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Old 8th March 2012, 00:09   #406
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Default Re: Which 4x4 should I buy : Thinking out aloud. EDIT : Finalised on a white Gypsy!

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The clunk sound is NOT a problem but the auto locker disengaging to let each wheel rotate at different speeds.

But..but It will not happen at every turn and corner. It would happen in situations where the torque generated at that speed is greater than the wheel slip.

The Prop shaft is not involved in this!
Yes but you are talking about a "click" when the auto-locker disengages. I have seen installations where the shims are not properly sized and the locker disengages too easily when there is a torque differential between the L and R wheels. This is not ideal for off-roading. In my case it takes a very tight corner for the click to happen but until that happens, the clunking (backlash through the drive-train) does happen unless you hold the clutch in. Hard to explain better than this...but the clunk is different from the click.

Perhaps my lunchbox was packed too tight...but better tight than loose I say
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