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Re: Downfall of Limited Slip in daily driver??

Is it ELSD or LSD. The ELSD shouldn't have the downsides the LSDs do.

No one mentioned that you need to change fluid pretty often with LSD because all friction pads end up floating in the oil. Pads also wear out.

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Re: Downfall of Limited Slip in daily driver??

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Getting ready to order my 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Sport with the following options:

Hypergreen
Automatic - wife cant drive manual
Upgraded soft top
max tow - so i can get 3.71 and hitch
LED light upgrade

As I am talking to the dealer he said he would highly recommend the LSD

This will be a daily driver (on highways and county roads), and weekend toy to put the top down and explore back roads, there will be no rock crawling or mudding. Will be driven in rain and snow - I'm in southern Indiana, so we get some snow - sometimes alot!!

Mods will at some point include 3" lift, 35" tires and rims, and side/nerf bars.

So my question "is there a downside to having LSD in daily driver". i understand the concept of it and dont see a downside, but you are all more informed then me.
This is an old thread, so not sure if you ordered or not... I would order it with LSD. The benefits outweigh any potential downsides.. not sure I can find a downside.

I've had LSD in my 1991 Cherokee since day 1 and I've never regretted having it. Most of the time you don't know its there until you lose a little traction when turning a corner on a wet surface - when on the throttle. In rain and snow... same, not a problem. More benefits... my Cherokee was used for snow ski trips.

As far as maintenance... my 1991 has 181,000 miles and the rear differential has never been apart.

Get the LSD...

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Another factor is, I believe you have to step up to the Sport 'S' first in order to even have the option of getting the stand alone LSD (Traction Lock) rear, in the JK/two door at least. The option might still be available on the base Sport (non 'S') four door JKUs though. It's standard on Willys models of course.
They unfortunately raised the price of the option as well, it went from $395.00 last year to $445.00 late in 2016 and is now $495.00 on the 2017s.
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Re: Downfall of Limited Slip in daily driver??

Gentlemen (and Ladies if your listening), this isn't "1972" it's about to be 2017 and Jeep Wranglers have many (maybe even too many) safety features to worry about the vehicle fishtailing from LSD. There are Electronic traction-control, stability control etc.. so during wet, or snowy roads that they will keep the vehicle going straight ahead. I would say the only disadvantage would be....not having it. If you are ordering a Jeep I would most definitely get ELSD, LSD or Lockers....if you can get any of them....get it....especially if you do any off-roading or live in a snowy climate. My JGC on snowy slippery roads while in SNOW mode...it is very difficult to get the vehicle to slide (don't get me wrong it can be done) however, all the vehicle wants to do is track and go straight ahead (it is the most sure footed vehicle I have ever drove...well next to a military HMMWV) so you don't have to worry as much about spinning out at lower highway speeds in adverse weather like you did in a 1972 panel Van with fuzzy dice hanging from the review mirror.
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Gentlemen (and Ladies if your listening), this isn't "1972" it's about to be 2017 and Jeep Wranglers have many (maybe even too many) safety features to worry about the vehicle fishtailing from LSD. There are Electronic traction-control, stability control etc.. so during wet, or snowy roads that they will keep the vehicle going straight ahead. I would say the only disadvantage would be....not having it. If you are ordering a Jeep I would most definitely get ELSD, LSD or Lockers....if you can get any of them....get it....especially if you do any off-roading or live in a snowy climate. My JGC on snowy slippery roads while in SNOW mode...it is very difficult to get the vehicle to slide (don't get me wrong it can be done) however, all the vehicle wants to do is track and go straight ahead (it is the most sure footed vehicle I have ever drove...well next to a military HMMWV) so you don't have to worry as much about spinning out at lower highway speeds in adverse weather like you did in a 1972 panel Van with fuzzy dice hanging from the review mirror.
Yes there are all sorts of electronics in play, but I have personally fishtailed my 2013 with LSD on wet roads. All it takes to get it back in line is to let off the gas. It is definitely worth having though.
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Re: Downfall of Limited Slip in daily driver??

I wouldn't own a RWD/4WD vehicle without one. The electronic stuff is great, but a LSD is indispensable in bad weather.
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