Even a LS can be a handful in the snow when up front. If the clutches are tight, it can actually be worse because it never completely releases around a turn like an automatic locker could (...is designed to). Serious understeer can result when your hubs are locked. If you're driving on public roads in the snow, you're better off with an open front end until you can swing the money for a selectable type, like an Ox or air locker. Edit: I was judging my above statements on your location; I'm assuming a fair amount of your miles will be in 4wd in the snow. Moral of my story is, don't have buyer's regret about repairing your open front end.