I wheel in very loose sand and do not use the lockers. My theory is that sand driving requires high wheel speed to clear the treads and that can not be obtained if driving in 4low.
X2wsm04rubi said:I did the override to allow the lockers to engage in 4-hi, and use them in sand. Sand is the only time I use them in 4-hi...
This is key. There is no substitute for low psi in sand. I often just pull the valve stem and let them go till they suck back in, replace stems and wheel. Much more than that, and you'll dig. Most people for whatever reason are scared to drop air pressure. Never understood what the big deal was with that.bob1340 said:Do the locker mod and drop the tire pressure as low as you dare then go 3psi lower.
...Most people for whatever reason are scared to drop air pressure. Never understood what the big deal was with that. [/quote]bob1340 said:Do the locker mod and drop the tire pressure as low as you dare then go 3psi lower.
You are correct. The only sand dunes I have run with my Rubicon are at Pismo Beach. These dunes are not real large although there is some nice ones. The Pismo Dunes are on the ocean so the sand is wet from moisture coming off the ocean all the time. Sand with a little water in it is a lot easier to run on. When I go to Pismo with my heavy Jeep I lower the pressure on my MTR's to about 9 PSI and run in high gear with the rear locker locked as long as I am on sand. I have never locked the front. IMHO the Jeep does poor in sand compared to my old lightweight CJ. I would never attempt Glamis or Buttercup in the Rubicon. I have driven the CJ from Grays Wells to competition hill straight over the dunes. I know I'd need to airlift the Rubi out!Gymguy said:I am not convinced that lockers are needed on dunes with a Rubicon and a factory rear limited slip.