Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
What's your budget and does it need to be street-friendly when the roads are icy? The Tracloc in your rear axle is actually not all that good on icy roads, it can cause understeer due to its clutch pack. When you wheel, do you wheel on off-camber trails that are iced up or full of snow? Do you need front and rear lockers for where you wheel? Do you prefer an automatic locker or is a selectable locker within your budget?
I hadn't really settled on a budget for it yet, it's just sort of the next thing onm the list, AFTER I finish installing the parts I have in the garage now, waiting for the spring thaw! As for the winter, I guess I wasn't really clear, I don't get off road much in the snow, but if it gets messy around here, I'll drive the Jeep instead of my DD. Off camber stuff might be an issue in the summer, but not so much in the snow.
As for what I NEED, well, it would have certainly helped on my last trip to the dunes to have a front locker, but I guess I don't know if it might have been more useful to have a good locker in the back.. know what I mean?
As for the price, I guess I'd rather not spend much on this since it'll be going in a D30 or 35, but since I really don't plan on stepping up to bigger wheels & tires anytime soon, I also don't plan to swap in D44's in the foreseeable future.