OX Locker opinions? 1st or 2nd hand experience please. - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-04-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hartsville, TN
Posts: 45
OX Locker opinions? 1st or 2nd hand experience please.

Pretty simple here. I never hear anything about OX mechanical lockers. They seem like a good idea to me assuming there are no issues with the cables binding up. Should be as reliable as an emergency break I would think. Any thoughts?

I am trying to stay away from air lockers. I would prefer not to take up any under hood real estate with an air compressor if that's reasonable.

MrCrunchy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-04-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
Sponsoring Vendor
 
Ibuildembig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fruitland, Missouri
Posts: 8,336
I hate um...the cables are not as good as you think and they are not an instant engage. You have to spin the diff over to get it to lock and sometimes you cant do that, hence the reason you need a locker lol

Last one I did we used Elockers in it and so far its working well

Ibuildembig is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-04-2011, 06:11 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
freeskier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 2,491
OX has come out with air and electric actuators. The other plus I've seen from research is if the cable or air or electric actuators fail they make a tool that allows you to crawl under the rig and lock the diffs at the axle. Where if the air supply for your ARB were to ever fail you would be screwed.

However because prices between OX and ARB are similar I would choose ARB simply because they are so widely regarded.
freeskier is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-04-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hartsville, TN
Posts: 45
Thanks for the replies. I knew there had to be a reason nobody really mentions them. I am interested in the elocker as well. I would do ARB if it really is the best solution, but I'm just trying to stay away from a compressor. I just know if I end up going that route, the bug will get me and I'd do a full blown on board air for tires and tools as well. It's scary.
MrCrunchy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-11-2011, 11:37 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Fallujahcoyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 45
Talking Go for it!

I say go FULL RETARD! Thats what I plan on doing with ARB air lockers and a compressor for the tires at the beach or in the snow, but then again that is my intention I have not executed yet so I am in the same boat as you right now.

You only live once but if you do it right once is more than enough!

Fallujahcoyote is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5
Got to say I lost it on the going full retard thing. But I agree with Fallujahcoyote and plan to do so as well someday.
My91YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Badass_TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 412
I run a ox locker in the front, the cable is a pita, but once its setup its fine, it engages very easy.. I like it and have no real complaints. i would reccomend one of these brackets, makes routing the cable easier but you do have to cut a hole in your floor board..


Poly Performance JEEP/TRUCK & BUGGY*::*Lockers*::*OX Lockers*::*OX Locker Shifter Mounting Bracket for Jeep TJ - 4X4 Off-Road Parts, JK Synergy Suspension Systems, Fox Racing Shox, Beard, CNC Brakes, Johnny Joints®, Currie Enterprises, Edelbrock, Pit
Badass_TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2012, 12:46 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
MikalCarbine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bloomfield, CT
Posts: 1,187
The high output ARB compressor has enough output to fill your tires in a reasonable time span
__________________
2002 TJ Sport 4.0
33x12.5r15 MTZ
3" AEV/OME lifted

Usually posting on my Samsung Captivate Android
MikalCarbine is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
rugbywinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 28
I have ox in my front axle and have no complaints. As far as having to engage it in the middle of a climb, just engage it before the obstacle if you think you'll need it. Pretty simple.
Only thing is routing the cable. Keep it out of the way. Mine was routed poorly and rubs on the tire if I don't tie it up myself.
rugbywinger is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2012, 02:12 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Jason1348's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 646
Are club president has them front and rear work great
Jason1348 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-05-2012, 09:47 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
Coastie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santa Rita, Guam
Posts: 144
Images: 3
I just ordered them. Got the front in today (Dana 30) and the rear should be here in a few days (Dana 44) Bought them 'cause I was a fan of the simplicity. Haven't got them in, but as far as I can tell if you install the cable correctly and adjust it the way it needs to be adjusted they should be one of the most dependable things on the rig.
Coastie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: So Cal 805
Posts: 920
Have you installed them yet? If so how are they working out?
Xjman1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-14-2012, 12:08 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
Powderburn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coastie
I just ordered them. Got the front in today (Dana 30) and the rear should be here in a few days (Dana 44) Bought them 'cause I was a fan of the simplicity. Haven't got them in, but as far as I can tell if you install the cable correctly and adjust it the way it needs to be adjusted they should be one of the most dependable things on the rig.
Do tell! I have been looking at OX too. But the ARB's seem awesome as well.

A question though, i have a 08 wrangler X. The bare bones model, and I have no idea what my axels are? 30? 44? And i cant find the answer online ;(. Anyone know??
Powderburn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-15-2012, 12:29 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
Coastie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santa Rita, Guam
Posts: 144
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powderburn View Post
Do tell! I have been looking at OX too. But the ARB's seem awesome as well.

A question though, i have a 08 wrangler X. The bare bones model, and I have no idea what my axels are? 30? 44? And i cant find the answer online ;(. Anyone know??
I don't know anybody that runs the ARB lockers, but from what I can tell they are pretty solid. Just up to you on that one.

I had to figure out the same thing with mine when I got it. I found that the best thing was to email customer assistance @ Jeep with your VIN and ask for a spec sheet. That will tell you exactly what is on your jeep assuming that the previous owner didn't replace anything. There are other ways though...run a search for diff cover shapes either on google or here and it will show you. It will also say which one it is on the tag on your actual axle.

Hope that helps.
Attached Images
 
Coastie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2012, 06:15 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
Coastie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santa Rita, Guam
Posts: 144
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xjman1 View Post
Have you installed them yet? If so how are they working out?
Finally got them in. I am doing the break-in right now and plan on putting them to the test this coming Monday. I will post pics and let ya know how they work.
Coastie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-07-2012, 01:47 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
Coastie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santa Rita, Guam
Posts: 144
Images: 3
So they are installed. Tried them out yesterday. At the beginning of the day they worked like a charm, but at the next to last obstacle they wouldn't engage. Then on the way out they engaged again. I am like 99% sure that it is just a final tuning needed on the cables. But yeah, extremely pleased with them.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0175.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	228.8 KB
ID:	147944  
Coastie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-07-2012, 02:10 AM   #17
Jeeper
 
Derp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Huntington Beach CA
Posts: 583
I'll be getting ox front and rear when money permits.
Derp is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-07-2012, 06:20 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
Coastie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santa Rita, Guam
Posts: 144
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derp View Post
I'll be getting ox front and rear when money permits.
man they are bulletproof. I don't mind the cables so much, but I think if I did it again I would probably get it with the air actuators. (mainly because I would like to have an air compressor out on the trail)
Coastie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-07-2012, 08:42 AM   #19
Jeeper
 
Derp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Huntington Beach CA
Posts: 583
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coastie

man they are bulletproof. I don't mind the cables so much, but I think if I did it again I would probably get it with the air actuators. (mainly because I would like to have an air compressor out on the trail)
The cables are what turn me on about them

Derp is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Axle, locker and considered upgrades Akunin TJ General Discussion Forum 14 06-03-2010 02:02 AM
Lockers J1R3D TJ General Discussion Forum 33 02-16-2010 06:02 PM
crash coarse please tbk125 TJ General Discussion Forum 8 12-07-2009 12:36 PM
D30 Axle / ARB Locker Overhaul nicolas-eric TJ Tech Forum 11 09-11-2009 01:20 AM
8.8 Facts, Opinions & How-to's (f.a.q.) Iquois General Jeep Discussion 2 06-15-2007 10:41 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC