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Air Locker vs LSD vs Traction Control Part 1

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Published on Feb 22, 2009

4x4 Action compare the differences between having an Air Locker, LSD and Traction Control under various real life situations

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skirmich
At 7:35 you can see the Traction Control vehicle actually going up the hill. Traction Control with a careful feet will get you almost everywhere BUT Traction Control + Careless Feet will get you nowhere, You need to learn how to Use traction control with a STEADY FEET so the action is smooth. Love how the Edit make it look like it Fail but still kept the shot where it actually went up.
The Outdoorsman
Hit the skinny pedal. Any one of those cars could have made it.
Torpedomtb
a bit of deception in the video..  The first 2 SUV's stop at the base of the hill so no forward momentum prior to the uphill grade.The 3rd SUV had what appears to be a full car length momentum.  Also i know it is a test and a locker is better than none. But this hill could have been climbed if a better line was chosen. Though some snake oil sales tactics a Locker is a good thing..
magpuld44
Lockers are really only necessary for rock crawl. If you can't make it through mild trails with an lsd, you probably shouldn't be on the trail
Brent Gebbie
This is a bit unfair. Video claims to be about Air Locker vs LSD vs Traction Control when I find there is no mention of LSD but unlocked diff's. I was after how LSD fared compared to Air Lockers
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Brent Gebbie
I go 4x4 all the time and many have said that tightening an LSD is as good as a locker. I feel ARB failed to use these in the demonstration only lead us to believe they were. I would of really like to know how these compared
Landcruiser Toy
like what?
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Gilligum
To be honest, I'm a little bit confused after watching this video. I have a 2008 prado 120 but the 4.0 petrol version with trd aftermarket supercharger. Couple of weeks ago I decided to do some offroad driving and didn't get stuck at all, even in places which were more difficult to pass than the ones in this video. My car has only engine modification and the rest of it is stock, but it acted like the one with air lockers in the video. Can someone explain me how is that possible ? Is there a some type of prados with auto locking diffs , because there is only a central diff lock button in my car.
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Gilligum
+Landcruiser Toy its 5 speed auto with factory bridgestone tyres
Landcruiser Toy
you have automatic transmision? better tyres?
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MOMO RARA
ARB Locker is excellent  But 1- you can't drive fast if it is locked on specially n soft sand or slipy road.2- you can't even go right or lift while is locked. or will broken fron axle.
luissolano101
Will there be a 2016 tacoma Trd Sport 4x4 Air locker available anytime soon?
Michael Kdy
Will you be making lockers for the lada niva anytime soon?
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Ryan Rabe
Michael Kdy u
Landcruiser Toy
make a 4 pedal brake box, so you can break each wheel seperate.
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Samuel Lamont
hi look better but what about the safety of one wheel rear when u take the lsd out on the rd to get to these trails, why cant we have a nice safe rd car that doesn't do burn out every time u take off quick on wet roads . what is the best solution to over come this problem?
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