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Old 08-27-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Anyone regret an Eaton locker?

Is there anyone who got an Eaton & regretted it and maybe even ended up getting another locker?

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Front or rear?

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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Have one in front, no regrets
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If I am correct the E-lockers are limited slip when not engaged. In the front that would not be very nice to drive in upstate New York in the winter.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:29 AM   #5
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Sorry, rear.I have an Aussie in the front.Dont plan on driving it much in the snow. I ask because Ive heard of reliability issues compared to an ARB.I just like the idea of it being electrical.
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I have an eaton in the rear and have no complaints! Works every time i push the button, and no compressor or air lines to deal with! Also I believe it's an open diff when not engaged
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There are only two lockers I'm aware of that are LSDs when unlocked.... the Rubicon's rear air locker and the not-worth-installing ECTED clutch-based locker.

And which Eaton locker are you interested in, their E-Locker or Detroit Locker?
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:12 PM   #8
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Original factory limited slip got me into trouble on a snow covered highway when it locked and unlocked on it's own.
Changed to the E-locker which is open when not engaged and locked when the button is pushed. No problems with this unit in the rear 44 axle on our '01.
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Original factory limited slip got me into trouble on a snow covered highway when it locked and unlocked on it's own.
Changed to the E-locker which is open when not engaged and locked when the button is pushed. No problems with this unit in the rear 44 axle on our '01.
What size tires are you pushing?
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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Jeery,its a E locker, MFG.33x12.5
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #11
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A friend I respect on a different forum has an
E-Locker with 35"tires and he likes it a lot.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:59 PM   #12
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I want to put one in my d44 but I've read that it's not good in the 44 with larger tires bc it's only a 2 pinion design instead of 4.
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True and as I recall with more thought, he finally ended up replacing his E-Locker with an ARB Air Locker. It turns out he couldn't get parts for the E-Locker from Eaton so he switched to the ARB.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
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That sucks, I really like the idea of the e-locker, but I don't want to have to buy a new locker and open the diff back up if it does break.
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True and as I recall with more thought, he finally ended up replacing his E-Locker with an ARB Air Locker. It turns out he couldn't get parts for the E-Locker from Eaton so he switched to the ARB.
And I did hear ARB tech support is way better than Eaton's.I just like the idea of it being electrical.

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