Why not swap a Toyota axle w/ Locker?
Im considering an axle swap for the rear of my 91 YJ. I plan to do a springover as well.
Conventional wisdom says that I, being "budget minded" (poor), should use a Ford 8.8 out of an Explorer. This is good if I can find one with 4.10 gears, Trac-Loc, and disk brakes. All well and good.
But why not use a Toyota axle? It has an 8.4 ring gear, and can be found with 4.10 gears and an electric locker, I dunno what the brakes are. But the capability of a full open/ full locked diff is attractive.
Theyre both "close" in width, ie within adjustment by wheel spacers.
Im looking for real reasons not to here, so fire away.