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03-25-2009 12:18 PM
hoghvn Thanks CA-RJ and Chris for your input. Appreciate it!
03-25-2009 01:44 AM
CA-RJ The only complaint I have about mine is that sometimes it takes them awhile to lock up. Especially the front one. By "awhile" I mean 30-45 seconds, where the ARB takes a couple of seconds. Still, I am very happy to have them.
03-24-2009 08:26 PM
snwchris The Rubi axles are great, it depends in what your wheeling plans are, but the stock axle lockers are great.

ARB's have just been around longer and are tried & true, but don't get me wrong I still love the stock air lockers, they are better then I had anticapted, when I bought mine.

03-24-2009 04:46 PM
stevens243 It's been said on this forum (and others) that the stock Rubi air lockers are not as bullet proof and more prone to failure than ARB or other air lockers.

I have the Rubi locking diffs and the only problem I can report is that it takes a little spin after you change diff fluid before they want to lock.

If you can get a set in you're price range, get em, install them and use them. If the lockers crap out (eventually) replace them then.
03-24-2009 04:31 PM
hoghvn Hi Chris
When you say that you wished they were ARB's sometimes. Why do you say that? Do they have issues? Are they not as effective as ARB's? I want to make sure I do the right thing when investing in an axle, Rubi axles or standard 44 with ARB for a similar investment.
03-24-2009 03:52 PM
snwchris They are air lockers indeed, since there's a pump sitting on the skid plate below and air lines running to front & rear axle housings.

The lockers I believe are a foregin locker, they are not ARB's although dam sure wish they were sometimes.

They can be replaced with either E-locker or an ARB, but you need their specific product for it, since the Rubi 44s are different then the rest of the Jeep 44's

03-24-2009 02:59 PM
Question for 2005 Tj Rubicon owners?

Hello Rubi owners-
I found a pair of 44's for sale and I wanted to know if anyone had any
info on the type of lockers they came with in this year and model.
The owner says they are air lockers? I thought they came with e-lockers?

Are the ARB's? Any info is appreicated.


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