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Old 01-31-2008, 12:11 PM   #1
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Question ? on LSD's

When an LSD's clutches fail, do they fail leaving the the diff locked or open. Or is more often one way than the other. When in snow or mud my rear end seems to want to migrate to one side, left or right.

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A worn out clutch pack leaves your axle acting as if no LSD was present, just like it was open.

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Old 01-31-2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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Last night coming home, near white out conditions, about 8"s of new heavy wetter than normal (sierra cement) snow. The jeep was grabbing left then right.....as power was transferring back and forth causing me to run mini s turns ~~~~~. I pulled up on the hand brake 2 clicks and that seemed to help but only in the rear, the front seemed to be transferring every 2-3 seconds and was causing the front to slide. I've come to the conclusion my tires just SUCK in the snow, but as for the operation of the LSD's is this normal? It really makes driving in snow and ice a PITA.
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:16 PM   #5
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You have an LSD in the front?
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:22 PM   #6
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You have an LSD in the front?
Well scoob I'm not sure, if they aren't available at the factory I guess not but power is definitely transferring because the wheels would take turns spinning. I bought the jeep used and I know I did not put one in.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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Sounds more likee you just weren't getting any grip anywhere, as in pehhaps your tires do, in fact, suck in the snow! Although w/ that much snow, it might not much matter unless you had some serious boggers on there!
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:16 PM   #8
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i have LSDs in my xterra and am considering using detroit trutraks in my tj. my nissan has verry good road manners when in snow. they slip just enough to get traction without locking up compleatly resulting in a spin out. btw my LSDs are the factory ones that come in the se model xterra
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Yup, lsd uses clutches to balance the left and the right side.. when those clutches are worn out.. that doesnt happen any more. To transfer weight you must have torsen in the front.

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