Jeep Brake Lock Differential (BLD) Explained

Date 2008/2/11 7:56:09 | Topic: Grand Cherokee

A recent blog post by a Chrysler engineer explains how Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSDs) and Brand Lock Differentials (BLDs) work and the thought process that went into designing the system. Here's a snippet:
Just to get this out of the way; from the Jeep perspective, BLD is not a substitute for locking differentials. It is a means to greatly expand the off road capability of vehicles that were not purchased with or do not offer locking differentials.

It's a great read for someone trying to figure out exactly how all the different 4-wheel drive systems work. Check it out.


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