Wednesday, April 14, 2010

She's more articulate than I am lately

Here our trusty Land Rover Discovery powers her way up a punishing 4WD trail somewhere in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. You can not only see some good wheel articulation, but you can also just glimpse the new front diff guard* underneath. (Its the bit thats still shiny.) Later in the day our new rear diff guard* paid for itself by taking a nice hit during a water crossing - but no pics of that this time.

Anyhow, here is a shot from the top for you to enjoy.

* diff guards
Metal housing designed to protect your differential**

** differential
(disclaimer: this is a nutshell explanation - do not write and complain)
A vehicle's wheels do not always rotate at the same speed (like when going around corners) Your differential compensates for that, preventing one wheel spinning while the other drags.

So obviously, 'cracking a diff' leaves you S.O.L.***

*** S.O.L.
S**t out of luck.


Young Werther said...

A lady who knows her engine... a rarity :)

BetteJo said...

Wow - those wheels look pretty kitty-wampus there! They went back to normal?

Barkfoot said...

Diff guards are well worth the expense. The diffs on my brothers Range Rover had huge gouges out of them, but luckily never got cracked. It was great fun to off-road, but unfortunately the performance exhaust somewhat ruined the departure angle, that is, until the end of it got flattened while trying to get out of a ditch!

Anonymous said...

Very Nice Driving On Hills. :)