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Old 04-21-2019, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Autoputzer View Post
LSD's, LD's, and modern computer-controlled traction control do what most people outside of the snow belt need, without adding $2k to the MSRP, 200 pounds to the curb weight, and potentially thousands of dollars in repair costs.

The outer boots on the front axle on FWD and AWD vehicles are usually the first ones to tear. That's because they not only rotate with the driveshaft, but bend with the turning of the wheels.
and anti-lock brakes do what most people inside the snow belt use to do by pumping the brakes. That's fine, you aren't up for tech which makes things safer. We get it. me a scientific test which shows premature boot wear between FWD and AWD.
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