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Old 09-09-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
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Selectable lockers

I'm re gearing my axles soon and I'm thinking of putting in a rear locker.
I want a selectable and I want something thats not going to be a "pain" to install and upkeep(air leaks, etc...).

From what I see there is the ox, arb and the ected. Do any of you have experience with installing and/or using any of these? pros/cons? or do you have another locker to recommend?

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I ran dual ARB's in my 60's. Never had an issue. The install is the most important part on any locker, but even more so on the ARB. That being said most of the issues I have seen with them are a bad seal. Ox is also good, I don't know about other one you mentioned.

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I ran dual ARB's in my 60's. Never had an issue. The install is the most important part on any locker, but even more so on the ARB. That being said most of the issues I have seen with them are a bad seal. Ox is also good, I don't know about other one you mentioned.
Thanks. Thats what ive heard, my first choice is the arb but it seems like its the easiest to screw up on the install, then I heard ox was having some quality control issues, and the etcted just sucks apparently... Im also looking at the eaton e-locker which seems like its the easiest to install LINK
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OX - That's what I want.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:32 PM   #5
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people local here mostly go with OX or ARB... I've heard a few people who know say to STAY AWAY FROM ECTED. they never said why though. lol.

I have an ARB but only have had it put in recently and have only run maybe 6 trails with it so far. so far so good though!

Fatbob309, who sometimes visits this forum, has the OX and he likes it other than occaisional trouble with the cable. I think I heard they have a new/better cable out now though.
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Fatbob309, who sometimes visits this forum, has the OX and he likes it other than occaisional trouble with the cable. I think I heard they have a new/better cable out now though.
Ben, Bob's OX problems were way more than just the cable, however they were due to the install. I've seen enough of all of them and while most people work off the assumption that ARB's are bulletproof I've seen way more ARB's broken than OX's. Just a simpler setup in my opinion.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:34 PM   #7
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Ran dual ARB's for the last few years and ran across a couple problems:
- rear axle was pushed up too high once and the track bar impacted the air line and broke it
- have had trouble at times with the front engaging
- have had trouble with the front disengaging

Should be said that when taking it offroad I lock the back and forget about it. I only cycle the front to make turns 'n stuff.



That said, notice I started with "ran"...
I'm in the process of upgrading to a D60 in the front and a 14bolt in the rear. Put a Detroit in the 14bolt and an Ox up front. When its all finished we'll see how it works
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I have ARBs and they work without a problem.
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Ive got ECTEDs front and rear. No problems and I have seriously beat them. Its nice having posi and the ability to lock and unlock them whenever you want, at whatever speed. They lock up in less than a second but unlocking can take a little distance depending on how torqued the clutches were when you locked them up. They have gotten me out of some serious jams.
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I'm running ARB's front and rear for more than a year and beat on them and I've had no problem yet. Sometimes there might be an issue on where to put the compressor for the ARBs but one place where it fits is on the driver side nect to the firewall.
I have heard that OX has taken care of the quality issues over the years and know a few people that are very happy with them. Either way, you'd be happy.

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