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10-21-2004, 03:46 AM
What do you guys think about Differential? :)

Posi? (Clutch) or Locked? (i mean always locked). :2c:

10-21-2004, 05:28 AM
What do you guys think about Differential?
I think every car should have one. They're pretty. :p

Posi? (Clutch) or Locked? (i mean always locked).

Posi only locks up when it's needed, and lets the wheels turn at different speeds when needed (driving around corners).

Locked (always locked) sounds like a "spool", where the rear end is basically one solid shaft. Great for straight-line driving at the track, but crap for the street. Turn a corner, and either the tires scrub themselves to death, or they'll be hopping, jumping and chirping around the corner as the back of the car does a little dance. There's the chance of an axle breaking too, if you have real good traction while going around the corner.

10-21-2004, 09:00 AM
my friend has an air locker in the rear of his wrangler. when its on its like a spool. on the tar the jeep will actually push the front wheels str8 if he turns them pulling from a dead stop. spools are for the street only.

10-21-2004, 09:08 AM
spools are for the street only.Ummm... is that your final answer? :rolleyes:

10-21-2004, 11:34 AM
I think he mighta meant spools are for the strip only... at least I hope. Maybe his town doesn't have any interstections.

10-21-2004, 01:17 PM
sorry, meant strip. 1 year olds can do that to ya

10-21-2004, 04:42 PM
I put a richmond locker in the Demon las month. great traction and launch when you launch it correctly... I have to powerbrake her to 1500 or more now to get the launch to be smooth on full acceleration. If I just mash the gas grom a stop without the powerbrake I get horrendous wheelhop. No noticeable difference on a light throttle acceleration from a stop. It opens up on turns and there is an audible clicking noise.