Re: Locking the center differential
My understanding about the lack of a front LSD was that firstly, it provided little benefit since we have intelligent traction control via the ABS anyway and secondly, the front LSD was detrimental to the steering feel on the road.
Regarding lockers, I remember following a Land Rover Defender up a steel track of loose rock. The Landie had lockers, I had the WK2 in low rock mode. The Landie was scrabbling all the way up. The Jeep just quietly puttered up with barely a hint of wheel spin. So whether it's a locked centre diff, 50/50 or whatever, I'm convinced that our torque managed system is superior to a locked system.
BTW, a locked centre diff and a 50/50 torque distribution centre diff are two different things. A locked centre diff simply ensures that the front and rear drive shafts always turn at the same speed regardless of torque or traction. 50/50 attempts to distribute torque evenly front to rear. The drive shafts may be turning at different speeds to achieve this.
Ordered 9 Nov 2011 - Delivered 3:30pm Friday 13 April 2012
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3L CRD, Black Forest Green Pearl, Quadra-lift, Off-road Adventure II, Front Recovery Hook, Mopar Tow Bar, Mopar Rock Rails, 150A Projecta Battery Isolator, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, Bridgestone D697 265/60R18 LT, Kimberley Kamper Special Edition
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