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Open diff question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Langosta39, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Langosta39

    Langosta39 1/2 ton status

    Nov 8, 2002
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    Moscow, Idaho
    My friend just put an ARB in the rear of his Jeep and now claims that when he locks it that his front end does better becasue there is torque transfer to the tire on the ground even when the other front tire is in the air. I call BS. An open diff will not transfer torque to the tire on the ground, the tire in the air may not be spinning since the rear end is not spinning, but the tire on the ground doesn't get any power. Am I right???

    Also, how do I change the stupid "Pavement Pounder" description under my username?

  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status Premium Member

    Aug 5, 2002
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    Sacramento, CA
    First your reasonning is right, so he is BSing you but you turned out smarter.
    Second the only way to change that stupid pavement pounder is to have more posts. There is a list of number of posts = name and I think your next is going to be a spotter.
  3. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

    Aug 28, 2002
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    Delafield, Wisconsin
    Yes, you are right about the front diff issue. If what he said was the case...then why buy one locker for the front and one locker for the rear if only one in the rear will do the same purpose. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif An open front diff will act like an open front diff regardless of what's in the rear.

    About the pavement pounder....click on FAQ at the top of the page...select "what are these titles for." The description changes with the more posts you have. OR, you can pay $25 a year to be a member *CHEAP* and customize what it says. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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