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Posted 22 December 2003 - 12:55 AM
My idea for it is you put it in 4LO for the occasional "Whoops", not driving, that's what 4
HI is for
Posted 22 December 2003 - 01:01 AM
Posted 22 December 2003 - 01:55 AM
Posted 22 December 2003 - 02:00 AM
Posted 22 December 2003 - 02:53 AM
they are more similar to a welded diff than a lsd ever could be.
a detroit is always engaged. except like on corners on pavement. you'll hear a load clunk as the mechanical portion disengages. but it takes a hell of a lot of differential forces to disengage it. no wheelspin required. otherwise they are locked solid. my dad and family in their 4wd's have been using them for years. locked, that's why they are popular in jeeps and offroad rigs. if they required wheelspin to engage, they wouldn't use them. they are a far superior design to welding the diff. and even more superior design than posi or lsd diffs
a true posi-traction is a limited slip. it was a name brand from older either dana axles or ford axles. all it is, is a limited slip. clutches and all that crap. no true locking device. it just helps keep them together at the same speed but gives fairly easily. just like a lsd. an lsd is a knock off of an original posi-traction idea. look at the auburn posi designs for truck axles. hmmm kind of funny how all it is, is a limited slip. no true locking device. all it does is help get positive traction to both wheels. major misconception of what a posi is!!
a lsd is not locked all the time it slips all the time. that's why you don't get chatter around corners. like a welded diff..... but it resists the slipping effect.
i'm not the one to argue with about locking differentials. i've been into 4wheeling with other types of vehicles for too long. and helping modify solid axled vehicles since i was 12 i learned quite a few things. and for sure as hell detroits don't take wheelspin to engage.
posi traction means positive traction. not a locked diff!! i don't know where you got your information but it's very flawed.
if you want to argue about ox lockers, arb, detroit, lsd/posi or anything like that i'm not the one to argue with. cable locker, air locker, and mechanical, and clutches.
Posted 22 December 2003 - 06:34 AM
Posted 22 December 2003 - 01:22 PM
Posted 22 December 2003 - 10:43 PM
Posted 22 December 2003 - 11:48 PM
I stand corrected then.
I also say if your going for hard core off-road - Welding is the cheapest, and most surefire way of getting your traction. Some people run the LSD's - others say they aren't as good. But everyone agrees that welding works off-road. That's where my money is.
Posted 23 December 2003 - 12:41 AM
now i just need to find the rummered 5.13 gears for the rear diffs... so i can lower my gearing even more...
Posted 24 December 2003 - 03:18 AM
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