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Old 10-25-2013, 03:39 PM   #31
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Out of the list you provided, the Detroit TrueTrac is NOT a locker, it a a gear driven limited slip and will lose traction once a tire is lifted or if you rock crawl.

The Detroit Locker and Dana Trac Lok are automatic lockers which unlock when the hardware experiences a difference in speed between the inner and outer wheel. No activation required by the driver. The Detroit is a full carrier replacement, hence is a stronger unit but more costly compared to the Trac Lok (commonly referred as a lunchbox locker).

The ARB Air Locker, Ox Locker, and Eaton E-Locker are selectable lockers and require a switch mechanism to activate from an open differential to a spool. Selectivity makes this an ideal choice option for traction but more components are required for the units to operate.

The Auburn Ected is also a selectable locker but when inactive - operates as a clutch type limited slip vs. open. When activated, the unit is advertised as being "locked".

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Old 10-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #32
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Out of the list you provided, the Detroit TrueTrac is NOT a locker, it a a gear driven limited slip and will lose traction once a tire is lifted or if you rock crawl.
Good to know. I'm going to edit the list down, because I definitely want lockers.

ARB Air Locker
Detroit Locker
Ox Locker
Eaton E-Locker
Auburn Ected
Dana Trac Lok

(BTW: I listed what options popped up on 4wd.com when I did a search for rear axles.)

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FWIW,

I was looking at either a OX, ARB or Eaton e-locker for the HP dana 30 I'm building for my jeep.

I decided against the Eaton because to many bad reviews.

I didn't see any bad reviews really for either the OX or ARB.

I decided against the ARB due to the extra cost over the OX. I also like the simplicity of the manual cable engagement on the OX.
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I'm resurrecting this thread again. I've found a few used Dana 44 axle sets (front and rear) for sale. Should I consider a stock set with disc brakes, 4.10 gears, and factory lockers, or am I better off putting money into an aftermarket set?

There's a substantial cost difference. Again (and as I've mentioned before), I want to do this correctly rather than waste time and money.

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I'm resurrecting this thread again. I've found a few used Dana 44 axle sets (front and rear) for sale. Should I consider a stock set with disc brakes, 4.10 gears, and factory lockers, or am I better off putting money into an aftermarket set?

There's a substantial cost difference. Again (and as I've mentioned before), I want to do this correctly rather than waste time and money.

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Old 01-23-2014, 11:04 AM   #36
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Probably going with 35" at the maximum.
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Probably going with 35" at the maximum.
Does it come with the factory locker pumps? The factory tj rubicon lockers can only take a maximum of like 6 psi before they blow the internal bladder. And its really hard finding any like new replacment pumps for them since most aftermarket pumps nowadays are way higher then 6 psi. Not to mention it will be difficult to maintain 5 psi with an aftermarket pump.

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