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Safe speed with the locker engaged.

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by jdkeller, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller [OP] How many words can be fit in this s

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    Hi, i have my prerunner and use my locker almost everytime i go offroading.

    I know the little badge on the interior of the drivers door says not to go faster than 5mph with the rear locker on. But i doubt u have to go that slow right?

    I have probably been up to 15mph with it on. Is that bad?

    If not....whats a safe speed to keep it under?

    Because sometimes i like to get some speed going up a tough hill since i dont have 4x4.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    An old buddy of mine hit the speed limiter when he was locked. Many times.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    jdkeller [OP] How many words can be fit in this s

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    wow. ok. Then i guess i dont need to worry. Is it safe to have on when for example your going up or down a trail to get to wherever offroading spot your headed too? since you are turning and going fast? I havent tried yet.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    Yes. Just dont do donuts in the street with the E brake on. Any trail use is fine.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Sweet. Thanks Chris. I plan on doing a run this weekend so this is good to know.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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  7. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    Only use it off pavement. Engage it when your fully stopped. Other than that you can use it however you like. I've read of the desert guys using at speeds of 60+mph
     
  8. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Im becoming addicted! Its good to be addicted, but not when your a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering major and work part time. :eek:
     
  9. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    Ive done freeway speed from Hilsboro to Seattle with locker engaged. Its fine. But you will notice it on dry pavement, very much so.
     
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    I've gone like 50 with it on in sand. No problems.
     
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    I think the fastest I've gone with it on is 55. You can go however fast your concious let's you!!!
     
  13. Mar 9, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    yep, same here...

    you just need to be no faster than 5mph to engage it, but once locked, whew...

    i think fastest i have gone offroad with the locker on, was 63mph...
     
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    I think the fastest i've gone with it is.....oh wait...i dont have one...:tumbleweed:
     
  15. Apr 1, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    I've done 35 with the locker on. Kind of hard to control the vehicle then. Well, not exactly hard, but different.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    offroad, there should be no difference...

    on streets, then yes, but hopefully you aren't using it on streets...

    we just did a big desert run this past weekend and i was hitting up to 55mph with the rear locked..
     
  17. Apr 1, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    sure, why not?

    :yay:
     
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