Originally Posted by ta2rtist
thanx, gonna lock it with arbs? someone suggested detroit?
Both are great lockers, one is automatic (Detroit) while the other is a selectable (ARB). The ARB costs more than the Detroit and is worth it for many, due to it's ability to switch to an open diff when off. Sometimes our winters get snow and ice, if your Jeep will be your daily driver in the winter - I would consider a selectable. Given the short wheelbase of the TJ, the rear tends to swing out (from a stop, turning left or right) during acceleration on ice or snow with a auto locker like a Detroit. Switching snow or ice covered lanes during acceleration can also be scary with an auto locker. However, Detroits are extremely
reliable though. If it weren't for our winters, I would have opted for a Detroit softlocker, but I am satisfied with my decision to install a TrueTrac in my D35. The TrueTrac limited slip fits my needs spot on, as I rarely lift a tire and I don't do rocks.
What rear axle do you have? If it's a D35, I wouldn't recommend locking it unless without upgrading the axle with a Super/Grande 30 splined kit. If you have a D44, this kit upgrade is unnecessary.
Good luck with your choice and remember...
Jeep hard, Jeep safe!