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post #16 of 44 Old 09-21-2013, 11:37 AM
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You are not tricking the module to engage with the bypass you are engaging it manually with a switch. My tuner has the 4 high mode and it does not have to be plugged once it has programmed to do so.
What is this tuner you speak of? Thanks!!

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post #17 of 44 Old 09-21-2013, 11:41 AM
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What is this tuner you speak of? Thanks!!
A diablo trinity with a custom tune for my RIPP supercharger.
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post #18 of 44 Old 09-21-2013, 12:23 PM
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Looked up the Diablosport Trinity and states on the website that it has to be plugged in and the axles will remain locked as long as it is displaying the screen... Same as the Predator... This is pretty much why I didn't get a Diablo product. Now you say that this is all false?! I have also ready many reviews that said the same thing...

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post #19 of 44 Old 09-21-2013, 12:37 PM
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I do not use it for that purpose so I don't know from experience I just read that is how the procedure goes. I use my bypass switches for that purposes and would not really want to rely on a tuner for that purpose.
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post #20 of 44 Old 09-21-2013, 06:26 PM
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You wife can also switch it on the highway when she's going to get groceries so be careful!

"Wonder what this does??? -click- BBAAAAANNNGGGGGGG!!!! CRASH!!!!

If my wife switched it on under any circumstances - the condition of the Jeep would be the least of any of our worries.
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post #21 of 44 Old 09-22-2013, 01:42 PM
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I may have to make this an upcoming project.

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post #22 of 44 Old 09-22-2013, 02:32 PM
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ANy of our hobby mods to the JK/JKUs can be neat/safe/dangerous/foolish/beneficial, you juat have to choose for yourself-

I can't imagine wanting my axles locked when I was going over 15mph, to me it'd be too dangerous-

Good luck if you have a use forit

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post #23 of 44 Old 09-22-2013, 02:55 PM
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ANy of our hobby mods to the JK/JKUs can be neat/safe/dangerous/foolish/beneficial, you juat have to choose for yourself-

I can't imagine wanting my axles locked when I was going over 15mph, to me it'd be too dangerous-

Good luck if you have a use forit

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Yes. Locking on a slippery road can cause the Jeep to suddenly change direction, or not go in the direction you want; off the road, or into oncoming traffic.

And to go along with JIMBOX, my note from a previous post...

Note to our readers:
Locking one or both axles at inappropriate times can cause the Jeep to become difficult or impossible to control.
If you don't know when not to lock, this mod is not for you.
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post #24 of 44 Old 09-22-2013, 02:59 PM
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YUP, thats everso true-

The locked rear end can cause you to "swap" ends and a locked front end can just drive you into a ditch, especially on the outside of "THAT" turn !

Back to previously scheduled program-

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post #25 of 44 Old 09-22-2013, 02:59 PM
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A locked rear is amazing in soft sand, deep snow etc. It helps to maintain momentum in 4 high rather than having to crawl in 4low. Traction control can really screw you in 4 high in the JK where it cannot be disabled. Not for everyone or every condition but it can be much more helpful in certain instances.
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post #26 of 44 Old 09-22-2013, 03:10 PM
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Now that may be true for you in sand/snow, but I always just lockemup (all 4) in sand and snow, because-


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A locked rear is amazing in soft sand, deep snow etc. It helps to maintain momentum in 4 high rather than having to crawl in 4low. Traction control can really screw you in 4 high in the JK where it cannot be disabled. Not for everyone or every condition but it can be much more helpful in certain instances.
I don't need momentum and at crawl speeds I have safer reaction time to correct for snowplowing (stuck) and off camber drifts in deep snow/sand-

Now I wouldn't wanna try to makeit across the Sahara/Mojave at crawl speed, but I don't be doin that !

I find climbing sand hills much safer/controlled/beneficial to CRAWL up hills rather than storm, course I'm not talking bout Pismo beach, or sand hill, I'm just cruising-

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post #27 of 44 Old 09-22-2013, 09:29 PM
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It's the 4:10's... Wheel spin can be a little slow especially when your cranking your rpm's just to get through some thick mud. The ability to lock in 4hi and 2hi in mud and snow with 4:10's will give that wheel spin needed to wheel without ramping your motor. As far as I read, with tuners, they disengage at 35 mph, a manual switch would be so much better.
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post #28 of 44 Old 09-23-2013, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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As for the accidental switching of my lockers. My solution was to make a ground bus with one switch then have seperate switches for the front and rear. This will make it to where the master has to be engaged to use either of the lockers. I am also the only one who drives my jeep (I have no wife or kids) so I will know better. As for why I want to do this. I like to have a rear locker in 2wd every once in a while. I also drive beaches a good bit and to be locked in 4hi will be good to have.

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As for the accidental switching of my lockers. My solution was to make a ground bus with one switch then have seperate switches for the front and rear. This will make it to where the master has to be engaged to use either of the lockers. I am also the only one who drives my jeep (I have no wife or kids) so I will know better. As for why I want to do this. I like to have a rear locker in 2wd every once in a while. I also drive beaches a good bit and to be locked in 4hi will be good to have.
I'm not electrical terminology savvy but I can wire up accessories properly(maybe I should learn them) Can someone make me a diagram with the master switch and two locker bypass switches? I'll be forever in your debt.

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post #30 of 44 Old 01-14-2014, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Got bored at work so I made this. FL relay means the front locker relay ect.

Note I have not done this specific wiring for the lockers yet, but is ,from what I understand that the cpu switches on the ground bus, technically correct.



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