you will hear both sides on this one. A selectable front locker is best but pricy. Trutrac makes a front gear-driven LSD that is a great addition for most applications but not so hot for rock crawling. (I had one for a year or so).turbo4door said:I got a set of 4.56 7.5" r&p to go along w/ the rear 4.56's the previous owner installed, I ordered the master install kit from PORC as well as a front lock right.
Ive seen posts of people saying "you wont be able to turn" etc.. Any input on that? I think a locker up front will be awesome, but dont want to take away my ability to turn in 4x4 if I want/need to. I have manual hubs for reference.
Also, am I able to drive (to work, etc) without the front diff on the truck? I was thinking of taking out the front diff, cv's and the front driveshaft from the transfer case for however long it takes to install the gears/locker. Better safe than sorry!
Steering will be difficult but managable from what I've seen/heard from the guys I wheel with on a regular basis. Dale ran the Rubicon with Lockrites f/r with IFS and had no issures. Mike Ross runs them as well in his SA rig.
personally I wouldn't want a full-time locker up front which is why I got the ARB.
Frankly, you can learn how to pick lines so that you seldom even need a front locker in most situations. Deep snow is an exception, however. A front locker or LSD really makes a difference there. Trails with big rocks that get front tires airborn is another time where a front locker is nice.