I have a lock rite up front. Shop installed with my regear. I have made four dirt runs and with the TJ shaft on the passenger side I actually like it in the dirt. It will jerk the steering when you jump on the gas so you have to watch yourself a little but no big deal. There are times it is tougher to get the front tires to bite instead if sliding but not really an issue. Locks and unlocks no problem.
No snow in the Las Vegas valley but we did some snow sledding in the YJ last winter so I will find out in a couple months.
I also put a Yukon Grizzly in the 8.8 in the rear. Well behaved on the street as long as you don't jump on it in the turn. If you do you could be swapping lanes. Clicks but I din't hear it unless I am hanging out the window.
I love em both dirt, loose rick and rock crawling has been great. The front uphill positive pull is fantastic.
Mt YJ is a weekend toy not a DD so I am comfortable with it and live the new traction. No more hardassing over the rocks or on the hills all positive traction.
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89YJ 2.5L TBI, AX-5, NP231 SYE, Ford 8.8, Yukon Grizzly, Tom Woods Shaft, 33" BFG T/As, 4" lift, Warn VR10000s.
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