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Old 04-01-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Exclamation ARB or E LOCKERS? SOA or SUA?

I'm almost done with my 5.3L conversion in my YJ!

I am getting ready to have some Dana 44's built and geared. I am looking for some feed back?

ARB air lockers or the E Locker, electric lockers? I will eventually be running 35" tires. I'm hearing the "E" lockers might not hold up? Anybody have experiance with either? Good, bad, fugly?

I am also considering going SOA. I will be using the Jeep as a daily driver on occasion, so not sure that will be my best option.

Any feedback would be appreciated!!!

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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I'm no expert but i'm in a situation of debating over SOA and SUA and i think SOA gets you more flex and articulation and is cheaper, but for it being a daily driver, it just needs to be done right and you need to have the steering and everything adjusted correctly.

For lockers, with 35s i think ARBs are definitly the way to go.

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback!

I know the SOA will give me more flex, but I'm concerned when I'm driving 65+ on the freeway with that set up...

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Old 04-01-2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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Whats SOA?
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback!

I know the SOA will give me more flex, but I'm concerned when I'm driving 65+ on the freeway with that set up...

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I run SOA with waggy springs and lift shackles, drive just fine down the freeway.. just make sure you set your caster correctly so you dont wander, and also ditch the track bars if you still have them..
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Whats SOA?
Spring Over Axle
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Ohh thnks that was buggen me for awhile
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From what I've gathered. "which isn't a lot since my jeep came with lockers" is ARB are the best of the best.
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tj not running good

Skipping back firing I've tryed new plugs wires dis cap and button still no good .need help please
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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I'd say ARB is the best selectable locker, but it all depends on your needs really not everyone wants selectable
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I'd say ARB is the best selectable locker, but it all depends on your needs really not everyone wants selectable
I agree but if you don't have the D44 setup, then ARB will be your best bet and with that new motor, they will handle the torque as well. Be sure to upgrade the hoses and route them well to keep them out of harms way. If I'd have my drothers, ARB BABY
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When my rubicon lockers go out I'll replace them with ARB's

Why would anyone not want selectable? Curious.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #13
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I SOA everything, no high dollar steering needed....drives fine. As my 62 year old parents who drive the one I did for them all the time up the highway
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When my rubicon lockers go out I'll replace them with ARB's

Why would anyone not want selectable? Curious.
potential problems with selectable setups.. not saying they're common but they do happen.. they are also usually more expensive setups, more parts that can fail, etc.
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potential problems with selectable setups.. not saying they're common but they do happen.. they are also usually more expensive setups, more parts that can fail, etc.

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Old 04-04-2012, 12:52 AM   #16
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I appreciate all the feedback! I think I will going with the SOA. I still have my stock, flat springs somehwere in the garage. They should flex pretty good and give me about 4" of lift with the SOA. I want to do a 2" body lift, I could use the clearance on the motor. Only so I can get the factory engine cover to fit on. Overall, 6" of lift, enough room for 35" treads.

It sounds like ARB is the way to go. I hate the idea of all those hoses and connections. But I dont want to break down on the trail somehwere either...at least I get an on board compressor!

BTW-getting my harness and ECM back tomorrow. Might fire up the beast this weekend!

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:00 AM   #17
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SOA and stock springs, which even in brand new form are pretty close to flat anyway will get you right around 5.5 inches of lift
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #18
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SWEET! Thanks everyone for the input!

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