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Old September 12th, 2017, 17:53
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Powertrax No-Slip trail manners

97XJ, 4.0, AW4, 231J, 3" lift, 30" AT's, 460K miles.

I just purchased a No-Slip and intended to have it put in the 8.25 rear last week.

Members of my club have told me that on trails, like V ditches, in the wet Georgia clay, having a locker will pull the Jeep to the right and into the V ditches.

Has anyone had this problem with their XJ?

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Old September 12th, 2017, 19:11
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Re: Powertrax No-Slip trail manners

It's not that the locker will pull it in....it's that you actually have both tires spinning now (spinning means no traction)....before, you had 1 spinning, and 1 not...the 1 not could keep you from sliding in.


Non-directional tires will do the same thing with or without a locker, as the jeep will slide in the direction of the tread blocks on the tire.

I got a locker in the rear of mine, and in 4wd in snow & ice, I can punch it and the jeep moves sideways to begin with due to the tread pattern on the tires.

Directional tires won't do this.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 20:32
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Re: Powertrax No-Slip trail manners

My No-slip has been perfect for the last 17yrs and has acted no different than any other locker I own(ARB and a Detroit)!
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Old September 13th, 2017, 03:57
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Re: Powertrax No-Slip trail manners

What is described can happen, but the solution is to simply not spin the tires. Sometime you don't need the biggest hammer in the tool box, you need to finesse things. The added traction from the locker that is available on the other 99.8% of the trail is worth it. For winter daily driving and muddy trails, I prefer a rear locker.
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