2nd Gen Ram Tech1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.
I have a Yukon Dura Grip in mine. I like the way it performs, $436 at the time I bought it. The price jumped from ~$330 when I put one in my 9.25 about 2 yrs. ago to now. I don't think there is any such thing as cheap anymore. Most companies have shifted from selling a good product at a fair price to making maximum profit. Just decide what you want and shop around. There won't be any price difference on a lot of things. I did get a master install kit with Timken bearings from Jegs for about half the price that Yukon was selling them for so it pays to look around.
Yukon has two versions, one for high ratio gears, one for low ratio gears. Whatever you get, just be sure to match the gears to the right carrier, or vice versa.
I've got a True-Trac in the rear of my 96 1500 and I love it. I'll be putting one in the front within the next few months (and changing the gears to 4.10 to go with some new 33" tires).
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 5.2/auto, Hemifever tuner, 50mm Fastman TB, Perma-lok front axle, Magnaflow muffler. 2" Skyjacker coils up front, Trail Master 2" long leaf add-a-leaf in the rear. 4.10 gears with Truetracs front and rear, Dick Cepek FC II 285/75/16" tires on 16x8" DC Torque rims. 200,000 plus miles on original engine.