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May 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm #1318AnonymousGuest
(– by D+D Cherokee #6350 –)
Just looking for feed back on selectable lockers. As I am lacking in on board air system leaning more to an E-locker and have been looking at the Eaton E-locker. Has anyone used these what others types are out there that I may not have heard of? Should I spend the money and go with air?May 5, 2012 at 1:14 am #2315AnonymousGuest
(– by sibbles #2090 –)
I'd spend the money on air, however I am bias. You can get a york AC fairly cheap and it can be used for tires and tools as well as the lockers.
ARB is likely the strongest and best locker on the market. But again, I am bias as this is what I run.May 5, 2012 at 1:55 am #2316AnonymousGuest
(– by Bad Karma #5647 –)
I agree with sibbles… but I'm bias too.May 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm #2317AnonymousGuest
(– by Colin #5654 –)
I am an OX Locker fan!!
I like the mechanically activated lockers, their are less parts to fail.
No air lines to leak, no seals to leak/blow out, no air compressor to fail, no electrical gremlins, just a CABLE attached to the locker.
but I am a lil bias.
ColinMay 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm #2318AnonymousGuest
(– by 762X39 #2435 –)
I have no bias between air lockers and mechanically actuated lockers (my Mercedes has mechanically actuated lockers at both ends) but the ARB using an air supply also kicks ass .If you can afford the ARB setup you will also have onboard air. If you go with the mechanical (like the OX) it will usually engage firmly with just a cable but Nothing is infallible.Pay your money, enjoy your truck and move on.May 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm #2319AnonymousGuest
(– by hustler #5243 –)
ARB for me. The ARB compressor is super easy to wire up and install – literally plug and play with an ARB locker.May 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm #2320AnonymousGuest
(– by bigrunner #5707 –)
I run e-lockers in my Yota. I know that when its locked, its locked. I can also unlock it maunually if something was to happen with the motor. I like mechanical but would pick electric over air.May 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm #2321AnonymousGuest
(– by LugNutz #5331 –)
I'm not biased as to whether Electric or Air, like em both. But I will say stay away from the Eaton Elocker especially if your running a Dana 35. I have a friend that had all sorts of problems with his, he was getting bad noises from the back axle so he limped it over to my place to have a look at it. We pulled the diff cover off and found that in order to make room for the magnetic activator, they had move the engagement ring inwards. The problem with that design is it greatly reduces the spline contact surface on your passenger side axle, down to less than a quarter of of the splined section (less than a 1/2inch at the tip) of the OEM passenger axle shaft. It turns out that my buddys problem was he had managed to strip the splines smooth on the OEM axle shaft. He called Eaton and they were aware of the problem, their solution was he should be running aftermarket cromoly shafts seeing as most aftermarket suppliers generally don't taper the end of the shaft as much as the OEM ones. Now I won't say he is always easy on his rig, but still I was shocked to see how little surface mating area some designer figured was acceptable especially considering this is an axle upgrade. He had a spare set of Cromos we put in seeing as the splines on the engagement ring were not damaged, and thoroughly cleaned out the carrier and housing and sent him on his way. Talked to him the other day and he's had problems again related to the locker. I'll post up some pictures if I can find them.
Now I will add he has a TJ on 35's which is never a good combination on a Turdy Five and if I recall correctly his was a first gen Eaton, but I really have to wonder how someone could think reduced spline engagement could be a good thing. Do a Google search for Eaton Elocker problems, there are quite a few out there.May 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm #2322AnonymousGuest
(– by D+D Cherokee #6350 –)
Thanks for all the input from every one have looked at all three. My issue is to go with ARB total cost is over and beyond but all issues have heard is bad instal relates to leaks. Eatons have heard lots of issues but but no one ever says the model as Eaton has different electric lockers. As form Ox the only issue is cable adjustment or routing and can only get it for the front axle as they are only made for Dana's where i have a D30 up front and the Chrys. 8.25 rear.
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