View Poll Results: how do you you use your diffs?

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  • lock front first every time

    2 40.00%
  • lock rear first every time

    1 20.00%
  • front first for crawling, rear first for trailing

    1 20.00%
  • all in every time

    1 20.00%
  • just go faster

    0 0%
  • shelf queens dont need diffs

    0 0%
  • call in an air lift over the obstacle

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimdog's Avatar
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    what diff locker do you use?

    im a big fan of the selectable diffs.i try to go without locking them at all until i get stuck. i usually lock the front first since it helps pull the truck over obstacles. but for trails i sometimes lock the rear diff first. i reserve locking both for when the going gets tough. i hear some people are the opposite way though.


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    Last edited by Jimdog; 09-03-2019 at 10:07 AM.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdog View Post
    im a big fan of the selectable diffs.i try to go without locking them at all until i get stuck. i usually lock the front first since it helps pull the truck over obstacles. but for trails i sometimes lock the rear diff first. i reserve locking both for when the going gets tough. i hear some people are the opposite way though.
    I actually put a spool in the rear of my Bronco. I like the front one for turning radius.

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  3. #3
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Greatscott's Avatar
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    They were interesting, and it was cool to see the turning radii between locked and unlocked. I found them marginally useful to unload a back wheel when climbing to keep the truck from tripping over. In the end I just spooled both axles and have been happier with the truck.
    Submarine Qualified, Chief Inducted, Navy Retired

  4. #4
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    To feel more like my 1:1 driving... I ran full open until stuck, then opted for rear first because i dont like to sacrifice maneuverability. I say this in past tense because the rear servo/cable is sticky now, so i just locked it and unhooked the servo.
    Front lock is the last resort.

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