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Old 01-28-2009, 04:40 PM   #1

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Which diff locks would you choose?

I am interested in getting diff locks for my 07' it would be a big help to me if you could all tell me which you personally think are best & why, thanks guys

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Old 01-28-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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I would say the Eaton E-locker, Detroit Tru-Trac or OX Locker

It depends on the type of wheeling your planning on doing. Seeing that your in MOAB, you cant really go wrong with the 3 mentioned.

The E-locker & OX can be disengaged for street driving and believe that will act like a limited slip

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Old 01-28-2009, 11:18 PM   #3
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I am probably going to go with Aussie lockers front and rear.

They are cheap $260
They are easy to install
They are simple
They do not have extra wires or air lines to run or break
I can install them now and still use them when I re-gear

They are not selectable.
They make noise on the street.
Can't drive on snow covered streets.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:45 AM   #4
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For selectable lockers:

first choice: ARB air locker
reason: tried and tested and proven tough, also on board air is always useful
open when not locked= nothing to wear out
cons: air lines can leak if not installed properly.

second choice: OX locker
reason: proven strong, simple design, open when not locked= nothing to wear out
cons: mounting cable actuators, or its electric and on my axle in water etc

Not Selectable
Only one choice for me
trutrac if mainly a dd
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:10 PM   #5
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I love my Detroit Locker. It is bullet proof, and unstoppable. I have driven it in everything from snow to mud to rocks.

Pros: -Bullet Proof
-Both wheels are completly locked together
-Unlocks on turns so no chirping or hopping
-Cheaper than selectable locker
-Dont have to worry about turning it on (No parts that might break, leaving u stuck)

Cons: -Loud bang every 50-100 miles due to built in pre-lash ( I love this)
-Changes handling slightly (took me a week to get used too)
-Somewhat of a jerkier ride
-Some people say in the snow the jeep will want to go straight while turning because the locker wont unlock ( I had it in 4 wheel drive, and was unstoppable)
-Tires will wear out quicker

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im a fan of the true-trac ... youll hear that if your running anything over 33s it doesnt work but i run 35s and it works great!! but id say that a selectable locker is a good choice also
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ARB ran front and rear, no issues. as for the air line.. carry a patch kit.
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Thanks I really appreciate the input
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:42 AM   #9
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I run an auburn ected now in my 30 and beat the hell out of it not 1 problem, just a little slow to release, but i am onto the ox for the 44 that is going in...
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:48 AM   #10
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Um, I might not be as up to date on my JK's as I should, but when did aftermarket lockers start popping up?

Edit: I stand corrected. Looking around the interwebs a little I have found that OX and ARB have lockers available for the JK D30 and "NON-Rubicon" D44. Arb is also putting together a JK 44 rear 35 spline setup.
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I would never install an auto locker. I like 100% selectable lockers. They´re only activated when I want them.
I have two ARB lockers and would buy them again.
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Theres always the lincoln rear locker and OX cable for the front
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:55 PM   #13
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I have the detroit in the rear and the OX up front
I like them both but I paid $200 total for both lockers

If I had the money I would go with arb the arb ingages and disingages faster and easier then the ox
I have to think ahead of time when ingaging my ox locker sometimes it doesnt ingage right away so If I'm on an obstical and need the locker I most of the time have to back off and back up a little and then forward to get it to engage

the detroit you dont even think about
infact I ran a spool in the rear before I got the detroit and the detroit seemed to me like a limited slip I dont even notice it
Unless I let off the gas and then gas is again I feel a little side to side motion in the back

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