Inside tire digging through the snow on a 90-degree turn.
I've always wanted to do this for special occasions whether it was snow or off-road. I have these spare differentials; phase2 center and rear differentials (carrier with diff) that are welded. Now we all know the pros and cons, but when you are in a situation where a tire has lifted off the ground, you wished that differential had a locker or stronger LSD. This results in having to build some momentum, which in some cases may cause bottoming out and can damage the vehicle. A slow pace is best but you ultimately come to a halt with a wheel that lifts.
With the snowy roads melting away as winter is nearing its end, we decided to go testing at the local lake. This demo is driving through a medium snow drift. Larger drifts result in bottoming out and having to dig ourselves out. The snow was sticky with temperatures in the upper 30's, which can help you with traction or simply go against you when the tires run it smooth. The tires we are using are simple Bridgestone Blizzak WS70's on the OEM alloys.
I will upload other demo's as the season changes. I want to get a diagonal test in here and other tests where traction is the limiting factor. Look forward to them!