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    Anyone else know how to simulate LSD or lockers by applying the hand brake to create enough resistance on the loose wheel to get the grounded wheel moving?It's a good technique for those of us with open diffs.
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    no, maybe i'll have to experiment with it until i can get my lockers fixed when i get back. lol
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    Works like a charm, and it makes the big ass monster jeeps with air compressors pumping look like fools. I only say this because I can't afford lockers.
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    Ill have to try this
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    It can help a tad but doesn't do squat for the front end.

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    I have open diffs with an auto tranny and I just work the brake pedal (NOT hand brake) with my left foot, while keeping up the RPM's with my right.
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    I believe it's called Positive Brake Overide, I use it all the time and preach it to others with open diffs. I tell them to use the brake pedal and work it as you climb over an obstacle, never messed with the parking brake rather have both hands for the steering.
    Like you said with just enough pressure to stop the free spinning wheel then the power has to go toward the other wheel with more traction. Worked great for me my rear diff is open still open. Even if you have lockers many times this technique will allow you to navigate without abusing your rig or engauging the locker(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost00TJ View Post
    I believe it's called Positive Brake Overide, I use it all the time and preach it to others with open diffs. I tell them to use the brake pedal and work it as you climb over an obstacle, never messed with the parking brake rather have both hands for the steering.
    Like you said with just enough pressure to stop the free spinning wheel then the power has to go toward the other wheel with more traction. Worked great for me my rear diff is open still open. Even if you have lockers many times this technique will allow you to navigate without abusing your rig or engauging the locker(s).

    Larry, your right foot is what worked for you getting over obstacles. There is video floating around to prove it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tickwomp View Post
    Works like a charm, and it makes the big ass monster jeeps with air compressors pumping look like fools. I only say this because I can't afford lockers.
    It works excellent in Hum Vees, works ok in Jeeps. It works in no way, shape, or form as good as lockers. There are time when it is advantageous to use your brakes in this manner vs. using a locker. On tight trails using locker can make it difficult to steer. You still won’t have the traction you get with your lockers but it may be a good compromise for traction and being able to steer.

    If you have the cash getting a selectable locker is your best bet. That way you can choose how you want to approach an obstacle.
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    Spend $230 and get an Aussie. No airlines, or Cables to mess with and it's instant traction.

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