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Old 06-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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I'm still pondering my build, I see alot of you guys are running over driven front gears. But has anyone tried a center diff with some heavyweight oil. I'd think that a diff my have the same results as a over driven front axle. What are your thoughts?
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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I've had the same thought/idea. Pretty much the route I'm going to go with my build. It would definitely take big HP! Still in the process of gathering parts and finding time to start it.
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My set up has a spool in the front and mid, and an open diff in the rear with 5k-7k oil. My thoughts are that the open real diff will help in steering rotation. Buggy's have this set up too, kinda. Front diff fairly heavy oil, mid heavier, and rear lightest. Helps them rotate in the turns while maintaining good front traction to pull you around.

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When I was in moab with my land Rover discovery I left the the center diff open while climbing lions back. The first few feet I had the center and rear locked , the front left tire wouldn't touch the ground. But once I unlocked the center it stayed planted and was far more stable. I'm kinda thinking the same rules would apply.

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