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detroit, eaton or arb?

1531 Views 15 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Jerry Bransford
iLooking into a new 44 which of the three would be best for mostly street driven rig and snow ?
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I would say that if you are really looking at selectable lockers then look into OX. No electronics or air lines to deal with. They use a cable that you mount in the cab to engage/disengage the locker. ARB's are great, but there's just a lot of outside things that can go wrong and then render your locker useless on the trail.
Yep, even the ARB air compressor is problem free so long as it's not misused by being used as a primary source of air for airing up tires. The ARB Air Locker is a remarkable and reliable design that holds up well to the toughest trails imaginable. Those who mention problems they heard about are generally from those who didn't have them installed by an experienced ARB installer or who took shortcuts during the installation process.

Installed properly, the ARB will give many years of trouble-free performance. I dare say that I belive it is more reliable than the Ox Locker that I'm extremely familiar with, even with the Ox's current more refined and reliable version. :)
It's 6 of one half dozen of the other on this one Jerry. People who are die hard ARB won't accept anything else and people who are die hard OX won't either. I'm looking at it from the standpoint of the current hardware put out by both companies and the simplicity of one over the other. Everyone has seen problems with both OX and ARB. I'm not sold on the electric lockers yet because of bad bad news created from the Detroit Electrac a couple years back. That thing is junk.

We've got some pretty insane and tough trails in AZ to and I've seen less problems here with OX than I have ARB.
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