Need A Diff Lock In Kimberleys?

Submitted: Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 10:37
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Hi,

I'm spending 4 weeks travelling the Kimberleys in May and would like to know if I would get any use from a rear Air locker during my travels? I am tossing up whether to fit one before I go or wait till later in the year.

Thanks,

Topend.
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Reply By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 12:20

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 12:20
NO
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Follow Up By: Topend - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 15:17

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 15:17
Thanks,

Topend.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 17:44

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 17:44
Pleasure.
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Reply By: Member - Dave (Pilbara) - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 16:31

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 16:31
Top end I have had a diff lock in the back of my 100 TD for a year and have only engaged it 5 or six times. I travelled extensively through the Kimberlys and never used it once.
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 19:45

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 19:45
No...most of the Kimberley major routes and tracks you can do in 2wd!!
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 00:23

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 00:23
Roads are just rough.... barely need 4wd ever. Even steep and rough jump-ups have enough traction. Naturally a 4wd clearance is needed usually, though the local indigenenous members of society seem to only drive Fords and Holdens, except for the community 'cruiser. So........ difflocks no need.......... ahhh unless it RAINS!
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Reply By: Member - John- Monday, Apr 12, 2004 at 23:30

Monday, Apr 12, 2004 at 23:30
Diff locks not required in the Kimberley. Good tyres, two spares, keeping the speed down and not overloading are required.

I 've driven my work Patrol all over the Kimberley and never needed anyhing except good clearance, correct tyre pressures and low range in the hard stuff.

JohnS
Derby, WA
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Reply By: Hankster - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:04

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:04
I agree with everyone else.. No, it's not required. I don't have one.

Spend the money buying a second spare tyre and rim.

Regards Hank
Halls Creek, WA
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