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I rented a KRX to try before taking a huge investment in the machine. Wife and I both loved it, but I noticed when driving in a gravel parking lot it handled like the rear diff was locked and not a limited slip. I saw on this forum it is a locked rear diff. We drive at Hatfield in WV and in that trail system you drive on asphalt no way around it. I was always taught driving a locked diff on asphalt was a problem waiting to happen. When we drove the KRX on asphalt I could hear the tires screech in turns even when we were in 2WD. My fear is driving lots of miles on asphalt which we will have to do in WV will ultimately do damage to a locked rear diff system. Do other owners consider this a concern or am I making this a bigger deal than it is?
 

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It is a locked rear end. I believe the Polaris General is the only side by side that has a rear end that can be unlocked. Cornering on hard surfaces is hard on the tires, but that is to be expected.
 

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It's always locked like 99% on all SXS's.
I drive mine on asphalt all the time from the house to the trails or to the store on 35" stickies with no worries with the dif. It will eat the tires up some but nothing too bad.
 

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These are not street machines... Thus the locked rear diffs. With that said your not going to damage the rear end driving on pavement. Only damage you will do is wearing our your tires. Run a good set of DOT tires and air them way up ~20psi if asphalt is your thing
 

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It is a locked rear end. I believe the Polaris General is the only side by side that has a rear end that can be unlocked. Cornering on hard surfaces is hard on the tires, but that is to be expected.
We can add the Honda Pioneer to the unlockable rear end list. I run mine unlocked about 90% of the time. Especially across fragile alpine pasture. A nice feature, but not worth the design strength compromise in a more performance oriented car.
 
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