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why you say be careful on the highway??
Careful on the highway in the snow. It may or may not be locked up, and instead of just slipping one tire, both will let loose, will may cause it to go end around. Basically, don't smash on the gas at high speeds in slippery conditions.

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I know this is pricey but how about the Auburn "ECTED Locker”. ($630)
Sounds interesting ?
Not really a locker. Just has a tighter clutch setting when the electricity is applied. Works well in most situations, but its those 2% that you need the locker that you're going to miss out.
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Careful on the highway in the snow. It may or may not be locked up, and instead of just slipping one tire, both will let loose, will may cause it to go end around. Basically, don't smash on the gas at high speeds in slippery conditions.
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Not really a locker. Just has a tighter clutch setting when the electricity is applied. Works well in most situations, but its those 2% that you need the locker that you're going to miss out.
Thanks, I didn’t know it was clutch pacs in there and how it worked.
A full locker is not what I need, nice to have but not needed.
I guess there is an ARB.

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When you drive with a locker for a while, you'll know how easily it locks.
I personally prefer a locker in snow versus limited slip or open diff. With an open or limited slip, THAT it when you don't know if one tire will spin or both will. With a locker you know what you are going to get. It is so much more predictable. Get on the throttle and it's going to lock. Yes it could cause you to slip but anyone who has a clue about countersteering won't care, and being careful with the throttle will prevent sliding.
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