Originally Posted by Jeep-ZJ_97
Good to know. I've been meaning to ask how it was in the snow. I just installed an Aussie in the 44a and I will be installing an Aussie in the front this week.
In the winter when the roads are slush or a little Icy, you will still need to stay in 2wd. In fact, I stay in 2wd unless the road is completely snow covered. Especially if you are Rear locked, You will need to re-learn how to drive on the icy roads in the winter. Start by Slowing down and go easy on the skinny pedal during acceleration.
Sure a Selectable Would be Fine!!!!! But Aussie locking front and rear is Not
something that I would change or do different, Unless I had a boat load of cash that I did not know what to do with it.
Selectable s were simply out of the question for me $$$$$.
The only cheaper way to fully lock a ZJ would be to Lincoln lock it, and I am strongly against doing that. So If you find your self wanting to Lock yet not dump extra money on Selectable s, I say go for the Aussie but be aware that driving habits will need to change. And yes there are a few minor draw backs to a full time or Lunch box locker. But For much less money, Your Jeep Capability's will be no different off road then the Guy that has dumped all there money into ARB Or an OX selectable . And truly , that is what was important to me. OFF ROAD CAPABILITY'S
One thing I want to add. With the 242 I find my self driving in full time 4x4 off road because the jeep maneuvers/ turns much better due to the open diff action of the transfer case in said position. There are times when you will need to lock the transfer case in Part time or 4 lo, you will see what I mean on the trail when you back tires are both spinning and the fronts are not turning, then you will simply shift the Transfer case to the Locked position which is Part time or =4Lo..
I feel the 242 is a far better choice over the 231 when you have a full time lunch box locker up front Because of the Full time position choice. You will see what I mean when you start to get that Under-steer off road that Ratmonkey mentioned. with the 242 in full time it is much much less noticeable.
If you care about a Locker being Transparent, then your only choice is a Selectable. But if you are on a Budget and Feel that you need to wheel the crap out of your Jeep, then Man up, take the good with the bad and Choose the Aussie ! But what ever you do, get that Beast Locked , UP. Then the fun starts