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Traction control vs Diff lock

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  • AnonymousInactive

    Hi, I would like to find out more about traction control versus diff lock. For example, does the TC system actually work separate from the diff lock altogether or are they designed to work as together, with the one over-riding the other?


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous on

    A diff-lock will always over-ride traction control because it’s almost always superior in just about every scenario.

    Andrew Middleton
    Andrew
    Andrew on

    Traction control works in one of two ways. It cuts the power to a given axle, or it uses individual brakes to send power across the differential. The latter is called Brake Based torque vectoring. Diff lock is still the best way forward in technical offroad but some cars (eg, disco 3/4) use a combination of traction control and diff locks.

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