Re: "Death Valley SUV Trails"
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Posted by Art Berggreen on January 21, 2002 at 20:48:41:
In Reply to: Re: "Death Valley SUV Trails" posted by Lara on January 21, 2002 at 15:51:31:
Sounds like haven't hung around hardcore 4x4ers enough ;>}
A "locking differential" mechanically locks the two axles it drives
together, providing increased traction. The much more common "open
differential" splits the power between the two axles, but if one
wheel starts to spin, it gets all of the power. A Detroit Locker
is an automatically locking differential which is normally locked,
but will automatically unlock when needed (like making a turn).
These (and various other devices) are popular for serious offroad
But unless your Geo Tracker is built using the common Dana differentials
used on Jeeps, it not likely even an option for you. But unless you
get on really serious roads, carefull driving will usually get you
there. It really helps if your vehicle has a low-range transfer case