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rebelBullDawg325 11-15-2006 09:02 PM

lockers
 
i'm lookin to get selectable lockers (front and rear) for my 91 YJ. stock axles i'm pretty sure. what lockers should i look into?

bluvikng 11-15-2006 09:05 PM

ARB, is the best on the market, IMO...........electric lockers have also come a long way.

rebelBullDawg325 11-15-2006 09:08 PM

1st off, on a side not, i see IMO alot, whats it mean? back to the lockers, i'm sure they have come along way, but i jsut have trouble convincing myself to use anything electronic that may be submerged from time to time.... call me old fashion

bluvikng 11-15-2006 09:11 PM

IMO.......stands for, " In My Opinion", so back to my first statement.............ARB's are the best selectable locker.

rebelBullDawg325 11-15-2006 09:14 PM

are they air? electronic? cable? i'd really like cable, seems like it'd be the hardest to mess up

mrbigjeep 11-15-2006 10:40 PM

arb is an air locker. you got to have a source of air to use it. i think you use some type of on board compressor. i hear a lot of good things about ARB's. they are expensive though

jeeperman 11-16-2006 07:39 AM

ARB's are air lockers. I had one for several years, with many submersions, and never had an issue with it... The cable lockers are fine, but what I have heard about them is that they are a bit touchy (at least they used to be) and it can be difficult to route the cable just right to get easy operation/engagement out of them.

4Jeepn 11-16-2006 09:32 AM

I run ARB's front and rear. They run off an air compressor mounted high in the engine bay. You can use either a blue plastic line or a steel line that plugs into the axle housing. Then I have 3 switches mounted in the jeep, one for the compessor and two for the lockers. The cable lockers such as OX lockers have gotten better, I recall some ealry one's that had engaugement issues. Think parking brake line, as you use it it tends to slip a bit, thus the ox line would slip and not allow for full mesh of the parts.

One other item to keep in mind, if you have the dana 35 rear, a locker back there is going to put a lot of stress on that axle. It tends to blow up when that happens, You many wish to upgrade your axle shafts to help with this.


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