New Pathfinder Active Brake LSD, which diffs?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 09:41
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Hi, anyone know if Nissan's version of traction control, so called active brake lsd, is only on the rear diff or both? Dealer has no idea.
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Reply By: mik_wright - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 10:38

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 10:38
What use is a dealer that does not know their car??!!?!??! That is astounding.

try the Nissan website. It seems like it works on all wheels
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Follow Up By: baza - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 11:01

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 11:01
Thanks, the web site does not really mention the active brake lsd operation (as far as I can see), they do talk about vdc, but I'm more interested in the traction control options when in low range - when you would want vdc off.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 11:58

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 11:58
This is only a guess, but other manufacturers have used the ABS in reverse to brake a spinning wheel and give the other wheel on the diff some drive.
Problem is, if the motor is not powerful enough, you can find yourself up to the wheelarches in sand.
Ask any diesel disco driver with the unlockable transfercase model.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 14:03

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 14:03
You also burn off a bit of torque throughincreased use of the brakepads. These systems are good, but no substitute for a locker.

The only advantage they have is they are easier on the drivetrain, possibly allowing them to use smaller components than if they had open diffs/locking diffs.

Good system for Rangies :-)
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