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Old 10-01-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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snow chains and lockers

I'm planning to put a locker in front of my jeep this spring, when I mentioned this to a friend he told me that I would no longer be able to chain up the front, as it could cause binding in the axle. is this true? if yes ill defiantly go with a selectable locker so I can shut it down when I'm in the deep snow.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how it would cause binding. Though in 4wd you'll drag or push the chains when you turn. Also, I'd think lockers would be most important in the deep snow.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how it would cause binding. Though in 4wd you'll drag or push the chains when you turn. Also, I'd think lockers would be most important in the deep snow.
If u drive in snow a lot I would highly recommend selectable lockers at least up front. It can b very difficult to turn with an auto locker up front. And can make it difficult to control the jeep in the snow
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:53 AM   #4
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If u drive in snow a lot I would highly recommend selectable lockers at least up front. It can b very difficult to turn with an auto locker up front. And can make it difficult to control the jeep in the snow
true I did know that, but what do you know about locking the front, and chaining up?
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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true I did know that, but what do you know about locking the front, and chaining up?
Idk I never have but I would think it would still b very difficult to turn at all the chains do is give u more traction and the locker is still going to cause the front end to bind in turns cause it spins both tires the same speed when in a turn one needs to spin slower than the other. I don't drive in snow much which is yi went with an Aussie
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I dont really see how it would cause binding considering the low traction situations that come with off roading in snow. Yes the tires spin at different speeds around corners but if traction is so low that you need to use your locker, one would think that the traction would be low enough for the tires to slip enough to go around a turn. Also being that it is selectable you can engage it and disengage it as needed.


TJDave, I think is his name on here, he does a lot of snow driving, but dont know if he does chains.
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I dont really see how it would cause binding considering the low traction situations that come with off roading in snow. Yes the tires spin at different speeds around corners but if traction is so low that you need to use your locker, one would think that the traction would be low enough for the tires to slip enough to go around a turn. Also being that it is selectable you can engage it and disengage it as needed.

TJDave, I think is his name on here, he does a lot of snow driving, but dont know if he does chains.
That is my train of thought.
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thanks for the tips. it will be springtime before I put the Locker up front, and it will defiantly be selectable.
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I dont really see how it would cause binding considering the low traction situations that come with off roading in snow. Yes the tires spin at different speeds around corners but if traction is so low that you need to use your locker, one would think that the traction would be low enough for the tires to slip enough to go around a turn. Also being that it is selectable you can engage it and disengage it as needed.

TJDave, I think is his name on here, he does a lot of snow driving, but dont know if he does chains.
That is correct I was referring to an auto locker on the road in the snow

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