Need advice: good deal on Locker
Little bit of Jeep background:
99TJ 4 banger
HP 30 Ford 8.8 4.88 gears
Haven't seen an interstate in 3 years lol
Question: A friend of mine works at a shop and recently found that he has some old but unopened Genuine Gear Quick-Lok lockers for various axles. He's he kind of guy that will pick up things for a good deal and forget about them until years later. he got this for 50 bucks a pop when they were being taken off the shelves. Anyways, he has one for a Ford 8.8, and is willing to sell it to me for 75 bucks. Again, they are brand new in box. It'd be an easy thing to plop in and go. Also, my 8.8 is an open carrier, not limited slip.
I've been thinking of lockers for a long while but was always hesitant on a lunch box locker (especially in the rear). Part of my logic was if I spend 350 bucks on a lunch box locker, that's like a third of the way to an ARB or other selectable locker. But I don't think I can go wrong with blowing 75 bucks on something, if I hate it I can always remove it a plop my spider gears back in.
Any thoughts or advice? I wheel almost every weekend, but I do drive it about 10 miles through city streets to work every day.