Lock the differentials.

Especially the above nice, little, heart, can be locked? 
The answer is yes, by two methods.

Method # 1, (for both, front, rear):

"a trick to help out a stuck syncro



This might be old news, perhaps I'm behind the curve.

Anyway, I've been loving the shizen out of my diesel converted syncro.

 It's damn near unstoppable.

 Sometimes I get a little carried away in deep snow and do end up... --well, stopped.

It's great to have power delivered to both the front and the rear, but with open diffs, you're still limited.
I happened to find myself in the following situation yesterday:
the two right wheels on the wet pavement of a partially shovelled driveway, the two left wheels in 2' deep snow. 

Obviously there was snow drag on the underbody, and yup, I was stuck. Both left wheels turning happily, but with very little traction.

I tried out a little stunt. At mid-high RPM in 1st gear, I slowly started to apply the brakes. As the RPM came down, I added more power to keep the wheel speed constant.

It reached the point where the negative torque (if you will) of the brakes well overcame the difference in negative torque (or resistance, again if you will) between the left and right wheels. This effectively locked the differentials, and the car launched out of the snowbank like it wasn't even there!

Neat little trick!

As a note, I don't have a brake bias valve, and my ABS/EDL is inoperative.

Here's the mess. Check out the soot puke where the tailpipe was jammed against the snowbank.

The, lifted, b35i Syncro.

I love my syncro!!!"
(A syncronaut)


Method # 2, (for the rear only):

How to lock the rear differential. 

Front differential, (let the game begin), EDL/EDS: