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Old 03-15-2014, 01:18 PM
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hi- can anyone tell me why 4wd's do not have all 4 wheels going when you are in 4wd. it would seem like you would get better traction just the the old posi rear ends from years ago.
any idea's on this issue?
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:13 PM
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They do have all four wheels going up until you lose traction. When this happens, the wheels with the least resistance will get all the power. Unless you have locking differentials, or limited slip, then one wheel in front will spin, and one wheel in the rear will spin.
 
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:52 AM
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Read this thread. Explains it all.

https://dodgeforum.com/forum/3rd-gen...th-my-4x4.html
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:31 PM
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Install lockers front and rear and you WILL have all 4 tires spinning
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by stewie01 View Post
Install lockers front and rear and you WILL have all 4 tires spinning
Until you go around the first corner on a dry, paved road....then.....BOOM!
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:20 PM
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^ haha

Gotta learn to drive with lockers first
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jkeaton View Post
Until you go around the first corner on a dry, paved road....then.....BOOM!
Ratcheting lockers were invented for that very reason.
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:41 PM
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Why would you be using 4wd on a dry paved road? Even without lockers, things will go BOOM!
 
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:39 AM
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No one in their right mind would. But that's why manufacturers don't put lockers on both diffs because so done would then expect it to be covered under warranty.
 
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jkeaton View Post
Until you go around the first corner on a dry, paved road....then.....BOOM!
this state me is no true at all. my dakota has detroits both front and rear and it dont go boom at all when i turn. it does how ever chatter and when turning hard. if your buying a quality locker and not welding the rearend they actually give a little and dont brake ****.
 

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