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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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What is a "front dig"?

I've heard of this and a "rear burn?" and realize they have to do with turning and you have to have a twin stick on your tcase but how do you do them?

total n00bie question but I just don't know. Thnx.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #2
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You are on track, twin stick T-case with the rear disengaged.

How to do is simple, apply power via skinny pedal to remaining wheels and head in the desired direction.

Helps to have a cutter brake but not always neccessary.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #3
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Front dig is when you dissengage the rear end in the transfercase, so that only the front has power to the tires. vice versa
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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:54 PM   #4
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When you are able to unlock the rear axle, then lock the brakes and use just the front axles to pull the rig around a corner.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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Oh nice, gonna have to try that out. And the rear just follows?
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:08 PM   #6
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Well like Timmy said, you're supposed to have brakes for the rear end, which keeps them from just freewheeling. That will allow you to make very tight turns, especially if you do independent brakes for each wheel.

Not all Tcases can disengage the front/rear wheels separately. The Toyota Tcases will not disengage the rear wheels. But cases like the Dana 20, Dana 300, NP205.. they are able to be twin sticked and disengage either front or rear. I'm sure there are other cases, but I cant remember them.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:09 PM   #7
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its handy when you're side ways on a hill and you want to go back down
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #8
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its handy when you're side ways on a hill and you want to go back down
I was able to sample what it would be like if I had a twinstick tcase one day. I tried to climb a hill and slid sideways a bit, then my rear tire caught a tree. It spun me right around and pointed me back down hill
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:25 PM   #9
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So my E-Brake would work okay for this?
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #10
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So my E-Brake would work okay for this?
Only if you are able to put ONLY the rear axle in neutral (this is where a twin sticked tcase comes in). Otherwise your rear axle will just over power your e-brake. If you don't have a t-case that can do that just pull your rear drive shaft and have fun!
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Old July 30th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #11
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Old July 30th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #12
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Old July 30th, 2009, 08:49 PM   #13
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Oh yeah, I have a D300 that I've twinsticked so it'll work just fine then.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #14
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A required technique on this turn.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 10:41 PM   #15
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no if youhave enough HP you can just nail it in 4wd eventually some thing will happen
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Old July 31st, 2009, 01:36 AM   #16
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Can we get a forum for shit like this? I feel like we don't need the pub all whored up with these silly tech questions.
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front dig > rear steer
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Old July 31st, 2009, 02:24 AM   #18
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front dig > rear steer
That requires more skill and creativity than rear steer though.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 02:32 AM   #19
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That requires more skill and creativity than rear steer though.
front dig is greater than (>) rear steer
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