Disco diff lock

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 06:58
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I have a 2001 Disco series II TD5 auto.
I have had a linkage fitted which results in diff lock being engaged whenever low range is selected.
Apart from not being able to use low range on "non slip"surfaces, are there any other disadvantages with this setup?
Phil
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 07:57

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 07:57
Phil

None that I can see, but I'd still like to have the option of engaging it in high range.
I believe it can be done with manuals ... from what I've been told.

CheersFidei defensor

Rosco
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 07:59

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 07:59
P.S.

Traction control on the Fender puts it in a class of its own.Fidei defensor

Rosco
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Reply By: max200tdi - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 08:44

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 08:44
A couple of situations come to mind

1) sand maybe - sometimes you might want hi range to keep some momentum up, and CDL helps minimise wheelspin. And you need all the help you can get in sand if ETC cuts in

2) Manouvering in a tight spot offroad, like a 3 point turn on rocky stuff. Releasing the CDL would be kinder on axles etc.

3) just normal dirt road driving - mines more stable at say 80 or 90 kph on dirt if CDL is engaged.

Regards
Max P
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Reply By: StephenF - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 10:43

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 10:43
Low range with an open centre diff is useful for manoeuvering heavy loads (caravan, boat) around on hard, steep surfaces (driveways, boat ramps). I like the option of choosing one or the other or both depending on the situation.

Stephen.
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