Locking the front axle like this can have an adverse effect on steering because each wheel wants to turn at the same speed, but using manual lock out hubs on the front will help with that. But then again, you should only be putting the Sportage in 4WD when traction is limited and you need it.

Good to hear things are still working with Trackfinder.

I'd love to get my hands on a front traction aid like a LSD or really a full locker. Then when I need the traction I can just lock the front hubs and put the transfer case in 4WD.

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I'd love to get my hands on a front locker. Then when I need the traction I can just lock the front hubs and put the transfer case in 4WD.


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler