Originally Posted by Patrick L
If you like your center diff. I would suggest not doing e-brake turns on pavement with the 5 Speeds. I have seen several trannies come to me with problems with the center diffs giving out. Mainly the snap ring on the back of the diff that holds the LSD pack & spider gears in place. It can pop out and then some times lodge themselves in between the setup gears in the tail section of the transfer case. In one case, it destroied the gears and bearings in the tail section along with having to buy a new center diff.
BTW, I rebuild trannies on a regular basis.
DCCD are supposed to be ok!?
And what is good is when take a U-turn with the handbrake, all 4 wheel are still rotation at a very slow speed. So you can put the first gear without problem.
And it is good to modify the handbrake to be able to release it without holding the button.