Lol, yeah we tried that too. As can be seen in the video.
An old trick I learned by accident when both my diffs were open was the "red neck locker." I was at Moab watching extremely capable rigs struggle up a slab of rock... I knew there was no way I'd make it up with my unlocked truck but to be funny I'd pull up and spin a little bit, then do the bypass. I had parked on an incline and set my parking brake, but when I went to do the rock slab I didn't fully release the parking brake, and I pulled up to the obstacle. I gave it some gas and just started to creep up and up and up then over. Everyone standing by watched with their jaws open, including me. Why? The slight application of rear E-brake helped to keep the rear wheels from slipping and loosing traction. Try it sometime - it works. Left foot braking can help too.
But I'd go for the instant on and off of an air locker if you're budgeting for that.
What was your tire pressure in that first video? Your sidewalls must be really stiff or airing down a little more might give you a little more tractive force.
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- Getting "Lost"......one trail at a time.
Next ... TBD
2008 Ford Explorer: current family commuter/camping rig
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Sold due to transmission issues I couldn't resolve
1998 Jeep Cherokee: Sold when I "upgraded" to a Grand Cherokee
PSI in the vid was 20, looking back I probably should have been at about 10. However there was a decent amount of twisty road driving between trails so having it at 20 kept it feeling nice for the highway.
97 FZJ80, most fun vehicle I have ever owned.
How to build an 80 on a budget!