Sunshine24 previously posted:
"everything I have heard, unless you want it locked all the time you want a selectable. what I was told, was imagine driving it ALL THE TIME in four wheel drive...I don't want to have to deal with trying to park or drive in four wheel drive on dry pavement."
My Jeep is not a DD so having a mechanical locker that is locked at all times is not a huge deal to me to be honest. Some one feel free to correct me if I am wrong but what I have read is that the mechanical lockers have two types. One that is locked all the time and the other only locking when the wheel slips.
mattzj98 previously posted:
"Kory, you got it backwards, selectable lockers are the ones in the 600 - 1000 dollar range. The affordable ish ones are the mechanical lockers..
I would do locker install while getting the 8.8 because it is cheaper to have it installed while the axle is not under the vehicle and already tore apart. Are you also doing gears?
I am very happy with my yukon mechanical locker.. paid about 300 or so dollars for it, install was free since i had it done while regearing. the only complaint I had is how loud it is, BUT this can be easilly solved with a thicker guage fluid which is what im doing some time soon.. (a royal purple heavy duty synthetic)"
A non selectable locker would be more affordable that is what I am leaning towards. The difference between doing the locker during the swap and after is only $100 so I am not too worried about when it is done.
I am regearing the front to match the back once the new axle is in.