The best locker for daily driver jeep
Thanx for the info guys ! I have a Dana 35 believe it has c clip never been inside it to know , so your saying this lunchbox style locker what is that exactly ? And I can throw that in the front axle without the rear being locked ?The very best locker for a daily driver is a selectable, one that can be kept off until needed offroad. Of the several available selectable lockers, I strongly believe that the very best one is the ARB Air Locker which is a favorite among those with the $$$ to buy & install it. You're probably looking at $1100 or so to install the first one which includes an air compressor, $900 or so for the second which can share the air compressor.
And what locker can be installed into what axle also depends on what your axles are. If your rear axle is the standard Dana 35c, it's not strong enough for a locker so your first locker should go into your front axle... where there'd be no real need to spend the $$$ for a selectable like the ARB Air Locker, a cheaper automatic lunchbox locker could be installed.
What rear axle do you have?
Ok so this lunchbox style locker, does it lock when needed would I be chirping tires when turning in parking lots for example or hard left or right turns ?You may want to qualify with a budget. The "best" is somewhat subjective though most would like agree that a selectable is preferable to an lunchbox style. There is a vast price range out there.
Thanx Jerry this is great ive been outta the country for a while so im wanting to treat myself so would you recommend the power Trax did you have any problems with it?A lunchbox locker in the front axle of a Wrangler TJ is not noticeable, steering-wise, when you're in 2wd. At the most, most make a clicking/ratcheting sound when making turns. At the least, the Powertrax No-Slip lunchbox locker doesn't even do that, it is click-free in turns.
I had a front-mounted Powertrax No-Slip lunchbox locker in my previous TJ & I honestly couldn't even tell it was there until I shifted into 4Hi or 4Lo. In 2wd on the street, it was totally benign & extremely well behaved... you wouldn't know it was there.
Thanx a lot I'm gonna really consider this ill let ya know if I do and how it works out !!An automatic locker requires a certain amount of friction/traction on the road surface so it can unlock as required for turns. Slick icy or snow-covered road surfaces may not have enough traction for that to happen.