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ARB Locker: Front or back?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 45acp, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    Are they charging you by the word? :D
     
  2. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    But wheel spin on a open diff will break one as well
     
  3. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    Yeah, that's what I observed at Moab - guys who were open were having to gun it so hard I was afraid they were going to suddenly get traction with a lot of wheelspin on and shear some teeth off an R&P. Nobody did though.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    On my phone sorry. But he crawled over a rock and only had one tire planted. As well as turned into the rock. One cv was pulling the truck and it broke.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    This is y I would lock the rear before the front. Or as others say. BOTH would be ideal. Just bring parts tools
     
  6. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    i seen 3 in two events. 2 on a 1st gen taco and 1 on 2nd gen 4runner
     
  7. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    Details man! So how'd it happen? How did it get fixed?
     
  8. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    REAR will serve you most... Locker is used for climbing ultra steep, rocky or rutted grades. Going uphill, the vehicle weight (center of gravity) shifts backwards... and so the traction needs to be on the back tires.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    But he can only afford one, so he needs to make a choice.

    If he had the money to do both, I don't think he'd be asking.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    How much for that ARB locker?
     
  11. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Roughly a thou give or take, including the compressor.

    Go on east coast gear supply if you need an exact number from the lowest price outfit.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    i plan on gearing and locking both ends with the arb air locker. the other option i have been kicking around and not as off road oriented but, still nice would be a set-up. a mechanical rear locker either detroit or another respected brand to keep things simple and an e locker for the front. thoughts
     
  13. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    Uh, does anyone even make an elocker for the front??
     
  14. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    Nope just air.
     
  15. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    Thought not.
     
  16. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    well either way a selectable locker for the front diff does anyone have any experience with the mechanical lockers? also would the arb be a solid choice for the front or are there other brands to consider that would be better?
     
  17. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    ARB is your only choice for the front, short of lunchbox style.

    If you're blowin all that money, might as well go ARB front and rear. Strong, reliable, and easy to install, since the wiring harness and the compressor are set up to control two lockers as easily as one.

    But you can do a *lot* of good wheeling just locked in the back.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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    ok cool this is a couple months off so i'm just weighing my options here a bit. i def want to regear and figured while i was in there might as well go all the way lol.
     
  20. Jul 13, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    is that your truck steve?
     
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