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Watch this video and tell me what happened. It shows that vehicle control under hard braking was diminished with the diff lock on. I'm not sure I understand why that is. Is it because it was easier to lock up all 4 wheels at once.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjBrAzVq70k&feature=related


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When the diff lock is off, it allows the front axles to spin at a different rate than the rear. Under hard braking, the weight transfers to the front of the car, allowing a much higher braking force to be applied. If the front is locked into the rear, when the rear locks up from this it also makes the front lock up, which you can see from the video that they're totally locked up. This makes the car spin also.

That being said...pumping the brakes would have prevented the lock up and subsequent spin.
 

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kmagnuss said:
PS...this is just a theroy...and I've been drinking.
Wasn't that said somewhere just before Land Rover started producing cars?
 
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