The explorer axle route is a good one... especially with a working l/s Trak-Lok.
Other than that I'd say stay with a l/s of some sort, as winter driving with a automatic locker can be dangerous driving for people who don't know how to drive with a locker in the rear....
Yes they can kick out if you are not careful in the snow/ice. If you are careful it is not a big deal.
The No-Slip is markedly smoother.
But the Lock-Rite is priced right, and the extra ratcheting noise is barely audible or noticeable.
Both won't wear anything out faster or worse (that is of course if you stay away from the temptation to do burnouts and brodies everywhere you go....trust me...it is hard to resist.
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