Okay, I'm pulling the trigger on some lockers soon and I've done allot of research on the subject. Here's what I've boiled it down to on my plans on lockers, I just need a sanity check:
I have an '07 JKU sport with Dana 30 front, Dana 44 rear and 4:10 gears.
- Air lockers in the rear (leaning toward Yukon Zips)
- Auto-lockers in the front (leaning toward Aussie)
The reason I'm leaning toward the Yukons are that they are about $300 cheaper than ARBs and they come with a $2k collateral damage warranty.
I think the Aussies will do well in the front because (from what I have read) they will only engage when I lose traction in 4WD. They seem to be one of the best on the market and for only $300, you can't beat the price.
My thinking on the auto lockers for the front is that it will be an easier install (I hope) and will not engage when in 2WD so I won't have to worry about them on the road. I've read about problems with them in snow and ice but here in southern Arizona, I don't think that will be much of a problem.
Money is not necessarily an issue (well, it always is, but . . . ) however I'm not planning on doing any heavy rock crawling since this is still my DD and I'm just tired of taking crap from my friends for having go gun it to get over things on the trail.
I figure this setup will get me the best bang for my buck.
And I don't mean: