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Monday, November 18th 2013, 9:17am

Mud terrain - diff lock or not?

What do the experts say?

I had differing experiences this weekend - in some sections I had better experience with no diff lock, and in other sections I had better traction with diff lock on.

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Monday, November 18th 2013, 10:18am

If going Straight, yes use your locker

But when turning... if possible turn your locker off, but also depends where you have traction as the locker will push your vehicle in a straight line if you dont have enough traction on your front wheels, but if you have enough traction up front you might be able to use your locker, I sometimes use the locker to get the back out.... but it all depends on angles and where you can get traction.
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Monday, November 18th 2013, 11:27am

If going Straight, yes use your locker

But when turning... if possible turn your locker off, but also depends where you have traction as the locker will push your vehicle in a straight line if you dont have enough traction on your front wheels, but if you have enough traction up front you might be able to use your locker, I sometimes use the locker to get the back out.... but it all depends on angles and where you can get traction.


Cool, thanks for the advice Cobus!

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Monday, November 18th 2013, 11:55am

The problem with muds is that its very unpredictable say vs sand.... sand can be either soft or hard but Mud you never know what is below the surface and where there might be traction or zero traction thus every muds pool is different to the next one,

But think the most important factor is to keep your momentum - as fast as possible but also as slow as possible to keep it safe
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Monday, November 18th 2013, 12:57pm

If going Straight, yes use your locker

But when turning... if possible turn your locker off, but also depends where you have traction as the locker will push your vehicle in a straight line if you dont have enough traction on your front wheels, but if you have enough traction up front you might be able to use your locker, I sometimes use the locker to get the back out.... but it all depends on angles and where you can get traction.


+1, if turning with locker you will just carry on going straight

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Monday, November 18th 2013, 2:07pm

If going Straight, yes use your locker

But when turning... if possible turn your locker off, but also depends where you have traction as the locker will push your vehicle in a straight line if you dont have enough traction on your front wheels, but if you have enough traction up front you might be able to use your locker, I sometimes use the locker to get the back out.... but it all depends on angles and where you can get traction.


+1, if turning with locker you will just carry on going straight
Not entirely true. Although a locker does increase your turning circle it will not force the vehicle to go straight. Once you get to know your vehicle, you will know how much steering input you need to give to ensure that the vehicle turns where you want it to go and overcome the "countersteer" caused by the locker. Never use a locker on a sealed surface, that is where you will see the biggest increase in turning circle, and the quickest way to break your car...
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Monday, November 18th 2013, 2:11pm

Never use a locker on a sealed surface, that is where you will see the biggest increase in turning circle, and the quickest way to break your car...
Agree 10000%
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