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Old 30 August 2014, 18:27   #31
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Just be aware that if the climb involves any tight turns you will wind up the driveline (even though it's a centre difflock only). Particularly with a big load on there is a risk of breaking something, but that's probably balanced against a certainty of cooking your clutch if you have to do it in 'high'.

drop it in low and go easy on the gas
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..............Diff lock will make it a bugger to steer around any corners unless there's some "slip" to be had.
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Aye! tha' not wrong
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ah but because you didn't use at least a 1,000 words and spend hours typing it out no one listens
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What would I know , I only run a 4x4 specialist garage (island4x4.net) and been a qualified off-road instructor for 15 years
You are right.

The only case when the front and rear axle might be travelling at more or less the same speeds is if the rear wheels were steering by the same amount as the front, i.e., four wheel steer. And the centre of gravity was dead in the middle of them. And all the tyres were the same. And the tyres were all at the same pressure.

You only have to see what the 'centre diff' of a Freelander does to the rear tyres...
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That's what the cars designed for, you're not running at speed or for a long way so it shouldn't do any harm whatsoever
You should see what a rock crawler goes thru with the diffs locked!

Tires scuffing and binding is not a problem as they will slip. Far less strain, then running over a rock and binding. The hardest part is going to be getting it out of 4lo and back into high gear. Drive straight, and back up if needed. You can gently let the clutch out in neutral, wait a second and ease it into a high gear. Turning the front wheels back and forth will also help unload the driveline.
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