Not unless you lock the center diff. All the power will just dump or the front output of the CD, and after a minute or two the center diff will begin to melt down and destroy itself.
You can lock the center diff with silly putty, or hot glue. Both are easily reversible and would allow you to run 2wd.
I've heard about doing silly putty, but not hot glue, interesting.
So if I did the hot glue in the center diff, and I got my new front diff installed, would the car drive the same as if I were to put 1,000,000 CST diff oil in the center diff?
Probably pretty close to the same feeling, but the million CST would offer a slight cushion for the drive train.
Gotcha. For now, if I want to drive it, I'm thinking fully locking the center would be the best approach (since I don't have new gaskets). So if I did hot glue, would the all the spider gears just have to come out permanently?
Naw, the gears stay in. The glue goes in and around them just like diff fluid would.
Ah, gotcha. So just take it apart and clean it, put each side back together, glue them independently, and then put it back together? I can't find a good video for doing this on the Kraton or any Arrma center diff for that matter.
who needs the diff brain when you have hot glue hahaha!@schoeds Well, the first attempt at hot gluing the center diff was a fail. Just didn't hold long. Took it apart, filled it up with tire glue, and it's doesn't move! The trick is to not glue the housing to the gears. I also got my new front diff today and put it in as well.
Locking the center diff makes the car just absolutely nutty. I want to go up to a 16T pinion gear. I barely touch the throttle and my wheelie bar just can't contain the torque!
Nero has diffbrain right so i don't see why it would be not good....imo its about personal preferences. And the diff cases and gears are not very expensive so if you have a spare and you like running very thick oil i say go ahead and lock it for real and try it out