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detroit, eaton or arb?

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iLooking into a new 44 which of the three would be best for mostly street driven rig and snow ?
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If you go ARB be careful of your air lines. In the last year I've seen several of my buddies blow an air line and lose their locker for the rest of the day. I'm pretty sure a few of them went ahead and upgraded to steel braided air lines.
i've heard that about plastic lines but my rear locker plastic line has rubbed through the undercoating and the paint on my gas tank skid plate. nothing but bare shiny metal. the best part is i can't even tell on the line where it rubbing.

could it be that there lines were ripped out from being over extended?
Nah, it was a hot day, air lines touched something hot and just exploded. The lines were plenty long, and didn't just get ripped out. Even if they had been ripped out, thats another argument against an ARB ;)

ARBs are convinient, but in my opinion there are just too many things that can go wrong with them: air lines, compressor, electrical, compressor tank to name a few. For something as important as a locker simpler is better imo. If you want a selectable I would vote for the OX.
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