I would have gone for that option in a second!!
I had the ARB front & rear lockers installed and still have yet to use the fronts. The reason is this: the FJ Cruiser weight distribution is roughly 60/40 (front/back from midway point). There is enough weight on the rear axle to get through obstacles with relative ease.
I'll post if I break an axle. :worried:
I've been told in other places that a front locker w/IFS can cause problems because IFS CV joints are not strong enough to contain one without eventually breaking, unless you only use it going straight. Perhaps this is why we have no front locker.
solution- SFA! Please Toyota? Please!?????? :sex:
I would think that Hummer would have to protect themselves on this one somehow. Here are two options:This is exactly why toyota, and nearly every other manufactur offers rear, but no front locking diff. This is why you see systems like toyotas ATRAC to help giv the front end some kind of extra bite, without fulling locking up the front in an attempt to save parts/warranty claims.
The new Hummer H3 truck has IFS and will have locking front diffs. It will be interesting to see how these pan out. If they are sucessfull, then i imagine you'll be seeing Toyota ,Nissan, ford and others coming out with the same option in the near future.