Not exactly, even when the lockers are disengaged all 4 tires are solidly connected via 3 geared differentials, a differential has one input and two outputs, the two outputs can have very different RPMs even turn opposite of each other but the average of the outputs must match the input.sodajerk said:I have a 1997 lx 450 with lockers. My question is if nothing is lock should I be able to lift any one tire and spin it by hand or with the engine?
If I jack up the driver's front on mine with my roller floorjack I can rotate the lifted wheel backward and the truck will roll backwards. If I pull it into gear it will spin the wheel as the truck moves forward. I agree...not a jackstand type stunt.sodajerk said:I have a 1997 lx 450 with lockers. My question is if nothing is lock should I be able to lift any one tire and spin it by hand or with the engine? Thanks,Russell
This is very good advise, and was the reason I was very surprised to see the Aussie Locker instructions read to put the truck in gear while on stands. I read it twice and then again. But it made sense to have the truck in gear when testing wether the locker was installed properly, i.e. spinning one rear wheel while holding the other to ensure proper installation. And this required the truck to be in gear. So there is a proper time and place but care must be taken. AND USE CHOCKS!RavenTai said:Never put the truck in gear when on jack/stands, the truck will try to come off of them unless you have all 4 tires off the ground or have removed driveshaft to any tires on the ground
RavenTai said:The Aussie locker instructions were probably written for the rear axle of a 2 wd or standard four wheel drive vehicle where drive to the front wheels can be disengaged.
I cannot imagine they would ask you to do that on an all wheel drive vehicle, but as you said without the VC you are much less likely to get into trouble, I still would have put all four wheels in the air or skipped the test altogether.