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Re: Locking the center differential

That's correct, MSCA. 50/50 fixed front/rear split. My information is from here:

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_selec-terrain.htm

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http://www.jeep.com/en/2011/grand_ch...d_performance/
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:12 AM
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Re: Locking the center differential

Talk about being doubtful.

What do you think this vehicle is? A Toyota Highlander?

I can't wait until winter finally, officially gets here. I hope we get hit with more than a few storms this year.
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Re: Locking the center differential

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Talk about being doubtful.

What do you think this vehicle is? A Toyota Highlander?

I can't wait until winter finally, officially gets here. I hope we get hit with more than a few storms this year.

No, I don't think it's a Highlander. But I'm speaking from experience when I say that I NEED to get 50/50 power distribution front and rear to make it up. Why is that so unbelievable or hard to understand? Don't get insulted because I'm questioning the ability of the almighty WK2. I'm just trying to determine if the 4WD system will be up to the task. At this point, I think I have enough information, but the only way I'll know for sure is to try it first hand.
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Re: Locking the center differential

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That's correct, MSCA. 50/50 fixed front/rear split. My information is from here:

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_selec-terrain.htm

also see here:

http://www.jeep.com/en/2011/grand_ch...d_performance/
Thanks. The first link seems to be dead, but the second works. So now I know that the Selec-Terrain is a "gotta have it" option for me because it's the only way to get the 50/50 split without going into low gear. I like the fact that snow mode starts out in 2nd gear as well.
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yeah.. I'm up in the mtns at least 2-3 times a month.. moreso the past month because of the new Jeep.

where are you going to break in the beast?

We play up in Grand County quite a bit. Let's try to connect for some snow riding - are you going to use other AT or winter treads?
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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.
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