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Bought this traverse in February of this year. I had no idea what it was when I bought it. I just needed 3rd row to haul my people around. But it was optioned out extremely well. Factory tow package, lsd in the rear, and plenty of space. Just doesn鈥檛 have any extra options. Not even rear door speakers 馃攰. But it鈥檚 got the tow package and definitely can. This rig here weights in at 3500 lbs dry and doesn鈥檛 cause but 1-1/2 of droop in the rear. We bought an equalizer and Bluetooth brake controller. You can tell the trailer is there and I lose some mpg but it doesn鈥檛 struggle or hunt for gears. Question is, does anyone use their Lambda platform for dunes or ORV parks? Just curious if the only place they get driven off-road is in Dubai?
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These are not off-road vehicles. Gravel roads are about the limit.

You said you needed 3 rows to haul people around. If you are filling the vehicle with people (and their stuff) while towing that trailer, you're very likely over it's limits. You might want to load it for camping (i.e., people and stuff) and go have it weighed.
 

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There is zero drivetrain protection underneath. Dirt roads only and watch out for protruding rocks in the center ''crown'' of the road.
 

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First I've heard of a 1st gen having LSD rear diff... Mine has always done well on grass, gravel and snow but I'm pretty sure the rear is an open diff.
 

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These are not off-road vehicles. Gravel roads are about the limit.

You said you needed 3 rows to haul people around. If you are filling the vehicle with people (and their stuff) while towing that trailer, you're very likely over it's limits. You might want to load it for camping (i.e., people and stuff) and go have it weighed.
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I found the build sticker in the glovebox.
Which code signified rear LSD? I know in the pickup world G80 is the automatic locker but I'm not familiar which code signifies LSD. Have you jacked the rear up and done the wheel spinning test to make sure?

That seems like a pretty straightforward answer. Im just talking about somewhere like Daytona or maybe flagger beach campground.
Yes, should be fine in those areas staying on the hard pack. If you look underneath the HVAC lines, break lines, wiring, etc. are all just hung off the bottom rather than tucked into a nook or protected like they are on more "purpose built" vehicles. For instance, our '15 Pilot is of the '09-'15 generation Pilot and Honda designed them to be more capable off road, things are tucked up and out of the way to increase clearance and minimize damage risk. Not saying it's a great off road vehicle, but it's clear to me crawling under them which one considered protecting those items.
 

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He SAYS he's got an LS, so I'm not sure how he can say it's "optioned out extremely well." But if he does have an LS, tri-zone HVAC wasn't available, so the expensive Heat/AC lines are non existent for him.

But he's apparently only towed in Florida. Wait until he tries pulling that trailer in some hills; he may change his mind.
 

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Which code signified rear LSD? I know in the pickup world G80 is the automatic locker but I'm not familiar which code signifies LSD. Have you jacked the rear up and done the wheel spinning test to make sure?



Yes, should be fine in those areas staying on the hard pack. If you look underneath the HVAC lines, break lines, wiring, etc. are all just hung off the bottom rather than tucked into a nook or protected like they are on more "purpose built" vehicles. For instance, our '15 Pilot is of the '09-'15 generation Pilot and Honda designed them to be more capable off road, things are tucked up and out of the way to increase clearance and minimize damage risk. Not saying it's a great off road vehicle, but it's clear to me crawling under them which one considered protecting those items.
G80 is the LSD code on the Traverse. The positrack code is G81 on the pickups.
 

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G rear differential codes are only for rear wheel drive. Not for AWD applications.
My '20 High Country AWD with the dual clutch locking rear differential has no G coded RPO differential codes or for that matter no differential coding at all just AWD.
 
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