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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2000, 04:15 AM
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I have been on this discussion with this so called Portuguese Locker seller, and he says the best way for a Zuk is to have a locker 100% Locked at the back and 70%Locked at the front.
I have told him you can't define lockers %.
I don't understand anything about lockers... But is he right ?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2000, 09:33 AM
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Re: lockers %discussion

Sounds more like how a vehicle's traction reacts on a typical trail scenario. Typically, weight transfer places more emphasis on a vehicle's rear traction than on the front. I think the verbage in using the term "locker" makes his statement and percentage quotes a bit confusing.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2000, 11:35 PM
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I think Glen is probably right, but maybe he was talking about a LSD?

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Re: lockers %discussion

% don't add up, not sure what he is talking about.

Everyone has their own opinion of what works best, if you want to talk %'s then the driver has a large % to do with how a Zook does off-road.

However, if you want to find out something interesting, run your Zook aka Sammi on the D.O.T. scales ie:4-one for each tire, and see where the wieght is.

A great many people think articulation is the answer to getting through the tuff spots, while others feel contact pressure is the key.

I know I am a little off topic, but couldn't pass up the chance to share my 2 cents worth.

Anyway, I was stuned to find the most weight is on the rear tires, add an incline, now where is the most traction going to be? I am not saying frt lockers are not important, just not as importand as the rear (in my opinion)


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