the edge and killed some people. From what I heard was that all the jeeps that went over had rear lockers. I was just wondering if this was driver error or if it had something to do with the rear being locked.
I am not worried about myself because I am going to put a detroit in the rear of my jeep, but I am a college student and as many of you might know, well funds are usually kinda scarce.
Thanks again for the input. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
better not get lockers they are far to dangerous for <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0">'s to have. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">Originally posted by marcotheman:
<STRONG>Someone told me that if you are going down an extremely steep hill with a locker in the back that it can cause the back end of your jeep to slide one way or the other. Anybody ever had this happen to them, or anybody have a thought on this?</STRONG>