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Well done indeed.

Sometimes very naughty locals plant stuff in bog holes to cause damage intentionally, old engine blocks are a favourite!
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That's awesome Rally!


And it really shows what can be done on roadies with a locker - if the rear was open you'd be stuffed in that!


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Same track, same day, same lines, same result. With or without traction control, it shows that tyres off road are far less important than good diffs. Here, once again, the car with road tyres and a diff locker made it look easy while the BF Goodrich K02 equipped car struggled or failed to make it up.


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If only a DCCD and rear locker (and LS front dif) set up was the price of a set of K02s.

Or even 2 sets of K02s..
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What you have said is true but isn't it logical to put better tyres on as a first choice for an off-road performance improvement rather than start with a very expensive and exotic modification?
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good video. and looks like that turbo doesnt help much in low revs there. that XT looks like its doing what my car would do in that situation, some wheel spin some engine cutting. dissconected sway bars might help there for some more grip . and low psi too. like rly low on those Ko2 like 0.8 bar or something.
and for comparison its one word locker. put locker in any car and it will go better. just weld rear diff and it would do similar thing there i guess.
but in the end XT made it ..yay !! its more interesting to see how it find right line and made it in end.
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Point is that tyres make only a minor difference to off road ability compared to diffs. By having better diffs with good road tyres you have a more capable car on road and more capable off road. Win win.

Both cars were turbos. Both cars were aired down. A welded diff would be as effective off road as a locker, until something broke. And a nightmare on road. Yes the SH made it up, more due to the driver than anything else. And not without cutting up the track even more.
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well offroaders and overlanders would disagree with you about tires... for short distance maybe its doesnt matter . or for light track like those.
but does that turbo do anything on those low revs ? is it even working there ? you need to rev more for it to kick no ?
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I do agree with Rally. It is a fact that you will go further with a diff lock and bald tires than with agressive tires and an open diff.

Having a diff lock doesnt mean that having propper AT tires as well is a waste of money though !
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well XT didint had just open diff. heavy 4wd car with open diffs wont go anywhere at all.
and money decides all ... for some they matter more then for others ...
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