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Old 06-17-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Anybody have opinions about air lockers. Thinking about getting some. Just not sure how they work

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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I think that most Jeepers like them and would like having them in their Jeep. This link should help you understand how they work,
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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I run an air locker rear (ARB) and a lockrite front. Cheaper this way, and works well for me. Being able to lock the rear prevents the need to touch the 4wd lever a majority of the time.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #4

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I ran arb's front and rear in my TJ.. no issues or problems, less the cost of course. Just make sure who ever does the install has done many of them.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #5
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Air lockers are one of 3 major types of selectable lockers. (Cable and electric being the other 2 options) Selectable are the best type of lockers IMO because they allow you to engage and disengage the locker depending on the need. Goes from lock to open differential. This helps on road with snow and helps offroad for tight turning. Air lockers engage by a specified amount of air is applied to the carrier. ARB produces the most famous aftermarket air locker but the TJ rubicons did come with air lockers as well....just run at a different PSI.
I have an arb front and rubicon rear in my TJ. The rubicon rear is a little different than other air lockers in that it is a limited slip when not engaged versus a open differential.
Air lockers are expensive to buy and to install. Many will say that a ARB certified place needs to installed.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #6
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My ARB was not shimmed properly and caused damage to it. Had to have it rebuilt. As stated above make sure the installer has done many ARB installs. Here's a video worth watching
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:26 PM   #7
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Hey where can I get a rebuilt kit for arb lockers
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:01 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by damntofresh42 View Post
hey where can i get a rebuilt kit for arb lockers

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