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Old 01-12-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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Selectable locker that is a LSD when disengaged?

As the title states, are there any options out there for selectable lockers that are a LSD when the locker is disengaged? I think Eaton used to make one, but it seems as though that is the model they had problems with and as such they are no longer on the market.

Are there any other options out there? I've done lots of research on lockers/diffs so far and am really just trying to gather information here, so posts along the lines of "you dont need a LSD, just use your locker..." or "LSDs dont work well anyways" are not really needed, at least for this post. Just trying to get a straight answer on the question.

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Old 01-12-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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Factory Rubicon locker.

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ected e locker
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Thanks guys, I'll have to do a little more research about those. I know the factory rubicons had them but also had read that they are pretty difficult to find.

Anyone have any comments on the quality/reliability of the ected e locker? I'm guessing its clutch based and as such has a finite mileage life.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:11 AM   #6
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You are probably thinking about the Auburn ected "locker". There have been many problems with this unit. It's a LS by virtue of a set of clutches that double as the "locker" when power is applied. When the clutches wear the "locker" becomes ineffective due to the clutch slippage. Good idea but has not seemed to work in the real world. The Eaton E Locker is a positive locking unit that does not use clutches.
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Is the eaton E locker a LSD when the locker is not engaged?
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Nope, and don't get an eaton e-locker if you have an 8.8 rear, it has a really weak design , good in the Dana axles though
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And don't go with the ECTED locker either. The ECTED is a clutch-based POS that will at some point have to have its clutch pack replaced which is a factory-only job. Not to mention it is barely worthy of having the word 'locker' included in its description since its clutch pack-based locker can slip in use.
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Dumb question maybe but I don't know what LSD stands for?
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:26 PM   #11
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LSD= Limited slip differential
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Duh! Thanks.

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