Yesterday I had the Auburn LSD installed, last night we had our first measurable snow fall. Not much snow, less than an inch.
I have two spots, one of which is my driveway, that cause me traction problems. What they have in common is that one must come to a complete stop, then make a sharp 90 degree turn and negotiate a substantial adverse grade.
The driveway in particular is tricky because I am pulling through a 8' wide garage door with about 2" or less clearance on each side. It could be real expensive to just take a running go at it and hope for the best.
On an ice covered bridge this morning I proved yes I can spin both rear tires should I use even a little too much gas, and that with almost new Michelin tires. The Michelin are all season, once we get a few more snows I shall put the winter rims/tires on.
But over all I'm very happy.
The shop charged only $250 labor, $25 for rear oil.
They did not need the new shims set, they did replace the carrier bearings since I have 37.3k miles. And they used up about half the rear axle gasket set.
In my case I'm more interested in driving in the snow than I am lower ET's. So far I'm pleased.