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Traction control and Limited Slip Differential

Mike S

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Question: will the traction control on a 2019 limited move power between the rear wheels much like a limited slip differential? The dealer has found a 4WD limited I really like but it is optioned with e-lock vs anti-spin. So trying to figure out if I am sitting at a stop sign, in 2WD, on snow and wheel spins, will wheel just keep spinning or will traction control apply brake to spinning wheel and move power to the other wheel. This is how my current tundra works. I believe the tundra has an open differential and uses traction control to move power between rear wheels. Thanks in advance for any insight.
 

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We are having this discussion elsewhere...but traction control uses the brakes to control wheel spin. The Elocker can be activated at start up, and elsewhere we had verification that it disengages at 26 mph and reengages at 20 mph

https://5thgenrams.com/community/threads/2019-ram-1500-quad-cab-w-off-road-package.923/#post-12232

And plenty are saying the eLocker is spinning both wheels at launch.

https://5thgenrams.com/community/threads/anti–spin-differential-rear-axle.1448/#post-27874

Check out the links.
 

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I had the same question - what is the difference between the e-Locker and Anti spin diff ???

You engage the elocker when you are not moving vs asd where the wheels have to actually spin before a lock takes place, in fact in some cases I would believe that asd could potentially get you in more of a bind vs the elocker since the tires have to spin before it engages, I think.

On snowy roads that are slippery, 4wd auto has never let me down. With my 2015 Silverado it had an auto locking diff and I never had it engage and because of that with 4wd auto since it won't lock on 4wd H I honestly didn't see a reason to have it, even when backing a boat into the lake. I assume this can go the same with the ASD on the ram
 

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