Re: For those with full floaters...
Im a little confused.
Why is an ARB the 'only real solution'? What other solutions won't allow you to commute 'effectively' or 'fast'?
I agree, a Spidertrax full-floater rear axle does have more advantages. Probably the most noticeable one is strength. The Spidey guys have those shafts made custom, so they are fully hardened, un-cut and splined, real-deal shafts. Eddie has yet to break one, and thats saying something.
I would recommend that you not use your vehicle as a front wheel drive. The front end was not designed for long term highway use. Shafts are smaller, weak birfields, and your ring and pinion will be working on the 'coast' side of the gears, which is not nearly as strong as the 'drive' side. I am also assuming that you will have or already have larger than stock tires? It will be harder to steer and again, the wear factor just increases.
Now, I have seen a guy with a bone stock Sami use his front end for a while. A while, until he got his rear shaft fixed.