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what would be better for a D.D

What would be better and cost the least to install for winter driving l/s front or rear and why
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I got open diffs front and rear and when $$$ permits im goin to get E lockers or air lockers,that would be best if your planning on upgrading the diffs.
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A selectable locker for the rear is preferable so you can control it better. I have an Auburn ECTED and it's great.

I'm going to do a lunchbox style auto-locker probably in my front D44 eventually. It's open for now.

SupersonicFX4 (Adrian) whom I haven't seen on here yet since I've been back swears by the locker in the front of his truck rather than the rear and it's an automatic "lunchbox" (like the PowerTrax type). He says it's great for the rock crawling he does. He had no rear locker last time I talked to him but he did have the rear Torsen LS which helps also.
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IS YOUR TRUCK A D.D OR SOME off roading
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what give the most traction haven l/s front or rear and the most control
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It's my DD. I love it. Check out my Cardomain and you'll see I have installed "creature comforts" for my DD like EATC (climate control from Explorer) and overhead console and so forth.

I love my truck!
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Mine will prob. never see off road , so just a good gear type L/S latter down the road
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Oh then I'd definitely do the L/S rear as it's useful all year round.
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nice rig
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I kinda thought it might be better in the front in snow. i know front wheel drive car are pretty good in the snow
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But so far this year it been fine in the snow kinda surprised me being open diffs
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nice rig
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