I want to report that I got tired of waiting for a selectable locker for the front of my Ranger. I ordered a Torsen for the front and I am very happy with that decision. I have made two extensive trips off-road and had very good results. That in combination with the 33" tires seemed to handle everything I threw at it without loss of traction.
The first trip was a 2-1/2 week excursion into Mexico with a lot of off-road travel. Nothing extremely demanding but gave me a good feel about the Torsen in the front. My next trip was 1-1/2 weeks in Northwest Arizona and Southern Utah. There were some areas that tested the Torsen combination very well and the did not fail me. I am sure I will eventually find the limits of the Torsens but I think I will be probably be doing something that I shouldn't be attempting anyway. I have already gotten pretty close to that.
2002 FX4 Bright Red Supercab 4.0 SOHC, manual 5-spd & Tcase, 33" BFG MTs, K&N air filter, Modified air box inlet, Gibson SS cat. back exhaust, Bama flash, Hidden Hitch round receiver, Rear helper air springs, Electric trailer brake controller, Line-X bed liner, WAAG bar with KC lights and Wildernest shell.