This same post is in the Suzuki thread, but thought it would be of interest here too:
Wow, is all I can say in the difference between having the locker and not. With the automatic, the difference on-road is imperceptable, but off-road, WOW.
I took it up to Redington Road area today to a trail called 4436 and to Chiva Falls. Didn't get too far on 4436 because some "jerk," to be polite, parked in the middle of the trail and was nowhere to be found. Lovely. Went to Chiva and drove over the toughest lines I could find in all areas except three feathers (don't want the kids in the car for trying too much) and stuff I couldn't do a week ago without the locker was a piece of cake.
Sad, though, to see how continuously more and more trashed the area is becoming. And now the Forest Service has a sign up that they will no longer remove trash - they expect people to pack it in, pack it out. The area is going to be a disaster without any cleanup efforts.
Anyway, here is a little movie I made of the day, music is by Adrian Legg: