Acquired a 2006 F250 CrewCab FX4 to build into an expo rig. I have been rebuilding/replacing this and that and just finished rebuilding the front end. While I was under there I pulled the front diff cover and took a look. The wear pattern looked good so I just cleaned it up and put in some Mobil 1.
My question though is about adding a selectable locker to the front. The rear is the 10.5 Sterling LSD.
Any experiences with E-Lockers/Air-lockers to share? Gearing advice? Since this is going to be an expo build, not a rock crawler, perhaps just a LSD in the front?
The suspension plan is pretty basic, 2.5" ICON lift w/35" MT's, bumpers for better approach/departure angles, some more skid plates, sliders. That gives me about 11" of ground clearance, protection, and traction.
But that open front diff is bothering me. I traded in my Grand Cherokee Limited with the Quadra-Trac II with e-lockers front and back and center locker, which worked well for me. With the weight, break over issues of the SD, I'm concerned about getting stuck. hung up.
Thanks for any insight.