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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2000, 11:50 PM
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CJ daves transfer case

You have said in previous posts that your transfer case is modified so that it is "open" I am curious as to the theory on how this improve snow driving. My friend has a 91 range rover where the transfercase viscous coupling is not working so he pretty much has your transfer case. It did seem to go up my steep driveway easier last winter than my scrambler. I would think mine would have done better since I would have a least 2 wheels turning when he would have the possibility of only one turning. But you say it's better and I have seen it work better. I just want to know why. Thanks

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Re: CJ daves transfer case

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Going up the driveway I have to engage the "Lock" in our Grand Cherokee with open-center all wheel drive. So I suspect that his rig climbed better for just one of a ton of different reasons. Where we need the "open" center drive is on the roads. When going downhill we want the engine to slow all four. When going around a DOWNHILL CORNER, we want the axles to be able to "float" better so we don't go straight and into the snow bank. So your buddy was just the beneficiary of something else besides open center drive, since in slow, uphill climbs like that, "lockup" is the normal way we would expect to go.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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