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Default How effective is the Rear LSD when offroad?

G'Day all,

Just wondering from all you off road 'nuts', how effective is the standard Pajero NM Rear LSD when in off road situations, and hill climbs etc...

I'll be doing a bit of 4x4ing soon, just wondering how good the LSD is so I know whether I'll need a locker or not.

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Mitsubishi LSDs are pretty good. The NM has a Torsen style, so no clutch packs to wear out. However, it can become a "free spinner" if one wheel is off the ground, which is when a few clicks on the handbrake can load up the spinning wheel and allow the Torsen to transfer more torque to the grounded wheel.

If you're going to buy a locker, and don't have traction control, put a locker in the front first.
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I'm with NJ SWB. We have the locker up front and it's magic..

That reminds me, better change the RHF CV - click - click - click
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lsd,s are good, but wish i had a front locker
depends on where you go as to how much money you want to spend. ive always got away with out needing one. i know where i can go and where i cant
if you have the money i would get one
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Agree the rear LSD is a beauty with the ARB air locker up front it will just about go anywhere..

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The other neat thing with the Torsen LSD is they have no friction plates or cones to wear out like the Toyotas are quite prone to.
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Now this thread has got me thinking...... wouldn't it be a good thing to put the rear torsen diff out of a NM, into my NP with traction control? I'm thinking that the NP wouldn't have the torsen because it has traction control. Surely the combination of torsen & TC would be better than TC alone?

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Now this thread has got me thinking...... wouldn't it be a good thing to put the rear torsen diff out of a NM, into my NP with traction control? I'm thinking that the NP wouldn't have the torsen because it has traction control. Surely the combination of torsen & TC would be better than TC alone?

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Yeah, but if you were going to go to that much trouble (as in dismantle it) you may as well put a factory locker in out of an NS or NT wreck.
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Yeah, but if you were going to go to that much trouble (as in dismantle it) you may as well put a factory locker in out of an NS or NT wreck.
I guess it would all come down to how much it would cost to source a torsen diff versus a locker. The disassembly / assembly part of it is not an issue for me.
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I guess it would all come down to how much it would cost to source a torsen diff versus a locker. The disassembly / assembly part of it is not an issue for me.
Personally, I'd still lean towards the LSD - unless the factory locker is a hybrid? I like that my LSD is "always on", so I don't need to worry about "should I have it on or off?" as I'm driving tracks. I remember following another shorty with bigger & better tyres (33" BFG Muds vs 31" S/Ts) and a rear diff lock. A few places he was stopped and had to hit the diff-lock, where my LSD just pushed me through.

Now, I generally try it first, and hit the front diff-lock if I don't make it. I rarely use it, but I'm very happy that I have it.
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