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Old 01-13-2015, 04:52 PM
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Resurrecting an old thread but I must confess...

The 100 series kills it in the snow. Hands down its the best snow vehicle I've ever driven. Just wow.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:57 PM
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Resurrecting an old thread but I must confess...

The 100 series kills it in the snow. Hands down its the best snow vehicle I've ever driven. Just wow.
That may depend on the year. Mine has a nasty way of beeping at me when I play and try to drift it, whereas the 80 would powerslide quite nicely. Wiring in a defeat switch for the traction control and stability control would be nice at times.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:42 PM
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Traction control!? I'm partying in the snow like its 1999!
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:31 AM
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Not just traction, stability control. Even if you can manage to spin all four tires and keep the traction control from pulsing wheels, the stability when swing in as soon as the rear end steps out and nip it. It's amazingly effective, but annoying when you have a nice wide road and want some fun. All of my other cars have had a switch to kill it, and I'm sure there's a way to on these, but I've never looked into it. Eventually I will, but kinda like the back shelf project I have to wire up a Arduino relay board to bypass the factory NAV and be able to run an ipad for everything. No time soon.
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That may depend on the year. Mine has a nasty way of beeping at me when I play and try to drift it, whereas the 80 would powerslide quite nicely. Wiring in a defeat switch for the traction control and stability control would be nice at times.
Locking the center diff will allow you to drift and slide without VSC overriding your input. It still corrects itself, but does not cut power AND apply brake which allows you to control the slide.
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I don't think I've ever locked it intentionally. Even on the 100's in the hills, I forgot to do it. Meh....
Might be worth trying, but don't want my diff to barf gears either.
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I don't think I've ever locked it intentionally. Even on the 100's in the hills, I forgot to do it. Meh....
Might be worth trying, but don't want my diff to barf gears either.
If you don't lock it, it doesn't lock itself. Even when you pull down into 4lo.

There is no reason NOT to lock it when you go offroad. And, by not ever locking it, it causes the actuator to seize up. You should at least lock/unlock a few times per year.
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Probably similar to the 80, but if the CDL hasn't been locked in a long time, it will probably lock but not unlock. Stopping and backing up about 10-15 feet and pulling forward again should do it.
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the difference with the 80 is that when you go into low, the CDL automatically locks. Learned on the 100 that ain't so like you said. Don't think its the same on early 100's though

Did black bear pass in Low without being locked, figured it out near the end
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Don't think its the same on early 100's though

Did black bear pass in Low without being locked, figured it out near the end
Correct.... The 98-99 auto locked the center in 4lo. The pin7 mod fixes that.


I make it a point to tell everyone to be totally unlocked for black bear so you can easily make the hairpin turns without binding.

I had to remind a lot of folks when I spotted on BB for the FJ Summit.
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