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03-02-2010 06:19 PM
Ryark well i was driving up a steep hill on ice, i made it - but the back tires were spinning where as the front 2 where just creeping.
03-02-2010 04:40 PM
jeepers92 no lockers will not change the speed the wheels turn!( front versus rear) it will not slow the rear axels, the speed diferential you are talking about is minimal, as a mater of fact front tires should turn faster than the rear. several diffrent things can be causing this ( rear end sliding on you)

1 led foot causing light rear to slide.
2 just light in rear end when making turns and you are not hooking up on slick
conditions.
3 bad tires in rear cant gain traction.

if you are running wide tires you will have more of a tendancy to slip on snow
and ice.

If you want your problem to stop, put a sandbag or two in there and slow down. and see what that does. (before you start spending thousands).

lockers will make rear tires turn the same ( like full tim posi) and if you are losing traction in the rear, it will be the same results. just ideas you could check! good luck.
03-02-2010 04:29 PM
Ryark Just read some reviews - says if you drive in ice or snow a lot, then pack a lunch because you'll be walking home.

so im guessing the aussie locker eliminates the slip differential so that both back wheels start pulling when you slip, if thats the case then yeah that would increase tail spin/slide
03-02-2010 04:18 PM
shinysideup
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Originally Posted by Ryark View Post
94 YJ Wrangler

1. Does 4wd disengage when i cut the engine off?

No, because the vacuum only moves it from 2 to 4 or 4 to 2; it doesn't hold it in 4 or hold it in 2.

2. In 4W High or low do the front tires get the same rpm's as the back? (because the back ones spin way more)

Yes, unless like mentioned someone chaged yer gear ratio in one or the other axle; highly unlikely. You would really know it on dry pavement; one or the other axle would be pushing the other one and it would feel like you were driving through glue. What you're experiencing is the open differential on the rear; power goes the path of least resistance. Meaning it'll spin the tire that's not sticking.
I suppose I could have replied with just one post, huh? (I'm a post whore.)
03-02-2010 04:11 PM
shinysideup
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Originally Posted by Ryark View Post
wow.. very pricey
Aussie Lockers: Welcome to Torq Masters. Home of the Aussie Locker

$240 before shipping.
03-02-2010 04:07 PM
shinysideup
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Originally Posted by Ryark View Post
well, i wish it was front wheel drive, normally.. but i think that means ill have to swap transfer cases..
Take off your rear driveshaft. Actually not sure if that will work. I know I could on my Silverado but not sure if the transfer case on the Jeep will spill without a slip yoke.

Throw a couple 50 lb. bags of salt in the back; it'll keep you from fishtailing unless you get really crazy.
03-02-2010 03:50 PM
Ryark wow.. very pricey
03-02-2010 03:24 PM
RubicoN_2000 I have ARB air lockers but their are plenty out their such as

- OX

- Detroit

They will make your axles one... Meaning your front passenger
tire wont spin without the front drivers....
03-02-2010 03:18 PM
Ryark lockers? like axle lockers? what do you mean?
03-02-2010 03:17 PM
Ryark well, i wish it was front wheel drive, normally.. but i think that means ill have to swap transfer cases..
03-02-2010 03:17 PM
OSUJEEPER
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Originally Posted by jeepers92 View Post
perhaps the tail slide has to do with the weight being on the front axel and nothing on the rear food for thought. mine does the same thing and thats what i attribute the sliding to.
Also the YJ being basically a square it doesn't know which way is straight. I used to spin out every once in a while in mine while going arounnd a corner.
03-02-2010 03:16 PM
RubicoN_2000
Diff question....

Get Lockers and your wheels will spin together...


Are their better rebuild kits out their for the front
and rear diff's or are they all basically the same... ?
Both of mine are leaking a bit.... Not bad though.......
03-02-2010 03:12 PM
jeepers92 perhaps the tail slide has to do with the weight being on the front axel and nothing on the rear food for thought. mine does the same thing and thats what i attribute the sliding to.
03-02-2010 03:08 PM
Ryark hmm, that makes sense. the reason im asking is because im in the snow and ice and the back tires spin more than the front, which gives me extra tail slide. which is hazardous

how would i go about checking it out?
03-02-2010 03:01 PM
Bobthegod Well here's the breakdown, You got one engine that turns one transmission that turns the transfer case which turns the axles. The axles should have the same gear ratio. If you or some previous owner changed one of the axles to a differant for whatever reason and didn't replace it with the same ration.....One would be going faster then the other. In you case the rear seems to have the numerically lower axle ratio. Check it out.
03-02-2010 02:58 PM
OSUJEEPER If you have a leak in the vacum line I would think it might loose pressure. But it is not moving so the gears will not seperate, and also when you start it back up it will gain vanum.. I also theought about the wheele Spin I can say I don't know about that the more i think about it I know they are connected by a chain, and it would only make sence to have them spinning at the same RPM, but what does logic have to do with it.
03-02-2010 02:50 PM
Ryark -well my jeep has a vacuum engaged 4wd, i was told it would cut off if you cut the engine because you lose your vacuum pressure. ill take your word for it.


so the back and front tires should be getting the same amount of spin?
03-02-2010 02:41 PM
OSUJEEPER 1. No the vehicle will stay in 4WD untill you put the selector arm into 2WD
2. I think the Manual says the axels are locked togather I believe there locked by a chain. My 93 had to have it replaced at one time long ago.
03-02-2010 02:34 PM
Ryark
General 4WD questions.

94 YJ Wrangler

1. Does 4wd disengage when i cut the engine off?
2. In 4W High or low do the front tires get the same rpm's as the back? (because the back ones spin way more)

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