Originally Posted by jceffing
Getting ready to order my 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Sport with the following options:
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...