I have to disagree. It may just be the combo of my truck, duratrac s, LSD, but I can't keep my truck straight in the rain. Usually just to get on the freeway is 4 hi for me. Literally just barley touching the gas with a slight turn and I'm sideways.
I have experienced a combo of both.. the auto locker DOES make for more challenging driving, especially in slick conditions like rain, but in a YJ I found it very manageable if you knew how it behaved. On the flip side, driving an empty truck in slick conditions is sketchy to start out with, I imagine any type of auto traction aid in the same slick conditions would be a 100% nightmare.
This one on wet roads is a handfull on anything other then going straight! Freeways, no problems! Oh ramps, questionable... City streets making turns... Yeehaw!!! Gotta love the spool! In a week or so I won't actually own a vehicle without some sort of traction device in it. LOL
It's on video on my YouTube channel. It doesn't look as bad as it was though. We should have filmed it from a better perspective. It was a seriously off camber climb with a nasty fall if he had effed up. He did just fine though!
The difference between stupidity and ignorance. Ignorance is doing something wrong and not knowing better. Stupidity is knowing better, but doing it anyway. Don't be stupid!
So i am really enjoying these Spartans. Very predictible while driving. I know every one has their opinion on auto lockers, but in my 101" w/b XJ they work really well. I am glad i droped the cash on them, well worth every penny spent. So far my second favorite upgrade on my XJ, first are my $100 rock sliders.
My brake lines are a total mess (need replaced) and I have no shocks:
My exhaust is held in place off to the side with a wire hanger:
My front drive shaft is unbolted and held in place with a wire hanger and duct tape (and no i still dont have an inspection cover on my torque converter):
But, it seems to ride and drive fine. Had it up to about 50 in the neighborhood, havent dared to take it on the highway with those rotted 31's and no shocks. But, no weird vibes or anything, so, hopefully upwards of 60 MPH it drives the same.