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Old 08-22-2005
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Free locker for 2WD!

Ok my buddy Jake knows a lot more about trucks than I and he showed me a neat-o trick. Ok, to get technical, the way a open diff in the back works is blah blah pressure is put on a clip which allows one wheel to spin crazy(the one off the ground) while the other wheel doesn't move at all. This sucks, I've gotten stuck in 4WD with tires off the ground like that.

Well! You can beat the design of axle! If you get a tire off the ground, and find your truck just won't @$%@$'in move because one tire is off the ground, you still have a chance!

Lightly set your ebrake, barely pressing it in. this adds pressure to the axles, fooling your tires into thinking they're still on the ground. This pressure of the e-brake puts pressure on the clip in your differential, making both tires turn instead of one.

Jus a lil tip We tried this out on my friend Jake's 94 Dodge fullton truck, w/ open in the back. Then we tried it in mine, but couldn't get stuck haha. I'm glad :D

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An oldie but a goodie that will sometimes get you unstuck. It works with limited slip differentials, too.
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There is no "clip" in the differential that gets pressure on it to allow one wheel to spin. All it is are the side and spider gears turning around each other. With the e-brake on all you do is even out the amount of friction at each end of the axle to prevent as much differentiation in the spider gears.
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this this trick never worked for me if I had a rear wheel off the ground... before i got a locker...
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i dont know if 1 or 2 wheels spin on my truck...
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Even with a limited slip 1 wheel will spin if you power-brake or get stuck.
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Even with a limited slip 1 wheel will spin if you power-brake or get stuck.

1 wheel will spin to a point, then, they'll both pull ya out. It allows a lil bit of movement for going around corners. At least that's what I was told. Otherwise whats the point to it.

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I knew about this forever when I went and rescued an ATV in the bottom of a pit with a 2wd Dakota. It worked great.
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limited slip suck ***...
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limited slip suck ***...
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1 wheel will spin to a point, then, they'll both pull ya out. It allows a lil bit of movement for going around corners. At least that's what I was told. Otherwise whats the point to it.

Aaron
No its the other way around, both wheels pull until the pressure on the clutch packs is not enough and they cannot hold the spiders together anymore. It allows differentiation b/t tires around a turn because there is so much traction (being on asphault) that the clutch packs cannot keep the wheels at the same speed.

An easy way to use a limited slip when your off-road and have one tire with a higher tractive effort than its opposite, creep forward until you feel the LS break free. Then stop and creep some more, that way it allows the clutches to hold for a while until they cannot hold anymore. Works for me, but only to a certain extent obviously. And when i am flexing on a 39.5" tire and my back wheel is 6" off the ground, it will still climb and the rear tire off the ground stays locked to the opposite tire.
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damn i didnt see the section and thought this was in the classifieds and was gunna jump all over this...

sounds like a good idea tho, gotta find somewhere to try it
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