- Jul 12, 2019
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- Ram Year
- hemi 5.7
You are entitled to your opinion. The places i am talking about needing to turn TCS off is not a parking lot, there are zero Honda anythings there. You need clearnace and horsepower as well as 4x4 or you are going nowhere.
If your driving pavement and good gravel, sure LSD is optional. It is inexpensive when ordered new, but you can get away without it 99% of the time. Mud or snow up to your running boards, no longer optional because TCS both applies brakes and cuts power, neither of which works well when navigating 30 miles of wet, snowy or muddy, deeply rutted road. On those roads an open diff is a big handicap.
I've already said many posts ago that offroad is a somewhat different story (and in the examples you gave I'd actually want a real locker, not the LS). If you are burying your running boards or regularly driving in spots that ordinary traffic can't go, then that would qualify as "offroad", don't you think?
Why not argue for 38 inch mud terrains? How about winches, are those a requirement in your mind? Front lockers? 4 inch lift? Why not push him in the direction of a powerwagon? One can always make up more and more demanding situations to justify better equipment. If that's how you want to argue then go for it but if you read the OP's original question its quite clear that LS is absolutely not a requirement.