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Here in Ontario, the trails we run are mostly rocky, with the occasional mud hole. Ran them tons of times in my 2001, and in many spots it would have been nice to have a locker.

Now that I have a 2006 Offroad, I'm wondering what is the proper way of running more difficult trails now? Do you turn on the locker just for sections of the trail you feel you need it, and off for easy parts of the trail? Or do you leave it on the whole time? If you get to the top of a rocky climb, and have to make a sharp turn at the top - on solid granite rock, do you run the risk of snapping something in the rear with the locker on, or is there usually enough slip on surfaces?
 

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Do you turn on the locker just for sections of the trail you feel you need it, and off for easy parts of the trail?
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If you get to the top of a rocky climb, and have to make a sharp turn at the top - on solid granite rock, do you run the risk of snapping something in the rear with the locker on, or is there usually enough slip on surfaces?
-With the locker on, you will have a harder time turning (not as bad as a front locker). You do not run the risk of snapping the axle while turning, because the rear tires do not turn. You usually see this problem with front lockers on full turn hopping over an obsticle.
 

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Plus top speed is very limited with the locker on. Use 4 low when wheeling and turn the locker on if you have a wheel spinning.
 

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The trails I run here were always in 4lo, 1st gear. There is the occasional flat spot where I'd pop it in 2nd and drive a little faster, and obviously wouldn't have the locker on in those situations in my new truck when I go.

Is top speed limited, or does the locker disengage over a certain speed? If so, does it reengage when you slow down again?
 

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You can get the locker to work in either 4-hi, 4-lo, and 2wd but you have to do the locker mod to be able to do it. I wouldn't use it in any thing other then 4lo and first gear any ways.
 

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Walrus said:
The trails I run here were always in 4lo, 1st gear. There is the occasional flat spot where I'd pop it in 2nd and drive a little faster, and obviously wouldn't have the locker on in those situations in my new truck when I go.

Is top speed limited, or does the locker disengage over a certain speed? If so, does it reengage when you slow down again?
Locker disengages at a certain speed, then rengages when you slow down.
 

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PonyBoy said:
Walrus said:
The trails I run here were always in 4lo, 1st gear. There is the occasional flat spot where I'd pop it in 2nd and drive a little faster, and obviously wouldn't have the locker on in those situations in my new truck when I go.

Is top speed limited, or does the locker disengage over a certain speed? If so, does it reengage when you slow down again?
Locker disengages at a certain speed, then rengages when you slow down.
I didn't know that. Thanks Pony! I thought if I went too fast it'd hurt the rear end and locker. I turn mine off for the easy parts as well. But then when you're basically stock with sliders there's not a lot of easy parts!
 

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PonyBoy said:
Walrus said:
The trails I run here were always in 4lo, 1st gear. There is the occasional flat spot where I'd pop it in 2nd and drive a little faster, and obviously wouldn't have the locker on in those situations in my new truck when I go.

Is top speed limited, or does the locker disengage over a certain speed? If so, does it reengage when you slow down again?
Locker disengages at a certain speed, then rengages when you slow down.

You sure about that? I was locked this past weekend and forgot to turn it off. We hit a flat access road and where moving pretty good (over 20mph) and the rear was still locked (you could tell around a bend).

Also, if that was true, what happens if you start spinning tire? Quite often I have spun tire that would be the equivalent of 20+mph tire rotation.
 

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Your locker light should flash when your going to fast. Lock your truck and speed up and see if it flashes.....because it should. When it flashes, it will disengage.
 

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I just use the magic button when necessary. I think in 3 days of rocks I used it maybe 5 times for a total of less then a minute. Just to get me over the hump or turning it up to 11.
 
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