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post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 08:36 PM
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Re: Will this combination of locker suck in the snow?

I wasn't saying you could drive like normal, I was merely mentioning you'd have better control. With one wheel not able to spin, it'd provide traction, steering traction that is. In a turn, both tires need to turn different rates, with one unlocked, there is less likelyhood that one of the tires will slip, because they can easily turn at diffewrent rates. As to the front and rear turning different rates and binding, if that happens you shouldn't be in 4WD anyway. If the front end should slip, the "free wheeeling" tire would provide the turning traction. You can also get a certain degree of this by coasting through a turn and powering when straight, which is the "different" driving style SCRAM mentioned.

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