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post #22531 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 08:23 AM
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I have to disagree. It may just be the combo of my truck, duratrac s, LSD, but I can't keep my truck straight in the rain. Usually just to get on the freeway is 4 hi for me. Literally just barley touching the gas with a slight turn and I'm sideways.
I have experienced a combo of both.. the auto locker DOES make for more challenging driving, especially in slick conditions like rain, but in a YJ I found it very manageable if you knew how it behaved. On the flip side, driving an empty truck in slick conditions is sketchy to start out with, I imagine any type of auto traction aid in the same slick conditions would be a 100% nightmare.

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post #22532 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 09:08 AM
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Nope...i think that he is shorter than you. Heck my 4 year old is almost as tall as him

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post #22533 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 09:33 AM
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Rwd is easy. Try driving fwd with a diff and 300hp

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post #22534 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 09:58 AM
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Honestly, no issues at all with the locker in the rain. I was thinking it was going to be hell, but on the freeway it tracks straight.

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post #22535 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 10:26 AM
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This one on wet roads is a handfull on anything other then going straight! Freeways, no problems! Oh ramps, questionable... City streets making turns... Yeehaw!!! Gotta love the spool! In a week or so I won't actually own a vehicle without some sort of traction device in it. LOL


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post #22536 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 10:36 AM
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I don't own anything without lockers... wait I only own one vehicle. Carry on

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post #22537 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 11:17 AM
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Where is this climb located?
Logandale

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post #22538 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 11:18 AM
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Nope...i think that he is shorter than you. Heck my 4 year old is almost as tall as him

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I meant my jeep is shorter, the metaphorical "i" am shorter.

Yes, puck, you do count.

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post #22539 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 11:23 AM
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Logandale
It's on video on my YouTube channel. It doesn't look as bad as it was though. We should have filmed it from a better perspective. It was a seriously off camber climb with a nasty fall if he had effed up. He did just fine though!

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I meant my jeep is shorter, the metaphorical "i" am shorter.

Yes, puck, you do count.
Ok good, now that my internet self esteem has been acknowlaged i can contiue coming back with no butt hurt.

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post #22541 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 11:39 AM
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Ok good, now that my internet self esteem has been acknowlaged i can contiue coming back with no butt hurt.

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Like it was gonna cause butt hurt either way!? Still thinking of a trail next weekend?

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Like it was gonna cause butt hurt either way!? Still thinking of a trail next weekend?
True. And yes, I will get some rigs pulled together for Nelson next weekend.
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post #22543 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 05:21 PM
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So i am really enjoying these Spartans. Very predictible while driving. I know every one has their opinion on auto lockers, but in my 101" w/b XJ they work really well. I am glad i droped the cash on them, well worth every penny spent. So far my second favorite upgrade on my XJ, first are my $100 rock sliders.

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post #22544 of 41863 Old 03-09-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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right now:

My brake lines are a total mess (need replaced) and I have no shocks:


My exhaust is held in place off to the side with a wire hanger:


My front drive shaft is unbolted and held in place with a wire hanger and duct tape (and no i still dont have an inspection cover on my torque converter):


But, it seems to ride and drive fine. Had it up to about 50 in the neighborhood, havent dared to take it on the highway with those rotted 31's and no shocks. But, no weird vibes or anything, so, hopefully upwards of 60 MPH it drives the same.

Phew, i'm beat.

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Logandale
Which trail/obstacle?
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