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Well, I can tell you I like the ARB front Detroit rear setup I have. I was a bit scared to run ARB in both ends. But all the leaking, hoses, compressor issues people hear about related to the ARB are bull in the bigger/stronger axles.
A guy that Shilo and I know who now works for ARB was in a discussion once, and we all tended to agree that the issues mentioned above were mostly with the ARB products for like the D35. I'll admit I have ran with a small leak for years. Never bothered to fix it since it ain't broke. The locker fully engages and stays engaged as it should. You would think I might run into more rapid failure of the compressor, but again, knock on wood never an issue there.
If you have the money, I feel the ideal setup is selectable lockers front and rear. The jury is still out on some of the newer selectable offerings. And all are $$.
Oh and yes I mentioned rub in my prior post because I run 35 x 12.5's on 15 x 8's with proper offset, and 4" lift. Your wheel combo is gonna be sooo way fatter than mine, I guarantee you will rub. You will have to run a 10 inch rim if not a 12! And, of course your tires will be roughly 3+" wider to go along with the wide wheels.
Rikegee mentioned gearing, I was thinking just 33's at the time and so went with the 4.10's. With 35's and overdrive, I now would probably prefer the 4.56, but the 4.10 are acceptable since I run a smaller tire package, i.e. width. In your case the weight would probably mean the 4.56 should be your choice for sure if you have OD, maybe even higher if ya want.