Anti spin versus limited slip?

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No. It’s an open diff so if one wheel lifts off the ground, all the power will be sent to that wheel. Now with that said, all JLs and JKs have brake differential as part of the traction control. So if one wheel is spinning, the computer can apply brake to the spinning wheel which then causes power to be directed to the other wheel. There is debate on how well this works compared to a limited slip or locking diff.
Doesn't solve the debate, but these guys do a pretty good vid for anyone interested:






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Limited slip diffs have a clutch that wears out over time ...
Curious how long? In sportscarland I drove my M3 on the track 10-15 times (a few hours each time) which is really intense and it didn't wear. Car had over 100k on it.
Wonder if the offroad versions wear more with the heavy components?
 

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Heavily loaded and tow vehicles tend to wear out limited slips faster than any other use that I've seen. You'll hear of more one ton work trucks replacing the limited slip in the 80K mile range whereas you could have a Jeep will 100K+ before you see any problems.

Usually when a Jeep (or other 4wd) owner starts using their 4x4 off road a lot, they will eventually go to true lockers for the superior traction.
 

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Everyone is in love with Rubi Electric lockers that you can use only in low range 4wd? So most of us probably use our Jeeps 10 to 15% off road and probably 20% (maybe) of that in Low range? So as said by many unless you are a fanatic rock crawler...RELAX!

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It was an easy low cost mod to bypass the ECU on the JK, I will do it to my JLR when I have time to "look into it"--

The mod makes F/R lockers available in any gear/any speed/in/out of 4wd--you must be careful !

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People keep saying you do not need the lockers, but having the Rubicon front and rear lockers would certainty be beneficial in deep rutted mud too.
Especially when you need to get up and out of a fairly deep section of mud where you are limited to moving essentially forward and backwards, but need to move left or right onto a trail.
 

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Almost ANY TIME you get high centered---lockers will save the day-and towing won't be necessary !

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Almost EVERY TIME, ALL YOU NEED IS WEIGHT(person) ON the best corner and that will plant the tire--doesn't matter if front/rear----

It's worked for me every time--

If your travelling alone-------good luck

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If you're really 'high centered', lockers won't get you un-high centered.
 

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Heh Heh, I don't think my wife would like me to call her that, but---

I like that name "BUMPER MONKEY"!

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And you'd know because you've wheeled so much with a limited slip and had to replace vs a mechanical or electronically actuated locker?
I know this because it's frigging common sense. To put it in terms anyone will understand, "shit wears out."
 

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I don't like the fact that you have to wait for it to slip a wheel to engage or disengage or that you have to be pretty deliberate with the button push if you want it to lock in.
I've not used mine yet, so this is news to me. Can you elaborate a bit more?
 

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People keep saying you do not need the lockers, but having the Rubicon front and rear lockers would certainty be beneficial ....
You are spot on MoB...

Manual lockers aren't just for the hard core rock crawling crowd.

They are another tool in your off road tool box that makes many scenarios easier. Why spin a tire when you can just hit a button, lock in and continue on your way.
  • Slippery boat ramp? - check
  • Snow plow leave a large ridge of snow across your driveway? - check
  • Need to pull a friend out of a stuck spot? - check
  • Need to get to the other side of a muddy field? - check
  • Plus many other non-hardcore scenarios...
They're also a big plus on the "Tread Lightly" environmental side, you can often crawl across a soft area with less damage when you are locked up than in unlocked 4wd.

Does that mean you need them if you are only going to daily drive your JL around the city? No, but they will help your resale value.
 

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You are spot on MoB...

Manual lockers aren't just for the hard core rock crawling crowd.

They are another tool in your off road tool box that makes many scenarios easier. Why spin a tire when you can just hit a button, lock in and continue on your way.
  • Slippery boat ramp? - check
  • Snow plow leave a large ridge of snow across your driveway? - check
  • Need to pull a friend out of a stuck spot? - check
  • Need to get to the other side of a muddy field? - check
  • Plus many other non-hardcore scenarios...
They're also a big plus on the "Tread Lightly" environmental side, you can often crawl across a soft area with less damage when you are locked up than in unlocked 4wd.

Does that mean you need them if you are only going to daily drive your JL around the city? No, but they will help your resale value.


Everything you listed I've done with LSD. In allot of trucks I've had.
 

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