Re: Trac-Lock Differential
When in 4WD Full-Time ( for the road ), your transfer case is not locked. You KJ will be using one of the 4 wheels to propel you forward. If one starts to lose traction the power will be trasferred to one that has traction.
When in 4WD Part-Time ( for off-raod ), your trasfer case is locked so that one front and one rear wheel will turn at all times. With open diffs ( no trac-lok or locker ), if a wheel gets light and spins you do not get added traction on the other wheel ( same axle ).
With Trac-Lok it will sense that a wheel is loosing traction and transfer " some " power to the opposite wheel. This means that the two rear tires will both be working ( 2WD or 4WD ). When off-road the Trac-Lok will sense this loss of traction and " try " to compensate for it. If one rear wheel gets off the ground the Trac-Lok will not transfer power because it is receiving no input. You can " fool " the Trac-Lok by touching your brakes ( left foot while applying gas-much easier with an automatic ). This makes the Trac-Lok work even if the axle has one wheel off the ground.
This trick also works with open diffs but does not hook up as solidly as with a Trac-Lok. If you are going to attempt a steep climb that has some ruts, it is a good idea to pull the e-brake up three clicks before you attempt the climb ( just make sure you release the e-brake after you finish the climb ). If the e-brake is not enough you can give the foot brake a try with the left foot and it will engage both front wheels ( to a point ). Wiggling the front steering wheel will also help get both front wheels turning ( great for mud ).
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Last edited by Liberty-4-All; 07-22-2002 at 07:39 PM..