which would you prefer when you are doing some light offroading?
here are my options: 2006 off road package manual with the locker, 2007 off road package automatic with the locker, or 2007 sport package automatic with the limited slip differential.
i know it is possible to have both the rear locker and limited slip if i buy a newer truck but i cant afford that at the moment so i have to decide which is better between the three. i dont plan on doing any rock crawling or anything TOTALLY extreme so im wondering if limited slip is adequate for light to medium offroading. i heard stick shifts becomes a pain in the ass for offroad but i cant remember the reasoning for that & ive also heard limited slip can be a pain during offroad use too.
if i got the truck with the rear locker would i be able to install the limited slip later without having to sacrifice the locker?
these are the driving conditions im looking at - trails, snow, climbing hills, sand, mudding, etc. and of course, traffic.
im more concerned about maybe needing a locker for mudding and possibly losing control driving through snow or ice with a limited slip. also im assuming that having the locker will make remote areas way more accessible than having the limited slip. ive searched forums for the answers to these questions and have not found any resolving answers =/ by the way, if you couldnt tell already, i have absolutely no off road driving experience what so ever, lol .. besides being a passenger in off roading experiences.
and lastly, if a truck is not equipped with a limited slip differential or traction control then what the ef does it use for those purposes????? magic????????