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Old 08-31-2012, 01:58 AM
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eaton e locker

Hi from AUS
Putting a e locker in the rear D44 what should I expect with its performance off road
Any experience of this locker
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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I just put them in my jeep last week rear and front. All I can say is WOW. I can go places now with just the rear locked that I could never go before in 4 wheel drive before the e-lockers. Your going to like it

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I loved them in my TJ and will probably go with them in my JKU. Going from open to a locker in the rear took it to a whole new level. I have considered only putting one in the rear this time. I rarely used the front locker in my TJ and never really needed it. I don't rock crawl and with the BLD on the JK a rear locker should be all I need. If you have never owned a locker you will see why people that do swear by them. The Eaton's I had were invisible on the street and worked flawlessly off-road.
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Just curious, but what does an e locker cost and is it something your installing yourself
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Typically no. It is pretty much along the lines of install new gears. Not really for the average home mechanic.

As for the E Locker, I almost considered one for my D44 but the weaker 2 pinion design turned me away every time. I even was still considering it despite the known weak design but am not ultimately going with it because of it. I have no doubt it performs for mildly run trails and ease of use is a huge plus. When the time comes I am going with a Yukon Zip locker out back.

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Lockers are easy. The elocker has simple electrical routing and requires no set up unlike ox cable and arb air. If your keeping your factory gears, be careful not to disrupt the shim packs when removing pinion gear. Also, torque in stages, dont retorque full monty in one shot or you may have to reshim. Easy stuff, take your time.
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Getting a specialist to fit the unit as if there is a issue got someone to take it back to, but cant wait till its fitted:-)
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Typically no. It is pretty much along the lines of install new gears. Not really for the average home mechanic.

As for the E Locker, I almost considered one for my D44 but the weaker 2 pinion design turned me away every time. I even was still considering it despite the known weak design but am not ultimately going with it because of it. I have no doubt it performs for mildly run trails and ease of use is a huge plus. When the time comes I am going with a Yukon Zip locker out back.

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I had the same concerns when I was thinking about going this way. Then when I talked to rock solid and they told me they have put 100s of these in and gave me a list of people to call that had them. I called a few. Out of all they have put in not one of them have failed. And most of these guys are hard core mudders and mud is a true test of strength. I went with it in the rear and when I have more money will be putting it in the front also. It's awesome how well it works.
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I had the same concerns when I was thinking about going this way. Then when I talked to rock solid and they told me they have put 100s of these in and gave me a list of people to call that had them. I called a few. Out of all they have put in not one of them have failed. And most of these guys are hard core mudders and mud is a true test of strength. I went with it in the rear and when I have more money will be putting it in the front also. It's awesome how well it works.
Thats good to hear thanks for the info
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