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Unread 01-01-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Is it safe to bypass the differential lock from 4L to enable it to 4H?

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Unread 01-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Some do it....I have ARB so no problem if I wanted to...
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Unread 01-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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You mean like in this video?
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Unread 01-02-2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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Why would you want to run a locked axle at high speed? I run arb's now and had my old rubies wired up so I could run them independently but never have I found myself wanting to run locked at any real speed. Running locked in the snow can be tricky and might be dangerous on the road with other vehicles.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 10:06 AM   #5
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It could be done, but it's not advisable to run locked at significant speeds. Catching solid traction while moving quickly is the best way to destroy the Axle U-Joint or locker.

I considered it for sandy terrain, but overall I just go a moderate speed in 4 Lo with a higher gear.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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I don't want to run locked at high speeds just dont want to have to completely stop and put jeep in 4L to engage diff lockers, i go thru alot of muddy terrian
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #7
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I would not advise to engaging a locker while moving thru an obstacle, but it can be easily wired up to bypass the canbus.
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